In this review lesson students are asked to go back into text read during the unit. They then follow a rubric to create a puzzle. The elements they are looking for in text are: foreshadowing, red herring characters, protagonist/antagonist, authors tone, setting and mood, symbolism, conflict, and inference. Once found in the text, they are required to connect their examples with a visual, a quote, and also an explanation of their evidence.
The lesson includes a rubric for the students and detailed explanation of how it should be taught.
At first glance students believe this assignment to be fairly simplistic, but once they begin the process, it challenges them and really forces them to look back at text and understand the literary terms reviewed in the unit. As a teacher it is great walking the room and listening to their discussions as they talk and argue with each other over what terms mean and the best story to use for evidence.
Once downloaded, a digital copy of the puzzle piece template can be sent if requested