Linked to the Common Core, this lesson enables students to identify, analyze, then synthesize, and express a thematic element from any novel in visual format, thus combining critical thinking skills with creativity. The content is easily adaptable to large and small projects and multiple grade levels and allows for exploration of highly emotional themes. I used this with A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, and there are specific references to the novel in the PPT. This lesson is particularly useful for differentiation in the classroom as well. Note: Mature subject matter in PPT for upper grades, but can easily be adapted for 9th + 10th grade.
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