Adapted from a Laying the Foundation technique, this activity is excellent for getting students to think deeper after reading a text. This can be used with fiction or nonfiction, so it is a skill/activity students can do over and over. I have students add it to their interactive notebooks, so we can refer back to the skill. By using a target or bulls eye, students move from the significance of a single word to full thematic statements. Students must support their answers with textual evidence and explanation which is great practice for state testing.