Need a great group activity? This will really get your students thinking...and discussing!
This is much like my Q, C, and S worksheets that I use for high school students, but in a NEW format! Use with groups for your Pearl unit. It is for chapter five only. The kids really loved it, and it made them use a lot of different critical thinking skills:)
Groups of four choose from the quotes, and fill in the graphic organizer. They will focus on context (what is happening right now in the novella), significance (explaining why it's important and how it connects different literary elements--character/theme, etc.), and finally, connection (how does this relate to a theme).
Expand this activity and have groups come to a consensus about which theme they feel is most representative of the chapter, and have them write on the back of the graphic organizer, giving examples from the text.
Graphic organizer for students
Directions--just in case:)
Teacher in the Rye