Challenge your students with these great multi-part critical thinking questions about fiction (short story or novel). You can use this with any piece of fiction that you've read in class, so you'll be able to use it over and over, and hopefully, for many years!
There are 40 cards total, 8 for plot, 8 for characterization, 4 for setting, 4 for point of view, 2 for theme, 2 for symbolism, 4 for style & tone, and 8 for different types of literary criticism, including reader-response, biographical, formalism, historicism, psychological, Marxist, mythological, and feminist criticism. These may be tougher for students if you have not covered these types of literary criticism. If you teach honors or AP, they might be great as challenge questions!
Again, the following topics are covered:
Point of View
Style and Tone
These are meant to help students consider many important elements of fiction, as well as keep them thinking. You choose how much of a response you want from your students, and how to use them.
As with all task cards, I recommend backing them with cardstock before laminating. These cards are also one-sided, unless you really want to make them back to back...you'll have fewer to go around.
Enjoy using these with your students!
Please check out my other task card sets!
Writing About Poetry
Writing About Drama
Teacher in the Rye