To incorporate literary elements, text analysis, etc., I try to do as many group activities with a literary work as I can. I find that novels provide opportunities for many group activites.
Here are a two samples of group charts, done on manila paper, but I often cut chart paper/bulletin board paper for these group activities.
* Making Connections Chart and Character Inferences Chart from Sharon Draper's Romiette and Julio:
Other Charts Students Created were:
--Direct and Indirect Characterization Charts
Because I needed a quick and easy way to monitor groups and assess the actual skill assignment, I created rubrics for each activity/meeting for 3 activites: Inferences, Characterization, and Making Connections! I will be adding a Problem/Solution Assessment Chart, so be sure to stay tuned!
You can see them or purchase them here:
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