Students work in small groups to analyze and dissect a reading, then report back to the class. This activity aids students in understanding complex material.
Provide a structure that students of all abilities can utilize to build their analytical skills.
Help develop students’ critical analysis abilities. The assignment can be modified per grade level/ability, and is a perfect introduction to scholarly papers.
An in-depth, section by section breakdown of short writing prompts for use in journal assignments, assessments, and discussion starters.
Provide additional structure and guidance to that found in “Mining for Examples.” Students create their own study guide for the novel.
Students work collaboratively to create an in-depth study guide to understanding key scenes, quotations, and themes in Of Mice and Men.
Create a “message board” where students can post and comment upon important, entertaining, and interesting passages from Of Mice and Men.