Students will build a stronger understanding of the key scenes in the book.
The basic premise of this activity is to create a “message board” where students can post and comment upon important, entertaining, interesting, etc., passages from a reading. This activity lends itself well to working with books as it is an ongoing creation in which all students can choose to participate.
Although this activity can be done in a digital environment such as Edmodo or on a wiki page, good old fashioned butcher paper and markers may be more effective. An online version of this activity is difficult to incorporate directly into the classroom unless you are equipped with tablets or laptops. However, if students are highly active online, digital may be the way to go (and allows the activity to continue outside of school).
3 – 5 minutes per session
Take the time to look at what students have posted that day.
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.
Students work collaboratively to create an in-depth study guide to understanding key scenes, quotations, and themes in Travels with Charley.
Understanding the difference between "showing" and "telling" not only enhances students' enjoyment of literature but also improves their own writing.
An in-depth, section-by-section breakdown of short writing prompts for use in journal assignments, assessments, and discussion starters.
Breakdown the major events, themes, and discussion topics. This is a rich source of information to help frame an entire unit plan for Travels with Charley.