Common Threads and Word Webs
Kind of Activity:
Studnets will be able to identify common themes and motifs across an author's texts.
Common Core Standards:
Break out into small groups so that you have between 5 and 7 groups. Assign each group a story in this section and ask them to discuss motifs and themes in that story.
Ask one person in each group to act as a scribe, and to write down phrases and words that come up the most.
Use a chalkboard, whiteboard, or smartboard for the next part of the activity. After the groups have worked for about 15 minutes, bring the full class back...
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