Kind of Activity:
writing, critical thinking, comprehensive analysis of the book
to chronicle students' individual reaction to the book
This is a simple exercise for students to respond to and reflect on the novel as a whole. Give students 5-10 minutes to free write a response about any aspects of the novel. The response can be stream-of-consciousness and need not be written well; ideally, the students' pens should be moving the entire time. Encourage students to consider moments of the book that resonated, characters they liked or disliked, whether they were satisfied with the ending, whether anything about the novel is still unclear,...
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