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ELA Activities for Any Text

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A bundle of ELA activities that can be used for any text focusing on character analysis, characterization, identifying theme, finding the main idea and supporting details, summarizing activities, constructed response and persuasive writing.

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This bundle includes 12 resources:

  1. Chapter Summary One Pager
  2. One Pager for a Play (Act & Scene Summary)
  3. Character Analysis Acrostic Poem
  4. Character Analysis One Pager
  5. Character Analysis Brochure
  6. Character Analysis Digital Flipbook
  7. Theme Analysis One Pager
  8. Theme Analysis Brochure
  9. Theme Analysis Print & Digital Card
  10. Theme Analysis Flipbook
  11. The S.A.U.C.Y Contructed Response Method
  12. Birthday Party Menu Using Imagery

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

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RESOURCE BREAKDOWN

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CHAPTER SUMMARY ONE PAGER

This engaging chapter summary one pager for a novel activity helps students show their understanding and knowledge of chapters they read! This ELA one pager activity can be great way to gauge student understanding of main idea and key details, and can help in checking to see if students have been reading!

Students will:

  • Identify the most important events from the chapter.
  • Find specific quotes in the chapter related to important events and/or resonated with the student.
  • Create a one pager creatively showcasing their understanding and knowledge of the chapter.

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS ONE PAGER

A great resource for analyzing character traits, character development and indirect and direct characterization that can be used with any a book, short story, poem, etc.

Students will:

  • Have two different activity options:
    • One Pager – Indirect and Direct Characterization – Focuses on the personality of the character and analyzes how indirect and direct characterization is used to reveal details about the character.
    • One Pager – Character Development – Focuses on how a character changes from beginning – middle – end and the events and other characters that caused the changes.
  • Find specific quotes in the text related to the character and their development.
  • Create a one pager creatively showcasing their understanding and knowledge of a character in the text.

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THEME ANALYSIS ONE PAGER

This fun and engaging finding the main idea one pager activity will help if you are struggling teaching theme or help your students understand identifying themes and main idea and supporting details! Can be used to analyze a book, short story, poem, article, passage/excerpt or other text!

Students will:

  • Learn what a theme is as well as the difference between theme topics and a theme statement.
  • Identify multiple theme topics they believe are repeated through a text
  • Create a theme statement showing the message/lesson they believe the author is repeating throughout the text.
  • Create a one pager focusing on how the author developed the theme.

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ONE PAGER FOR A PLAY – ACT & SCENE SUMMARY

Helps students show their understanding and knowledge of acts and scenes they read in a play!

Students will:

  • Identify the most important events from either an act or scene of a play.
  • Find specific quotes in the play related to important events and/or that resonated with the student.
  • Create a one pager creatively showcasing their understanding and knowledge of the act or scene.

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THEME ANALYSIS FLIPBOOKS

Each digital Flipbook comes with a tab that breaks down the difference between a theme topic (one-word main idea such as “Adventure”) and a theme statement (the message or lesson the author tries to teach the reader about the theme topic).

#1: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Topic

This flipbook contains a tab for:

  • Theme topic vs theme statement.
  • Brainstorm theme topics
  • Analyze how setting(s), character(s) and event(s) relate to their chosen theme topic.
  • Identify evidence from the text and explain how it relates to theme topic they chose.

#2: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Statement

This flipbook contains a tab for:

  • Theme topic vs theme statement.
  • Brainstorm theme topics they think are repeated throughout the text
  • Choose a theme topic & Create a theme statement
  • Identify evidence from the text and explain how it relates to the theme statement they identified.

#3: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Shared Between Two Different TextsThis flipbook contains a tab for:

  • Theme topic vs theme statement.
  • Brainstorm theme topics
  • Identify character’s from the text and how they relate to the theme statement.
  • Identify specific events explaining how they relate to the theme statement.

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THEME ANALYSIS BROCHURE

Students create a brochure showcasing their understanding of a major lesson/message they believe has developed throughout the text. Included in this resource are two brochure options: bi-fold brochure or a tri-fold brochure. Rubrics are also included!

1. Planning Sheet

  • Students review the difference between a theme topic (main idea repeated throughout the text that is usually one word) and theme statement (sentence stating the message/lesson the author tries to teach the reader through the theme topic).
  • Students choose a theme topic and then use a guideline to create a theme statement. Students then identify events and characters that relate to the theme statement.

2. Student Directions

Directions for both the bi-fold and tri-fold option are given. Students include information such as:

  • Events and characters related to the theme topic or theme statement
  • Explanations of how events and characters help to develop the theme
  • Create a symbol they feel best represents the theme
  • Evidence from the text to support their analysis

3. Rubric

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THEME ANALYSIS PAPER TENT

They do all of this in fun and creative way – a paper tent! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing except they use the tent to visualize their analysis of a theme in the text! Digital version included!

1. Theme Resource

  • Helps students understanding the difference between a main idea (theme topic) and the theme (a message or lesson the author tries to teach the reader through the main idea).

2. Planning Sheet

  • Tasks students with identifying a theme topic, creating a theme statement, and identify characters and events that relate to the theme, to help students prepare for what they will include in their theme analysis text.

3. Templates

  • Template one focuses on events that relate to the theme. There are two versions.
  • Template two focuses on characters that relate to the theme.
  • Each version comes with a copy that either focuses on students analyzing a theme topic OR a theme statement!

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS FLIPBOOK

#1: Character Snapshot (Focusing on Characterization)

This flipbook contains a tab for students to identify:

  • Physical Appearance
  • Thoughts & Speech
  • Actions/Behaviors
  • Impact on Others

#2: Character Development

This flipbook contains a tab for:

  • Character Snapshot focusing on indirect and direct characterization
  • Character in the Beginning of the text
  • Character in the Middle of the tex
  • Character by the End of the text

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS ACROSTIC POEM

Great for any text, this character analysis acrostic poem activity will help your students showcase their analysis of important characters in a fun and engaging way! Students not only look at indirect and direct characterization to learn different aspect of the character, but also identify the characters hopes, dreams, motivations and more!

1. Concept Sheet

  • This sheet explains what an acrostic poem is and the three different ways you can structure an acrostic poem, with an example poem for each!

2. Planning Sheet

  • Students identify the personality of a character of their choosing, noting the characters dream, hopes, fears, hobbies, etc. Students also provide examples of indirect and direct characterization and explain what that reveals about the character.

3. Three poem templates for students to use.

  • Examples for each template are also included!

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS BROCHURE

Included in this resource are two project options for describing characters: bi-fold brochure or a tri-fold brochure.

1. Planning Sheet

  • Students identify a character and use their background knowledge to note specific details including physical traits, hopes, dreams, aspirations, fears, and more!
  • The planning sheet also tasks students with analyzing how the character(s) has developed throughout the text.

2. Student Directions

Directions for both the bi-fold and tri-fold option are given. Students include information such as:

  • Character development
  • Character traits
  • Character Interactions
  • Analysis on what causes the character to change throughout the text.
  • Evidence showing the character development.
  • Illustrations to represent the character and/or the characters development

3. Rubric

  • A rubric both the bi-fold and tri-fold option are given. Grading criteria includes cover page, content pages, events, character overview, visual images and creativity!

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THE SAUCY RESPONSE METHOD

A writing strategy for brief constructed responses to help students move from summary to analysis! Great for argumentative writing, essay writing, and writing through the year.

Includes:

1. The SAUCY Response Method Sheet

2. Example using The SAUCY Response Method

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BIRTHDAY MENU USING IMAGERY

A fun and engaging descriptive writing and figurative language practice activity where students learn about imagery and the five senses by creating their dream birthday party menu! There are figurative language worksheets included for students to:

  • Learn how to define imagery and identify the five senses.
  • Practice identifying examples of imagery by analyzing the menu from their favorite restaurant!
  • Create their own dream birthday party menu describing their favorite foods using imagery!

1. Three pages of teacher directions

2. Warm-Up

  • Focuses on defining imagery, identifying the five senses and examples of descriptive words used to describe food.

3. Info Sheet detailing the types of imagery and the five senses.

  • Visual – Sight
  • Olfactory – Smell
  • Gustatory – Taste
  • Tactile – Touch
  • Auditory – Hearing
  • Kinesthetic – Movement
  • Organic – Emotion

4. List of 64 attention grabbing words to describe food, to help students create their menu!

5. Worksheet for students to analyze the menu of their favorite restaurant, identifying examples of imagery and the sense(s) being appealed to

6. Rubric for students to use to create their own menu using imagery

7. Menu Templates

  • Black and White
  • Version for students to color in
  • Version that is already colored

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File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Content Pages: 259

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