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Literary Analysis Activities Middle & High School for Theme and Character Analysis

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A comprehensive BUNDLE of resources containing a variety of literary analysis activities and projects for THEME & CHARACTER ANALYSIS!

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There are 8 resources included in this bundle:

  1. Theme Analysis Digital Flipbook
  2. Theme Analysis Brochure Project
  3. Theme Analysis One Pager
  4. Theme Analysis Digital Card/ Paper Tent
  5. Character Analysis Digital Flipbook
  6. Character Analysis Brochure Project
  7. Character Analysis One Pager
  8. Character Analysis Acrostic Poem

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

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THEME ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY 1: Finding Theme Digital Flipbooks for Google Classroom™

Multiple Versions

  • Three Flipbook Activities
  • Each come with two versions: one in color and one in black and white
  • Three Answer Keys

DEFINING THEME

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).

  • Theme Topic: Adventure
  • Theme Statement: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.

#1: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Topic

This flipbook contains a tab for:

  • Theme topic vs theme statement.
  • Mind map for students to 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 and Choose a specific theme topic
  • Create a theme statement using the theme topic they chose
  • 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 they think are repeated throughout the text
  • Identify character’s from the text and how they relate to the theme statement.
  • Identify specific events from the text and explain how they relate to the theme statement.

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ACTIVITY 2: One Pager Activity

Have students show their understanding and knowledge of theme with this creative and engaging one pager activity.

1. Theme Info Sheet defining theme topic vs theme statement.

2. Theme Analysis

  • Guide that helps students identify theme topics repeated in the text and create a theme statement showing the message/lesson they believe the reader can learn from the text.
  • Students also identify specific events from the text that relate to the theme statement.

3. One Pager Rubric

4. Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!

5. SEVENTEEN Student Examples of One Pagers!

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ACTIVITY 3: BROCHURE

Students create a brochure showcasing their understanding of a major lesson/message they believe has developed throughout the text!

TWO Brochure Options: Bi- Fold OR Tri-Fold which include:

1. Planning Sheet

  • Students review the difference between a theme topic and theme statement.
  • 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
  • Evidence from the text to support their analysis
  • And more!

3. Rubric

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ACTIVITY 4: PAPER TENT/DIGITAL CARD

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!

1. Theme Resource

  • Helps students identify a theme topic and then use that topic to create a theme statement (message/lesson of the text).

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.

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY 5: DIGITAL FLIPBOOK

Multiple Versions

  • Three Flipbook Activities
  • Each come with two versions: one in color and one in black and white
  • Three Answer Keys

#1: Character Snapshot (Focusing on Characterization)

This flipbook contains a tab for:

  • 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
  • How the Character is in the Beginning of the text
  • How Character changes from the beginning to the middle of the text
  • How Character changes from the middle to the end of the text

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ACTIVITY 6: ONE PAGER

CHARACTER ANALYSIS ONE PAGER

  • Focuses on the personality of the character and analyzes how indirect and direct characterization is used to reveal details about the character.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT ONE PAGER

Focuses on how a character changes from beginning – middle – end and the events and other characters that caused the changes.

  • One Pager Rubric for each activity.
  • Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!
  • SEVENTEEN Student Examples of One Pagers!

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ACTIVITY 7: 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

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ACTIVITY 8: ACROSTIC POEM

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.

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File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Content Pages: 174

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