Got the Theme... Now What??

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  1. Avery

    Avery Rookie

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    I have 1/2 of a project created, but I'm stumped about where kids go from here. My 7th grade advanced students will be reading 2 stories. For each story (one is a novel), they have to create a Theme Chart. Basically, they will have chosen the theme of the work and found passages that support that idea.

    But how can we expand on this? I don't want them just to turn in the 2 worksheets; I'd rather they do something meaningful - a project that ties them together. Only I'm stuck because I can't figure out a way to work in 2 separate works and themes without them producing 2 separate projects.

    Our time frame is about 2 or 3 class periods (an hour each). We will not have any time for presentations after. Also, I need to avoid a writing assignment, because of some testing we're doing the following week.

    :help:

    Ideas??
     
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  3. beccmo

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    Sep 4, 2012

    Research Current events or brainstorm movies that also apply to the theme? -with explanation of course. Debate?

    Counterthemes?

    As you can probably guess I am not a LA teacher, but thought I would try and give some suggestions.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    What are you hoping to accomplish with the work you've done this far?
     
  5. Avery

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    Sep 4, 2012

    I was hoping for some comparing and contrasting of some kind. But that really is where I'm stuck.
     

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