Have your students discuss and identify themes with this easy to use activity! It’s time to collaborate and get your students moving! If your English language arts students have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a collaborative poster to help them find it. Teachers love using literature circles for small groups, book clubs, and collaborative learning. Your students will love their collaborative poster for their novel or short story’s themes. This digital download includes the teacher procedure, suggestions, step by step set up, literary device study for themes collaborative poster printable, student reflection questions, and literature circle rubric.
This classroom activity allows students to engage with others. Students will work together in small groups to share ideas and respond to tasks and their text. Students who have a hard time sitting quietly will find this activity helpful.
Teachers are always looking for new ways to differentiate their lessons and include more collaborative projects for their students. As an English teacher, I have found that using Literature Circles work wonderfully.
If you are limited in your book choice, this also works well with whole-class novels, where the novel is being read in small groups.
Teachers use the student reflection and literature circles rubric
LITERATURE CIRCLES, THEMES, FOR ANY NOVEL OR SHORT STORY:
★Small group poster- comes with 4 pieces for your students to collaborate. Groups of 2-6 can work together successfully and harmoniously. -You just need to print one collaborative poster for each group.
★Perfect for a literature circle, book club, student-centered review, whole class novel study in small groups.
★Lit Circle Rubric
★Lit Circle Reflection Questions
★Lit Circle THEMES poster rubric
★Group signs and display signs
★Completed themes poster sample
★Teacher instructions for literature circles, collaboration poster, gallery walks, philosophy, background on sketchnotes
★One-pager for a notebook or binder. Perfect for literary devices guided notes.
This type of collaborative activity is perfect for any of time of the year. For teachers especially! It is a student-centered approach and modern teaching strategy. You get to walk around, sit with different groups, and observe! Literature circles are meant to be a monitored activity.
Small Group Collaborative Posters
This themes collaborative poster is triple the fun with the combination of coloring, creativity, and text or concept analysis poster group work! Watch students and staff stop and look at the completed works…very eye-catching! The poster is 4 pieces. Completed it is – 20 X 16 IN.
You’ll love watching your students collaborate. The activity is designed for students to communicate and work together.
Recommended supplies needed: crayons, colored pencils, scissors, tape or stapler
Please provide me with really appreciated feedback!
Created by Danielle Knight, © Study All Knight, 2018.