Literary Strategy #41
What is it?
Students work in small groups to draw diagrams and pictures to symbolize what the story means to them. These pictures represent the students feelings and interpretations toward the story.
After creating their pictures, students share with other students to extend their understanding and to get new insight on the story. Through this strategy, students learn that there is no single correct interpretation.
How To Use The Strategy
2. Discuss the themes
3. Draw the sketches.
4. Share the sketches within small group.
5. Share some sketches in front of the entire class.
6. Revise sketches and make final copies.
Implementing In The Classroom
Students can use this strategy while reading any book! This allows for deeper meaning while looking at characters and themes through out a story.
Students can use this strategy when learning about different cultures, time periods or historical figures.