Build a Book Puzzle – Theme, setting and plot all need to come together like a puzzle in order for a book to work.
Chapter Analysis: PLOT – How did this one come together and what went down?
Chapter Analysis: Setting – Tell us all about the environment this story takes place in or around.
Chapter Analysis: THEME – It is like asking yourself what the point of this work was.
Chapter Analysis: SETTING – This one will take more than just a few sentences.
Mercury and the Woodman – Determine the theme of the story. Then match the numbered sentences with whether they are contributing to the development of theme, setting or plot.
The Elephant's Child – How does the opening paragraph of the story develop the story's setting?
The Story of Alnaschar – Explain how the subsequent paragraphs build on the second paragraph to raise the stakes.
The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – Find and explain the parallel construction in the first part of the story. How does it contribute to the development of the plot?
The Gift of the Magi – Read the story. Then explain whether each numbered paragraph contributes to the development of the setting, theme or plot of the story.
Breaking Down a Book – Theme, setting and plot all need to come together like a puzzle in order for a book to work. Fill out the organizer to analyze how the theme, setting and plot are developed in the book you just read.
Understanding Plot: Chapter By Chapter – Think about the book you have just read. How is the plot developed from chapter to chapter? Fill out the organizer.
The Lark and Her Young Ones – Identify the theme of the story. Then underline each sentence that directly contributes to the development of the theme.
The Camel and the Pig – Theme, setting and plot all need to come together like a puzzle in order for a story to work.
The Real Princess – Analyze how each of the following scenes contributes to the plot, theme and/or setting of the story.