OBJECTIVE: Students will review facts from a previously studied work of literature.
Divide your class into teams of four students. Give each team blank paper, markers, and a copy of the work you have studied.
Instruct students that they will be reviewing the work by learning their ABC's.
Student teams will write a poem using the letters of the alphabet to begin each new line. Poems may be rhyming or nonrhyming.
EXAMPLE: from THE SCARLET LETTER
A is for the letter Hester wears upon her bossom.
B is for the Black Man who haunts the forest.
C is for Chillingworth who seeks his vengence.
D is for denial that Dimmesdale finds himself in.
E is for everyone who sins in this Boston community.
F is for failure to abide by God's laws.
G is for . . .
COMMENTS: Students love the activity. I made a bulletin board out of their work to display at Open House. I never knew 11th grade students cared about their work like mine did with this review.