Two students in my class did a lesson with a modified book pass. They had students decorate brown paper bags with quotes or images that reflected the novel. Then, students filled the bags with objects that related to the novel. As I watched the lesson, I wondered if they would give students any criteria for what went into the bag.
Last night, as I sat on my friends back porch, she had a wonderful idea. She said that you could ask each students to include an object that represents a character, one that represents a theme, one that represents setting, etc. What a great idea? The students in the methods class really liked the idea, but I think this idea takes it a step further.
I'll have to post the link to that site.