Deeper Reading Activities

Activities to use for assignments

Positive/Negative Chart pgs 98-100

A positive-negative chart is an excellent way to have students track specific literary elements in a novel or play.


1. Positive versus negative behavior by a specific charcter

              i.e Pip in Great Expectations steals food for a convict. Is this a positive or negative behavior and how positive or negative is it? How does this compare to other behaviors?

2. Positive or negative influence other characters have on the main character

           i.e Students pay attention to the influence other characters have on a given character.

3. Highest or lowest point in the story.

           i.e Have students mark the high and low points of a story for a given character. Students will then chart these points based on how positive or negative the events appear in the life of the character.