Activity Overview

Important lines or events can be highlighted with storyboards. Ask students to make personal connections to the text by selecting and illustrating an important part and explaining its significance. You can direct students to choose a scene, a line of dialogue, or one of the many literary allusions in the book. This is a simple and engaging way for students to demonstrate an understanding of the novel’s characters, plot, or theme. The example below shows a sample storyboard making a connection to a poem Hazel recites.

The Fault in Our Stars Personal Connection

Favorite Literary Reference

"so much depends / upon / a red wheel / barrow / glazed with rain / water / beside the white / chickens" I like this poem because it means that the simple things in life are very important, like spending time with your grandmother.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Write "Favorite Part of The Fault in Our Stars in the header.
  3. Select a part of the book that you find important and can connect with. Write it in the header. Next, write why you chose it and why it's important to you.
  4. Illustrate this part OR your connection using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and Exit

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text

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