As a class, discuss the following themes and concepts from Water Weight to help familiarize your students with them. Try and focus the discussion on the meaning of each theme/concept. When the discussion is complete, ask students to match the theme/concept with its definition.
Some questions to help the discussion get started:
To further enhance your students understanding of the themes/concepts in Water Weight, place them in small groups and assign each a theme/concept to research and explore. While exploring their theme/concept, they should focus on finding real-life examples (from reputable sources) of how the theme/concept can be both positive and negative (for example: body image and how the media can make us feel bad or good about our bodies).
Each group will discuss the examples they have found and will brainstorm pros and cons of the theme/concept.
Each student will then be responsible for making their own word cloud based on what they have learnt from their exploration, as well as writing about it from either their personal perspective or how they have turned a con(s) of the theme into a positive (i.e. turning your differences into something that people admire, respect or don’t even notice as ‘different’).