I love using frames this time of year. We have used most of the concepts of Kaplan's Depth and Complexity on at least a weekly basis by now. I just love that I can write the symbols on the board and ask them to think deeply about a book or other concept and they can do it independently!
We read a book called Baby by Patricia MacLachlan:
I don't read this with all my classes, but I thought this group would like it. A family finds a baby left on their doorstep with a note asking them to take care of her and she changes all their lives. I asked them to make a frame to show the perspective of the baby, the ethics brought up in the story, any unanswered questions they still had and what the big idea we can take away from the book.