A comprehensive study guide based on extensive research which is ideal for individual, small group or whole class study of the novel. Includes:
1. Teacher's introduction;
2. List of characters with detailed profiles;
3. Extensive original introduction to the themes of the text;
4. Commentary and guiding questions for each chapter (58 in all). The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. Students must (and will) find their own answers. The questions are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation, not to test, and can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc.;
4 Ideas for groupings for classroom discussion, feedback, and presentation;
5. Two graphic organizers (plot structure and character) for student annotation.