This study guide is an aid to reflective reading of and discussion about the text not an alternative.
A comprehensive guide including:
1. Teacher's introduction;
2. Annotated list of characters;
3. Guiding questions and some commentary for each chapter (69 in all). The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. They 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. (There are no answers: the students will find their answers in the text);
4 Ideas for groupings for classroom discussion, feedback, and presentation;
5. Four graphic organizers (incl. plot structure and character) for student annotation;
6. A multiple choice reading quiz (with answers) on the whole book.