Get your students to stop and reflect on the importance of the language used in a novel. I have pulled important quotes from the text from each chapter and asked students to complete the following:
"Explain the significance of each quote. Use complete sentences.
For each quote you must tell what is going on and why it is important to the story. (Infer what the character might be feeling or what this means to them.)"
"Then, find one quote per chapter that you think is important and tell me why."
**Great way to have kids dig into the text, summarize what is happening, and make inferences! **