These general writing activities should be used in addition to novel study packages for upper intermediate to advanced novel readers.
In addition to using a more content-centered novel study, these supplementary activities require students to think beyond the facts of the story. The handouts focus on story and writing elements to help students understand various aspects of the story and the author's writing style. Also, the literature circle roles provide discussion topics for group meetings or individual writing assignments.
This novel study guide is great for a variety of uses including full-class instruction, literature circles or small reading groups, and individual study at school or at home.
Contents include: setting, characterization (protagonist and antagonist), plot, narration, conflict, figures of speech, imagery, symbols, themes, and literature circle roles (artful artist, capable connector, discussion director, literary luminary, reliable researcher, and word wizard).