Novel or Short Story Study Booklet

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
21 pages
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This pack is not written with any particular novel in mind but can be used with ANY set text be it a short story or a novel. Work through the sheets one at a time with your class, set as homework along with chapters of the book or print and staple together to work through in reading groups.

Sheets in this pack include:

  • Cover page
  • Author Study
  • Making Connections
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Main Character
  • Other Characters (3 pages - one for each character)
  • Story Structure
  • First Rising Action
  • Second Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution
  • Pick a Paragraph (dissect the language features used by the author)
  • Pick a Sentence (dissect the grammar used by the author)
  • Book Review

Aligned to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

- Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships.

- Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts.

- Identify and explain how choices in language, for example, modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts.

- Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects.





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Total Pages
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