This assignment was created as a companion for summer reading novels. Students are continually tested within the first week of returning from summer break, but are lost at home as to how to take notes on a novel that are useful for the upcoming year. This sheet works to ask the leading questions, organize, and shake the cobwebs off the facts before being assessed on a summer reading novel.
Students are reminded about:
Novel setting – including time, place and era of the action in the novel
Characters – primary & secondary
Plot movement – including verbiage on introduction, rising actions, climax, falling actions, and resolution
Theme – what lessons are imparted by the author and by which character(s)
Symbolism – introducing the idea of a concrete or real object used to represent and idea or concept
Conflict – definitions of the four conflict types and areas to identify problems or struggles between two opposing forces in the story