Name one character from the novel we are studying.
Checkin: Draw/write - What does a good friend look like?
Get to know characters and their stories. Analyze plot development and structure. Discover themes and messages.
Plot: The sequence of events in a novel that leads to the resolution of the story. Characters: People or animals in a story who have distinct personalities and experiences. Theme: The main idea or moral of a novel which is often revealed through the actions and words of the characters.
The earliest known novel is 'The Tale of Genji', written in the 11th Century by Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu. The longest novel ever written is 'Remembrance of Things Past' by French novelist Marcel Proust. It has over 1.5 million words! The novel 'Gone With the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell was rejected 38 times before it was accepted for publication.
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What are some of the important themes in the novel?
What characters did you find most interesting and why?
Did you identify with any of the characters and why?
What would you have done differently if you were a character in the novel?
Brain break: Draw a slice of pizza hosting a pool party with other foods wearing rubber ducks
Question: What are the main characters of the novel you are studying? Clues: • Think of the people in the story who play an important role. • Look for characters that are mentioned often. • Figure out which characters have a lot of influence in the story. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw and label the characters from the novel. B. Create a comic strip with the story’s main characters.
What is the name of the main character in the novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'?
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Granger
- Ron Weasley
- Draco Malfoy
Which author wrote 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'?
- Roald Dahl
- J.K. Rowling
- Enid Blyton
- C.S. Lewis
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is set in which U.S. state?
- New York
What is the name of Katniss Everdeen's younger sister in 'The Hunger Games' series?
- Primrose Everdeen
- Rue Everdeen
- Clove Everdeen
- Effie Trinket
In which time period does Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' take place?
- Late eighteenth century/early nineteenth century
- Mid-twentieth century
- Early twenty-first century
- Victorian era
Work together in pairs: What is one thing you learned about the characters in the novel you studied?