In a few words, describe your favorite part of the novel.
Discover the stories that take us to faraway places and distant lands. Experience the emotions of the characters and their struggles. Understand the themes and messages in a novel.
Exploring the World of Novels
Theme: The central idea or message of a novel. Characterization: The ways in which a writer reveals the personality of a character. Conflict: The struggle between opposing forces or characters in a novel.
The world's longest novel is 'The Story of the Viviene and Farahd' by R.F. Darlington, with over 3.5 million words. In 2009, the first novel was written entirely on Twitter with the hashtag #Twitterfiction. The first novel ever written was 'The Tale of Genji' by Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century.
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What do you think is the purpose of reading a novel as part of our 8th grade curriculum?
How can a novel teach us something about ourselves or the world around us?
What kind of research project do you think would be meaningful to pursue based on the novel we are studying?
What kind of research questions could you develop to support and extend your understanding of the novel?
Brain break: Draw a frog flying an airplane.
Question: The novel study is due tomorrow and you haven't even started. What do you do? Clues: • Think about the elements of a novel. • List the tasks you need to complete. • Prioritize the tasks and create a plan of action. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Divide the tasks in half and work with a partner. B. Create a timeline and make sure to stay on track.
Who is the author of the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
- Harper Lee
- J.K. Rowling
- Stephen King
What is the setting of the novel 'Pride and Prejudice'?
- England in the early 19th century
- New York City in the 21st century
- Paris in the late 18th century
What is a theme that can be found in both 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Catcher in The Rye'?
In which book does a character named Atticus Finch appear?
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Which classic novel features Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw as main characters?
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Work together in pairs: What is one thing you learned about novel studies that you found interesting?