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Curipod generated lesson: "novel study". #5-7

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, describe your favorite part of the novel.
2. Slide
60 seconds
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
3. Slide
60 seconds
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.
4. Slide
60 seconds
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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5. Open question
300 seconds
What do you think is the purpose of reading a novel as part of our 8th grade curriculum?
6. Open question
300 seconds
How can a novel teach us something about ourselves or the world around us?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What kind of research project do you think would be meaningful to pursue based on the novel we are studying?
8. Open question
300 seconds
What kind of research questions could you develop to support and extend your understanding of the novel?
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a frog flying an airplane.
10. Drawings
1260 seconds
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.
11. Poll
60 seconds
Who is the author of the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
  • Harper Lee
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Stephen King
12. Poll
60 seconds
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
13. Poll
60 seconds
What is a theme that can be found in both 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Catcher in The Rye'?
  • Isolation/Loneliness
  • Love/Romance
  • Friendship/Brotherhood
14. Poll
60 seconds
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
15. Poll
60 seconds
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
16. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is one thing you learned about novel studies that you found interesting?

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