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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Novel Study - Term 3 2013
As part of your reading program for Term 3 you are
going to do a Novel Study on a novel of your own choice.
You will have to work on this project from week 1. Make
sure you plan how much you have to do every week to
stay up to date (Complete the timeline below and keep
it up to date).
At the end of your study you will prepare a chart to
display at the Kereru Team and Book Week Celebration
on Friday 19th September (Week 9). Year 7 and year 8
students will be expected to do an ICT presentation as
Your Novel Study will consist of five parts.
Selecting and reading a novel.
Pre reading activities.
Completing a reading journal on your google doc.
Presenting the novel in chart form for display.
Preparing an ICT presentation (extension activity, year 7 and
Selecting and reading a Novel.
Visit the library and select a book on your field of interest.
You should be able to finish this book in six to eight weeks.
Pre reading Activities (Complete by Friday 25th July)
Write down your ideas (5 – 10) of what you think qualifies a
Select a novel which you have never read before or seen in the
form of video or film. Write down the title and the author of
Title – What different interpretations of the title are
possible? Does the title make you want to read the book?
Cover design – What messages are contained in the colour and
visual images? Does it make you want to read it more?
How has the blurb influenced your interest in the book?
Considering the above aspects, predict what you think the book
will be about and explain why you predict this.
Who do you think the intended reader or target audience for
this book is?
What techniques have been used to appeal to the target
Read the first chapter only. Write a few paragraphs predict
what you think is going to happen in this story.
3. Reading Journal.
At the end of each chapter or after ten pages if there
are no chapters, complete a journal entry as follows: (Complete at least 10
Write down the chapter titles of the pages read.
Reflection - Write a reflection about how you feel about what has
happened or what a character has said or done in those pages. (5 Lines)
Questioning - Create 4 questions for the chapter. Create 1 question for
each of the following:
●Think and Search
●Author and Me
●On My Own
Prediction - Evaluate your previous prediction then write a re-prediction
about what you think is going to happen in the next chapter. (5 Lines)
Connections - Complete a connections chart about the chapter. Include at
least two connections (TS,TT & TW).
Summarising – Create a 50 words summary of the chapter. Include, who,
what where, when and why.
E. Copy this table everytime you do a chapter study and complete.
Text to Text
Text to Self
Text to the World
4.Chart (Novel Critique Assessment)
Start to work on these from the first day of your Novel Study
Assignment. Create lists and make notes that will make it easier to
complete your chart. (Use plot summary and character sections below)
Character Profiles of at least two characters. (10
marks)Detailed information which includes details about
personality and appearance. You have to justify your
Plot Summary (10 marks)
Well structured summary of all the main events (10) in the
Conflicts (5 marks)
Discuss the main conflict of the novel and describe how it
Connections (5 marks)
List and explain 5 Text to world connections that you have
made in the text.
Profile of the Author (5 marks)
List at least five interesting facts about the Author.
Other books by the Author (5 marks)
List other books the Author has written.
Opinion (10 marks) Persuade the audience to read the
Give your opinion of the book.
Chart is creative and clear to read. Appropriate use of colour and
illustrations. Layout is very important.
5. ICT Presentation
Well organised information that includes all topics outlined in the Novel Critique
Selecting a Novel
Reading the novel and
completing the reading
Presentation (ICT) - Year 7
Novel Study Timeline
You have to complete at least 2 chapter studies every week.