Novel Questions

NOVEL QUESTIONS

1. Describe how the author uses language techniques to develop a character in the written text. Explain how the techniques helped to create an emotional response in you.

2. Describe how the author uses language techniques to develop a character in the written text. Explain how this character helps you understand an important theme/idea in the novel.

Note: Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice (Maori language, NZ place/animal/bird names), style, symbolism, structure, or narrative point-of-view.

WRITING PROCESS

  1. Choose your topic
  2. Brainstorm
  3. Organise your ideas
  4. Write draft

STRUCTURE

  1. Introduction – Outline your topic and the main ideas you will be discussing.
  2. – 4. Main paragraphs – at least three, with a SEXY structure. Include quotes to back up your main points.

Statement

Explanation

eXample(s)

Your thinking

5. Conclusion – round it all off.

Posted by Tracey Hames

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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