Independent Novel Studies

You are expected to read 2-3, novel-length works, on your own, throughout the year. These may include plays or non-fiction works if you prefer, but most of them should be novels. You can choose any book you want, but it must be appropriate for your age and reading level. Try to choose a variety of genres. I can help you choose if you're having trouble.

I will need to have some way of knowing that you have read and understood the work you've chosen. For each book, you will complete a book review. For the first book you will also have to do a Book Talk and for the second book, the Story Elements assignment. There will be a little bit of class time provided to work on them.

Estimated Time Line:

Book Talk - Tell the class or your group about the book you read. Try to convince them to read it too. Due the first week of November.

Story Element Activities - Choose one activity from each section regarding the elements of stories - character, setting, and plot. This choice is most appropriate for a fiction novel. Due the third week of February

Book Review.docx