How do you teach a novel?

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  1. nstructor

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    We have a class set of texts, so we do novels in class. I usually do 2 chapters per week-doing vocabulary, reading parts over closely, etc. .

    I would love to hear how you teach novels in your class, along with EVERYTHING ELSE-writing essays and text sets that go with the novel.
     
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    I use Deconstructing Penguins and Readicide as a guide when I teach novels. These are both books you can get through Amazon. Quick reads full of good information.

    I teach 5th grade so I tweak it to work with my standards.
     
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    I try to get novels completed in 2-3 weeks. I'm not sure of your grade level, but dragging a novel out makes my fifth graders lose interest.
     
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    I'm teaching my first novel for,high schoolers now.

    I'm using a flip chart to track important details/literary elements etc. As a class we are reading it as a readers theatre...it's super fun...
     
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    After reading the novel we will write a comparative essay using two characters

    We will write a persuasive essay using a major theme in the book

    We will also write a personal narrative to,discuss and synthesize things they related to in the novel.
     
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    Thank you for your responses. For those of you who read the novel in class, how many chapters do you do a week? Do you give weekly tests, or performance based assessments?

    For those of you who get through a novel in a shorter period of time of less than a quarter, how specifically do you do it?
     

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