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Novel Study - How Thinking Changes Worksheet

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 4 - 6

A worksheet allows students to examine how events in a novel can change the main character’s thinking.

Use this worksheet when exploring character development in a class novel.

Students will have the opportunity to examine how the main character in a novel changes their thoughts and opinions on a particular topic.

Students are encouraged to reflect on changes in a character’s opinion, and the events which caused this change.

Use this teaching resource in conjunction with our other novel study resources.

Read more about this exciting resource in the blog Fun with Literature: Novel Study Activities for Any Story.

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  • ACELT1603

    Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of viewElaborationssharing and discussing students’ own and others’ understanding of the effects of particular literary techniques on their appreciation of t...

  • ACELT1605

    Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborationsexamining the author’s description of a c...

  • ACELY1690

    Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...

  • ACELT1608

    Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contextsElaborationsdescribing how aspects of literature, for example visuals, symbolic elements, dialogue and character descriptio...

  • ACELT1609

    Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of othersElaborationsposing and discussing questions, such as ‘Should this character have behaved as they did?’, and be...

  • ACELT1610

    Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responsesElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the person or entity through whom the audience experience...

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELT1613

    Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contextsElaborationsrecognising the influence our different historical, social and cu...

  • ACELT1614

    Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plotsElaborationsexploring texts on a similar topic by authors with very different styles, for example comparing fantasy quest novels or realistic novels on a spe...

  • ACELT1604

    Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary textsElaborationsexamining the author’s description of a character’s appearance, behaviour and speech and noting how the character’s d...

  • ACELY1691

    Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...

  • ACELT1795

    Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiencesElaborationsorally, in writing or using digital media, giving a considered interpretation and opinion about a literary text, recognising t...

  • ACELT1615

    Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...

  • ACELY1801

    Analyse strategies authors use to influence readersElaborationsidentify how authors use language to position the reader and give reasons (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )

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