A worksheet for students to explore how decision making in a story changes the course of the plot.
Use this worksheet when exploring the events which help propel the story in a class novel.
Students will have the opportunity to examine an important event and the decisions made by the characters.
They will then be encouraged to think about how the event may have been handled differently, and what effect this would have had on the storyline.
Read more about this exciting resource in the blog Fun with Literature: Novel Study Activities for Any Story.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own
Recognises and uses an increasing range of strategies to reflect on their own and othersâ€™ learning
Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter
Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
Thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts
Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience
Describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ€™ interest by using various techniques
Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view
Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiences
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses
Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots
Identify and explain how choices in language, including modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts
Make connections between own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts
Read different types of texts for specific purposes by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge using text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming, scanning and reviewing
Analyse the text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Australian Curriculum alignment
Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view Elaborations sharing and discussing students' own and others' understanding of the effects of particular literary techniques on their appreciation of t...
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary textsElaborationsexamining the authorâs description of a characterâs appearance, behaviour and speech and noting how the characterâs d...
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborationsexamining the authorâs description of a c...
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...
Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others Elaborations posing and discussing questions, such as 'Should this character have behaved as they did?', and be...
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...
Make connections between studentsâ 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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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