Reading Booklet: Generic

READING: Literature. 

Approved novel.  Through speech and/or writing, show understanding of the following concepts: Genre, Summaries (objective and concise), Setting*, Author, Date of Publication, Conflict(s)*, Protagonist(s), Round Character*, Flat Character*, Static Character*, Dynamic Character*, narrative point of view*, and implied theme(s)*. 

*backed with textual evidence.

You can show understanding of the above concepts within your summaries (three chapter summaries and one summary of entire novel) and/or you can show understanding by filling in the blanks below and on following page.

YOUR NAME:

Title of novel:

Author:

Date of Publication:

Genre:

Narrative point of view:

The answers below must be backed up with textual evidence, calling out page numbers and quotes from book to back up your answers:

Protagonist(s) (age and name):

(call out page numbers and quotes from book to back up your answer.)

Example of a round character:

(explain why he or she is a round character)

Example of a flat character:

(explain why he or she is a flat character)

Example of a static character:

(explain why he or she is a static character)

Example of a dynamic character:

(explain why he or she is a dynamic character)

Setting*: (time and place):

call out page numbers and quotes from book to back up your answer.

Conflict(s):

Theme(s): (start with words, and then extend into statements or questions)

CHAPTER SUMMARY:

Your summaries should stand alone so anybody would understand them.  Start with say something like the following;  In “Welcome to Merryweather High,” the first chapter of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak…

CHAPTER SUMMARY:

CHAPTER SUMMARY:

Plot summary of entire book:

Your summary should stand alone so anybody would understand it.  EXAMPLE: SE Hinton’s 1969 The Outsiders is a young adult novel set in Tulsa in the early 60s.  Protagonist Ponyboy Curtis is a round and dynamic character who learns…  His change and the conflicts help develop one of the main themes of this story… 

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