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Exploring the Novel in Primary School


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A 64 page photocopiable A4 book which contains 75 generic activities which can be completed on any novel. The activities will assist the busy classroom teacher in helping the pupils to respond to their reading through discussion, writing, visual arts and drama. Exercises include chapter summaries, scene illustration, dictionary work, character description/illustration, quotation recognition, word study, crossword compilation,letter writing, diary writing etc.

Some of the many activity pages include:

Reading Survey

Book Factfile

Reading Log

Grab a Dictionary (32 Book Related Words to Define)

Chapter Facts

Give Me a Summary

Design A Poster

Reading Record

Draw What You See

Chapter Study

CBN Live! 

Digesting the Facts

Novel Time Machine

Attach it Through Art

Design a Book Cover

Library Detective

Chapter Recall

Exchange of Words

Identification Through Quotation

The Novel Crystal Ball

Novel Board Game

Novel Crossword

Who Said It?

Portraits from the Studio

Novel Wordsearch

Letter Writing

Souveniers Galore

Character Study

Diary Novel Writing

Favourite Characters

Interesting Facts

Great Sentences

Powerful Words from the Novel

The Summary

Features Journalist


Chronology Trail

favourite Parts

As a Manner of Speaking

Tracking Down Words

Chapter Summary

Punctuate Me

My Autobiography

Novel Index

My Dictionary

Board Game Creation

Map Making

Looking Back

Adjective hunt

Time for a Quiz


Upon Closer Inspection


Thought Tracking

The Beginning and the End

……………………………….. plenty of great ideas to have the children apply within their reading of the class novel.



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