How to Teach a Novel: Ten Steps

How can a teacher best approach the teaching of a novel?


The How to Teach a Novel site will break it down step by step, from the abstract notion of "What"s worth teaching in this novel?" to the concrete concerns of "How will students be held accountable for their understanding of this book? In what ways will I assess progress? How will students demonstrate their understandings of story theme, character development, plot, vocabulary, and other story elements?" This collection provides sample materials, Internet resources, and ideas which have proven successful in many classrooms.


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