Novel Conversations provide a way for parents and teachers to discuss classic and modern novels in a conversational manner with their students. With discussion questions as well as written reflection questions for each chapter, Novel Conversations supply the basis for beginning literary analysis.
In addition, these guides supply background information such as setting, themes, characters, and biographical information about the author.
Novel Conversations: Little Women includes four parts. Students can complete any or all of them. The first is for completion with a parent/teacher and is composed of discussion questions for each chapter.
The second part is a writing journal for students. The Little Women Journal includes two reflection questions for every three chapters (24 chapters total).
The Journal also includes one creative writing prompt for every three chapters.
Finally, there is an essay question at the end with a brainstorming page for students to plan out an essay.
In addition, there is background information on the author, the novel, the time period, and the themes of the book meant to enhance understanding and discussion.
32 pages total.
This conversation and writing guide for The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss gives parents or teachers the tools to discuss the book with their students while incorporating creative writing and grammar games and activities. Also included are reflection questions for every two chapters that will stretch students’ writing skills and make them think! (And maybe have a little fun, too!). This guide is for use with the Great Illustrated Classics edition. This guide includes:
- A brief overview of the book’s background, setting, summary, and main theme
- Conversation questions for each chapter
- A writing/grammar game or activity for every two chapters
- Reflection questions for every two chapters to be answered by students in writing
28 pages total.
This classic Newbery Award novel follows the journey of young Robin in medieval England through the loss of the use of his legs to his own “door in the wall” as he overcomes his physical challenges to save a castle from siege.
Novel Conversations: The Door in the Wall includes five parts:
- A brief overview for parent/teacher reference of the book’s background, setting, summary, and main theme;
- A chapter-by-chapter Conversation & Discussion Guide;
- A chapter-by-chapter Activity Guide with one writing game/activity per chapter;
- A reflection question for each chapter for students to answer in writing;
- An essay question at the end with a brainstorming page for students to plan out an essay.
32 pages total.