Wednesday, 16 May 2012


·         1 open-ended question, requiring a simple personal response
·         Choose 1 novel and answer the question

1.      PLOT
For the exam, you must be able to:
i.        Remember  the story and tell it in your own words
ii.      List the sequence of events as they occur in the story

How to  remember a story:
·         Remember the pattern of events
·         Remember the chapter titles
·         Create your own mental pictures
·         Ask WH-questions
2.      SETTING
There are two types of settings; social setting and physical setting.
For the exam, you must be able to:
·         Remember where and when a certain event takes place
·         Say why it is important in the story
There are two main characters and minor characters.
For the exam, you must be able to:
·         Describe the main characters’ physical appearance and character traits
·         Describe minor characters and their qualities
·         Associate key words with characters
·         Compare and contrast characters
·         Understand the relationship between characters
·         Make conclusions about characters
·         Narrate the effects of a character’s actions
4.      THEMES
This element refers to the main idea or concern in a story.
For the exam, you must be able to:
·         Explain the themes in the story
·         Draw conclusions about the themes
·         Connect the themes in the story to specific characters in the novel
·         Discuss and relate these themes to your own life and society as a whole
Moral values refer to the lessons that we can learn from the story. It linked to the themes of the book.
For the exam, you must be able:
·         Draw values and lessons from the text
·         Discuss the values found in the story
·         Relate the values to your own life and society as a whole
Point of view refer to the angle or perspective from which a story or event is seen. In order to understand this aspect, as yourself the following question: Who is telling the story?  The author or one more of the characters?
There are two main points of view; the first point  person of view and the third point person of view.
For the exam, you must be able to:
·         State the point of view in a story
·         Make inferences and draw conclusions about the author’s point of view.

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