At Northfield, we base our English learning around a range of different novels. Classes usually study one novel per term and they complete all written work from this.
Using a novel enables children to explore the style of age appropriate, exciting texts, which they use as a model for their own writing.
During novel study, children also study the author, looking at their different novels to draw comparisons.
How does Novel Study work?
Novel Study usually starts with a launch, where a series of ‘hook’ lessons are planned to engage and excite the children and generate a real buzz for the novel. During the launch, children will make inferences and predictions about the novel after exploring a curiosity kit- a selection of key items that link to the novel.
Classes also have a 3D display, linked to the novel, again used as a hook, and a tool, to inspire writing.