Trends in Literature
Outside Reading Small Group Discussion Preparation
(25 HW points)
You will be placed in small groups with others who have read
similar works. You will be given an assignment to help drive your discussion, and you must come to the table prepared.
Complete the following questions on loose-leaf or typed.
- GENRE. Is this an apocalyptic text
or a utopian/dystopian text? Explain why with some detail from the text. (In bullet
- PLOT. Prepare a plot summary of
the entire book (roughly one long paragraph).
- CHARACTERIZATION. List the major characters. For
each, detail how he or she (or it!) is characterized. Consider
what the character
others say or how they react to the character
the character does to help support the theme(s) of the novel and/or the
readerís general impression of the character
- THEME. Choose three (3) significant passages that best illustrate the
the passages out in their completion with page numbers.
how each supports the themes of the novel.
Please be sure to have the book with
you in class for the discussion.
(10 points every day!)