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English Unit 6

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English Unit 6
Exploring a Quest Novel

Sharing characteristic features of quest stories
Warm Up
Exploring Quest Novels
Learning Intention
WALT: understand how the structure, themes and language features in quest stories are characteristic of that genre.
I Do
We Do
https://learningplace.eq.edu.au/cx/resources/file/12d607ef-991d-4643-919a-991fd141e949/1/CauldronTamoui/Eng%20y4%20u6%20eBook%20magic%20cauldron.pdf
You Do
Complete the following on your own
Think/Pair/Share
Think about some quest novels you have read.
What characteristics do they have?
What structure do they follow?
What is something interesting about the novel?
Vocabulary
Quest: a long or arduous search for something.

Novel: a fictitional or made up narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.

Characteristics: a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them.

Genre: a style or category of art, music, or literature.
WILF: I am looking for you to understand the features of a quest novel including the language features, structure and theme.
TIB: We will be reading a quest novel and we will need to understand how the author has used pcts to create the novel.
https://learningplace.eq.edu.au/cx/resources/file/0b9aa321-8cba-481c-2522-a656a0fb4856/1/QuestStories.mp4
Typical features of quest stories including:
◦ settings — imaginary worlds, past worlds
◦ themes — good versus evil, riddles which have to be solved
◦ characters — change in characters over time, for example, weak characters become strong.
Narratives are stories of events or experiences, real or imagined. Narratives have:
• a title
• an orientation — sets the scene and introduces main characters
• a complication — a problem occurs
• a resolution — the problem is solved after a series of events.
https://learningplace.eq.edu.au/cx/resources/file/12d607ef-991d-4643-919a-991fd141e949/1/CauldronTamoui/Eng%20y4%20u6%20eBook%20magic%20cauldron.pdf
The Cauldron of Tamoui has some of the characteristic features of a quest story:
• setting — an imaginary world called Tamoui; enchanted lands
• themes — rhyme/riddle to be solved; long journey undertaken with difficult obstacles to overcome
• characters — unlikely heroes Kadafin and Oshi; the way others see these characters changes throughout the story; in the beginning they are seen as small and weak and in the end they are seen as heroes.
WILF: I am looking for you to understand the features of a quest novel including the language features, structure and theme.
Read Together
Now:
What quest characteristics did you find?
What was the structure?
What genre is this text?
Which language features wersed?
How did the pictures help you>
WILF: I am looking for you to understand the features of a quest novel including the language features, structure and theme.
List three language features included in the story and give an example of each.
What was the theme of the story?
Revise and Check Success
Theme
Characterless
Setting
Structure
Language Features
WILF: I am looking for you to understand the features of a quest novel including the language features, structure and theme.
What Next?
WALT: understand how to respond to a quest novel and analyse viewpoints in a model response.
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