Differentiated Writing Tasks for any Novel


These writing tasks are included in a larger novel unit: The Novel: a unit for any novel

There are seven different differentiated writing tasks in this resource. Each writing task works with any novel, and includes a textual evidence organizer.

These writing tasks ask students to write well-planned, thorough responses that are just one paragraph in length. The double-sided format of these writing tasks helps young and/or struggling writers and readers, and actively guides students as they write. The left-hand column guides writers with suggestions, and the right-hand column provides either sentence starters or reminders. There are two separate handouts for each task to assist with differentiation.

Rubrics are included!

Writing Task Topics

• Compare and Contrast Characters

• Direct and Indirect Characterization

• Mood

• Theme

• Conflict

• Tone

• Figurative Language

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