Read, Write and Learn

Estimated Time: 3 hours


  • Note: There are different versions of Emma which divide the book up in two different ways. Some versions have 3 volumes with chapters in each volume, and some simply have chapters 1-55.
  • Read Volume 1 Chapters 1-13 or Chapters 1-13.


  • As you are reading, write down any sentences or paragraphs that you like or have special meaning to you in your journal.
  • Pay attention to any words or phrases that you don't understand and write them in your journal. Look up the meanings of these words.


  • As you are reading this week, build a character map. Consider using sticky notes and a pencil so you can move your characters around and redraw your lines if needed. Here are some examples of character maps.

Creating Character Maps - Engaging and Effective Teaching

A good character map can determine whether or not a student "gets" a story. I have some students who are unable to picture a story in their head. Imagine trying to keep track of half a dozen characters and you can't picture what they look like or visualize what they are doing.

  • Read the definition of motif at the following link. Be sure to read the full entry, including all the examples. Write the definition in your notebook.

  • As you are reading look for examples of motif. Motif is hard to find and you might not notice until the 2nd week of reading. You will be making a list of motif so if you find one make a list and include page numbers so you can find them again easily.

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