“A novel is a direct impression of life.” – Henry James
Stories organize us culturally and emotionally. They make life meaningful and manageable, but they do even more. Reading stories offers children the opportunity to develop wisdom. Stories stretch their minds and help to grow their moral capacity. Learners of Stage 4 and 5 shared the traits of the main character, the problem , character portraits, their likes and dislikes about a character after reading the first three chapters of their novels, Frindle and Wingless