Reading skills: Unseen fiction – Cold Mountain

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. We’ll then be finding out a little bit about the background of our next text, which is an extract from Cold Mountain, written by Charles Frazier. We will look at the historical contexts as well as finding out about our main characters before examining the exposition of the novel. Whilst reading the extract, we will continue to consolidate our reading strategies. You will be provided with prompt questions to help you track your way through the text systematically, thinking about what happens – first / next / then and finally. Feedback will be given at each stage. At the close of the lesson, we will follow our routine of reflecting and considering any ‘big picture’ interpretations by applying the 4 narrative conflicts to your reading. A learning recap quiz will then be available to consolidate today’s learning content.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.'Within a foot or two of the door, however, she stopped as if arrested by some invisible force.' What word class is 'invisible'?

1/5

Q2.'The beautiful colour became livid.' What does the word 'livid' mean?

2/5

Q3.'The lovely blood-stained mouth grew to an open square.' What subject terminology could we use to define the use of 'lovely' and 'blood-stained' to describe Lucy's mouth?

3/5

Q4.What does the word 'dichotomy' mean?

4/5

Q5.'Lucy is interesting because she does not _______________ to the reader's expectations of a Victorian 'Angel in the House.' Which word best fits the blank?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.'Within a foot or two of the door, however, she stopped as if arrested by some invisible force.' What word class is 'invisible'?

1/5

Q2.'The beautiful colour became livid.' What does the word 'livid' mean?

2/5

Q3.'The lovely blood-stained mouth grew to an open square.' What subject terminology could we use to define the use of 'lovely' and 'blood-stained' to describe Lucy's mouth?

3/5

Q4.What does the word 'dichotomy' mean?

4/5

Q5.'Lucy is interesting because she does not _______________ to the reader's expectations of a Victorian 'Angel in the House.' Which word best fits the blank?

5/5

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Learning Recap Quiz

Reading Skills - Unseen Fiction - Cold Mountain

Q1.Which war is the backdrop to the narrative?

1/5

Q2.What insect is surrounding Inman throughout the extract?

2/5

Q3.Whereabouts is Inman's wound located?

3/5

Q4.Inman has left a loved one behind. What is her name?

4/5

Q5.What type of bird is Inman reminded of at the end of the extract?

5/5

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Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Reading Skills - Unseen Fiction - Cold Mountain

Q1.Which war is the backdrop to the narrative?

1/5

Q2.What insect is surrounding Inman throughout the extract?

2/5

Q3.Whereabouts is Inman's wound located?

3/5

Q4.Inman has left a loved one behind. What is her name?

4/5

Q5.What type of bird is Inman reminded of at the end of the extract?

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading skills: Unseen fiction – Cold Mountain

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