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Mitchell LA8 Wiki Discussion

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Mrs. Mitchell's 8th grade Language Arts classes will be using a Wiki to create their class projects for the third quarter novel.  Both novels are included in the Historical Fiction genre.

 

 

GT Novel 

 

 

 

LA8 Novel 

 

 

 

In historical fiction, setting is the most important literary element. Because the author is writing about a particular time in history, the information about the time period must be accurate, authentic, or both.

 

Question:

Recalling your previous class noveldiss, consider the setting in Killer Angels or Out of the Dust, did the historical element contribute to the authenticity of the novel as a whole?  Explain why in a historical novel, the setting must be accurate and authentic in the comment section below.  Additionally, please respond appropriately (remember your name is attached to every comment) on two of your classmate's comments.

Comments (Show all 289)

Aqib S said

at 2:39 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree with tayyab because thats what the story was about

Quinta M said

at 2:39 pm on Feb 2, 2012

travon what you agree on then boy

Brandi B said

at 2:39 pm on Feb 2, 2012

, oooooo ! Kaee

Tayyab M said

at 2:40 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I agree with erika , like she said historical novel must be accurate because it tells you true info. about the events in the past...

Quinta M said

at 2:40 pm on Feb 2, 2012

mmmm ivy

Justin B said

at 7:18 pm on Feb 17, 2012

That sounds very wrong. Very wrong!

Jennie H said

at 2:40 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree

Stacy H said

at 8:08 pm on Feb 4, 2012

with what

Erika T said

at 2:41 pm on Feb 2, 2012

what do u agree with

Quinta M said

at 2:41 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree with you delise the setting have to be accurate in order for us to understand

Rickey B said

at 2:41 pm on Feb 2, 2012

In a historical novel the setting needs to be accurate and authentic because the story its a true story.

Brandi B said

at 2:41 pm on Feb 2, 2012

oh

Brandon J said

at 2:41 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree with your answer because it helps readers comprehend

Fatimah K said

at 6:09 pm on Feb 2, 2012

The setting in a historical novel must be accurate and authentic because it makes sure the reading is more realistic and precise. In a historical novel the characters personality should reflected the time period and situation. For example, in Killer Angels the characters acted according to their time period and situation by the way they talked and dressed. Also since the setting was the Civil War, the characters were either confederate or union, which made them have different opinions from each other. This made the novel seem more accurate and absolute. If the setting was else where, then the story line wouldn't have made any sense.

Fatimah K said

at 6:21 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I agree with you when you mentioned that the reader will not believe the authors content if it does not have an accurate setting

Fatimah K said

at 6:25 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I agree with you when you say that the setting must be accurate and authentic in order to find the event more realistic rather than just something made up

Keyterria C said

at 6:37 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I Argee With EveryOne Whoo Agreed...........Tehheee....

Justin B said

at 7:47 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I've read all of your responces and i think you all are crazy. =)

Justin B said

at 7:51 pm on Feb 2, 2012

that is a weird responce shamari

Hamaad K said

at 8:55 pm on Feb 2, 2012

I agree because the civil war was in america; americans of the south, and of the north. If it was in Australia, vs the British the whole book would stop making sense.

Jebreel F said

at 9:32 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i Agree with The reader Because You have to Read So you can Understand The Text Better and the author purpose

Tori B said

at 9:54 pm on Feb 2, 2012

Yes, I think the historical element contributed to the authenticity of the story. In the story "Out of the Dust", it told the reader the time of year and location everything took place. Being as though the story was being told from first person, it gives the reader a feel that they are the actual ones experiencing what the character is going through. Also, the setting must be accurate because at the beginning of the story, it tells the reader where everything takes place and the time of year it took place. And being told in first person, it gives the reader a feeling of a first hand account.

Justin B said

at 10:00 pm on Feb 2, 2012

dude i totally agree with you

Justin B said

at 10:12 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree with lylly

Justin B said

at 10:13 pm on Feb 2, 2012

nobody asked you mark

Justin B said

at 10:18 pm on Feb 2, 2012

dude you miss spelled the word you

Justin B said

at 10:21 pm on Feb 2, 2012

james i cant belive you said that

Justin B said

at 10:29 pm on Feb 2, 2012

poison ivy

Justin B said

at 10:35 pm on Feb 2, 2012

the internet is not for fighting on

Justin B said

at 10:38 pm on Feb 2, 2012

i agree with you dude

Ryan F said

at 9:46 am on Feb 3, 2012

maria i agree with your statement we need actual info from books like roosevelt was president during dust bowl

Joshua W said

at 10:38 am on Feb 3, 2012

Of course the historical element contributed to the authenticity of the story. In the story "The Killer Angels", Keeping the weapons of the solders and the behavior of the people allow the reader to be immersed in the story. The setting is also very important to historical novels. Keeping the setting in a authentic place of course keeps the novel authentic too. Imagine a book that takes place in space with humans landing on the moon...that was in 1783. That would ruin the immersion of the reader. Completely. It of course will ruin the authenticy of the story and ruin the immersion of the reader.

Jebreel F said

at 12:35 am on Feb 4, 2012

the story roll of thunder hear my cry is a good book ithave text feature that i can use so i can understand but also its authentic because when you find the main i dea to the story




Stacy H said

at 8:07 pm on Feb 4, 2012

well i agree with Jennie b/c if i did not understand some thing i would not read.
in order for me to read something i need to understand

Danielle N said

at 1:25 pm on Feb 10, 2012

i agree because how will you know wats goin on in the reading if you dont know wat its about

Briana H said

at 12:13 pm on Feb 7, 2012

i agree.....NO I DO NOT AGREE because you couldve definately couldve described it alot better than you did.

Justin B said

at 7:48 pm on Feb 17, 2012

You can't just agree then disagree like that! What's wrong with you!?

Danielle N said

at 1:25 pm on Feb 10, 2012

i agree

Dylan T said

at 2:04 pm on Feb 10, 2012

Roll of thunder hear my cry:)

Brandon J said

at 2:32 pm on Feb 10, 2012

i believe the historical element must be accurate it tells the reader the time of year and location everything took place. since the story was being told from first person it lets the reader experience what the character is going through. Also the setting must be accurate because at the beginning of the story it tells the reader where everything takes place and the time of year it took place.

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