Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alvino Fantini


This paper has a primary and a secondary purpose. The primary purpose is to encourage ESOL students to read regular novels instead of simplified readers and the secondary purpose is to familiarize those same students with fundamental writing techniques which are common to most novels.

The paper is divided into three sections. The first is a chapter­ by-chapter analysis of an example novel using sixty different techniques; the second is a list of general, study and summary questions; and the third is a glossary of slang and unusual terms.

Selection of the example novel was based on the following criteria: length, romantic interest, cross-cultural issues, and ease of analysis.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods