A Corner of the Universe: Novel Study

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What do people learn while walking in others' shoes? Readers get a glimpse of what it's like to look through a different lens as they read the novel A Corner of the Universe. Hattie, a main character, experiences truths about mental illnesses, death, and understanding others after she meets her uncle with autism. By examining her experiences, scholars also learn lessons of life as they analyze characters, try to understand Hattie's thoughts, and use new vocabulary words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Research characteristics and information about autism 
  • Invite a school counselor to talk about dealing with mental illnesses
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains only a preview of the full novel study
  • Includes a character that hangs himself
  • Involves work with literary devices
  • Asks critical thinking questions about the text
  • Does not contain an answer key