Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lasting Impressions

1. How has this novel changed the way you think about something OR what lessons have you learned from this novel?


Which one?

1. Which character is the most like you? Why?
2. Which character would you want to be your friend? Why?
3. Which character creates an emotional reaction in you? (angry, furious, frustrated, depressed, etc.) When/Why do you feel this way?

The Professor

1. What is the professor's role in the story? How does he add to the story? Use details from the NOVEL (not the movie) to support your answer. 
2. Pick a different job for him. How would this change the story?


1. What would happen if the animals went back through the wardrobe into the "real world?"

Death to the Witch

1. Is the Witch dead or temporarily gone? What is the difference? Why do you think this?


1. Describe how the novel ends. 
2. Which details affected you the most?
3. What emotions did you feel at the end of the novel? Why do you feel this way?

Coming Back

1. Will Aslan ever come back to Narnia? Why do you think this? Use details from the novel if possible.

Good Guy

1. Will Edmund be a permanent "good guy?" Why do you think this?

Aslan's Sacrifice

Aslan sacrifices himself to the Witch. 
1. Why does he do this?
2. Describe the scene. 
3. What words does the author use to create emotions in you?
4. HOw did you feel when you read this part?


1. Peter saved his sister, Susan, from a wolf. He was honored for the duty he did. He was a hero. Alslan is also a hero and the King in Narnia. Who is your hero? Why? What characteristics does he/she have in common with Peter or Aslan?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scaredy Witch

What frightens the witch? Why does it frighten her?


1. What message does this novel tell you about truth?
2. When do you see truth being tested or realized in the novel?
3. When have you told the truth even when you didn't want to?
4. WHat would be a good symbol for truth? Why?

Character Changes

1. Which character do you think changes the most throughout the novel?
2. How did these changes affect the plot (events) in the story?

Responding to Aslan

1. How do each of the children respond to hearing about Aslan for the first time? 
2. Give specific examples. 
3. Why do you think they respond differently?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Why a Lion?

Please answer the requirements in all five parts. 

***Go to this link and view the videos provided for you.****
This really happened!!!!

1. How did it make you feel? How can you connect it with The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe?

Part 1
Research lions. 
List some interesting facts about lions that apply to the story. 

Part 2
BASED on your research, WHY do you THINK C.S. LEWIS made Aslan a lion?
You may simply NOT just say, because lions are the kings of the beasts. you need to explain your answer and give us many details. To extend that thought, research and find out how lion became known as "The King of Beasts."

Part 3
What other roles, characters, times can you think of that lions have played a big role in a story or movie? What was the lion like in this role?

Part 4
If you could change Aslan into another animal would you? Why or why not? If you could, what animal would it be? How would that change the story?

Monday, February 2, 2009


The setting of the novel is where and when a story takes place. The setting influences the characters' behaviors and plot events. Settings may be real (concrete) or imaginary (abstract). 

Possible Parts of a Setting
-Time Period (historic)
-Time of Day
-Geographic Location
1. What is the setting of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? Is there more than one? Explain. 

2. View the links below and write a summary about the setting of the novel. Summaries are brief and highlight key ideas. 

3. How does the setting of the story influence the characters? Use specific examples.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Personification is when non-human things are given human characteristics. 

E.g. 1 The table sat and watched the clock while it waited for someone to have a seat. 
           Non-human thing - table
           Human characteristic(s) - sat (sitting), watched (watching), waited (waiting)

E.g. 2 The weasel danced around merrily while he escaped the jaws of the cobra. 
           Non human thing -weasel
           Human characteristic(s) - danced

1. What examples of personification can you find in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe?

2. How does personification add to the story?

"We must assume..."

1. Why does the professor say, "We must assume," that Lucy is telling the truth about Narnia?

Villains-The Antagonist

As we discussed in class, the White Witch is the villain in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Read the questions below and create a thoughtful, original post. Ideas should be your focus. 

Villains are called antagonists because they "oppose" the main character (protagonist). Antagonists keep the story going by creating challenges for the main character (protagonist). 

Antagonist comes from the Greek word antagonistes. It means "rival."

1. Choose the White Witch and another villain of your choice. What characteristics are the same among these villains?

2. How does your villain compare with other villains that your classmates have listed?

Something Odd

1. Have you ever experienced something odd, and when you tried to tell someone else about it, they didn't believe you? Please explain your situation (making sure it is school appropriate) using descriptive word choice and vivid details. If this has not happened to you, think of this as a creative writing activity and use your imagination to create a fictional situation. 

2. How do you compare and contrast with Lucy?

Happy thinking! Miss Bailin