Novel #1, Chapter 1
Novel #2, Chapter 1
Novel #3, Chapter 1
- The first Wordle stresses the importance of a family, with a hint that the novel may well explore what is and what will come.
- The second Wordle suggest the confrontation of a young person and a man, perhaps near a church, with the young man using the word "Sir" an awful lot.
- The third Wordle focuses on a man, perhaps just one man, and what he might "see." The word "river" and the word "station" are both prominent, so we wonder if a journey of some kind will be involved.
You can see that activities during and after reading also suggest themselves, and that analyzing the word distributions here can be a fantastic springboard into a fuller investigation of the styles of the three authors.
No doubt, some of you are yelling at your laptop or handheld and calling out the names of the novels as you read this. If that's you, then Tweet your answers to me @teachingcomics or @GlenDowney. The first person to get all three correct will be immortalized for their victory in this very blog post!