It can help us understand things about a character, influence the way that characters behave, or set a particular mood for the story.
Mood is the way that a piece of literature makes you feel.
It creates a certain atmosphere or vibe for the reader.
1. CLICK THIS LINK to view an excerpt from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. We will look closely at what this setting tells us about characters and how it sets a particular mood.
2. Return to your group novel and use stickies to mark passages where setting either reveals something about a character, or helps to create the mood.
3. Before you leave, answer these brief questions about what you are currently reading.