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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does an author’s culture influence their perspective and point of view? Moreover, how does an author’s purpose affect their point of view? These are the questions middle schoolers investigate in a three-unit module that uses works by...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Unit 1: Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
The first unit in this three-module set introduces sixth-graders to a study of how authors’ culture influences and is evident in their writing. Laurence Yep’s novel, Dragonwings, and his biography The Lost Garden serve as the core texts....
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn: Journeys and Survival

For Teachers 7th Standards
An eight-week module has seventh-graders investigate the impact of the Second Sudanese Civil War on the peoples of Southern Sudan. Using Linda Sue Park’s novel, A Long Walk to Water, and informational texts, young historians learn how to...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Perspectives in Southern Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water is the anchor text for a collection of 14 lessons that ask seventh graders to consider how culture, time, and place influence the development of identity. Lessons prepare scholars to read a text...
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Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure...
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Reading Literature: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The materials in this collect of resources are designed to address all the Common Core reading literature standards for 9th and 10th graders.  Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the specific standard addressed.
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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning...
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A Novel Idea: Creating Multimedia Presentations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
After a pre-reading activity, students read a novel about violence prevention. After reading, students divide into groups and discuss the novel's content. They then create a powerpoint slideshow outlining the novel using graphics, audio...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Students 4th - 8th
As your authors prepare to write a hypothetical novel, they need all the inspiration they can find! Using a book they have already read (and enjoyed), learners complete a literary analysis by filling in eight short-answer questions....
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The Workshop

For Students 5th - 9th
Peer editing is a big part of the writing process, and this worksheet will really help guide both editor and writer. Class members read brief editing tips and examine examples of helpful and not-so-helpful comments. (Consider projecting...
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Let's Write a Collaborative Novel!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Find out what it would be like for your class to write and publish a complete novel.
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The Jacket: Journal Templates

For Students 4th - 6th
Ten template pages for a journal activity connected to the race relations novel The Jacket by Andrew Clements are designed to support literature circle/group study of the book. Learners can use the graphic organizers to review what they...
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The Color of My Words

For Students 4th - 6th
Leading readers through a discussion of the book The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph, a series of activities provides comprehension questions and other techniques and strategies to enhance understanding. This activity can help learners...
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Map Your Setting

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
How better to get your writers painting a picture with words than to actually have them paint a picture? Well, drawing works just fine in this case, but the idea here is to get budding authors illustrating settings from their novel to...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As your writers prepare to do their own writing (perhaps a novel, as this worksheet suggests), they can benefit from drawing inspiration from authors and literary works they admire. Learners examine a novel they enjoyed and respond to...
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Outline Your Plot

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
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Details, Details, Details

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose...
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Start at the Beginning!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Okay, your writers are ready to become authors - but how do they begin? This packet uses humor to keep kids entertained as they learn about first sentences. First, they get a brief introduction to the various types of beginnings they...
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A Weave of Words

For Students 4th - 6th
A Weave of Words by Robert D. San Souci is the focus of this reading packet. Learners answer comprehension questions and contemplate what they have read using this activity.
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Frankenstein

For Students 4th - 6th
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is an interesting novel for students to explore. This comprehensive packet enables students to use critical thinking skills to evaluate what they read.
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Roberto Clemente

For Students 4th - 6th
While reading a book about Roberto Clemente, learners discuss a variety of questions about what they have learned. This novel could be used to spur a discussion about diversity and/or the effect one person's actions can have on a community.
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A Strong Right Arm

For Students 4th - 6th
Through the book A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Y. Green, learners discuss the implications of a women playing on a Negro League baseball team. There are so many rich discussions that can be inspired by the questions in this packet.
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The Star Fisher

For Students 4th - 6th
With The Star Fisher by Laurence Yep as the focus, this activity can help students learn how to use story maps and other techniques to better understand a story. This activity provides a comprehensive exploration of this book.  
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Domitila

For Students 4th - 5th
While reading Domitila by Jewell Reinhart Coburn, this activity could be used to spur discussion on the novel. Learners answer a series of comprehension questions relating to each section of the story.  
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Letters from Rifka

For Students 7th
If you are looking for a way to lead students in a discussion as they read the book Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse, you will find this resource invaluable. Learners can organize their progress through the book and answer...
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A Library for Juana

For Students 3rd - 5th
As part of a discussion of the book A Library for Juana by Pat Mora, learners can answer the thought-provoking questions in this resource. There are 23 comprehension and fill-in-the-blank questions for students to address.
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Julie of the Wolves

For Students 9th - 12th
Learners reading the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George can enhance their understanding of the novel using this comprehensive activity. Students can use the graphic organizers to display information and the many...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Developing the Narrator’s Point of View, Figurative Language, and Connecting Passages across the Novel Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Let's get creative! As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars create a piece of artwork illustrating the theme from Laurence Yep's novel, Dragonwings. Additionally, pupils use a graphic organizer to identify figurative language in the...
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Picture Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Aspiring artists and budding writers combine their skills in an interactive lesson. Young scholars become authors when they create their own picture books focused on social justice. The resource guides learners through the writing and...
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World Café to Analyze the Characters in Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Order up! Welcome to the World Café, where scholars engage in small-group discussions based on Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. As pupils circulate around the room, they talk with classmates about the novel's characters, setting, and...
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Writing an Argumentative Essay: Crafting a Claim

For Teachers 7th Standards
As scholars prepare to craft their essays based on Katherine Paterson's Lyddie, they learn about using compelling reasons in their writing. Next, they develop a claim about whether Lyddie should sign a petition to speak out against...
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Writing an Argumentative Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils begin the writing process in preparation for an end-of-unit essay based on Katherine Paterson's Lyddie. To get started, they read and discuss a model essay and learn about the similarities and differences between argumentative and...
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Generating Reasons: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars synthesize evidence from Katherine Paterson's Lyddie to create a list of the pros and cons of Lyddie signing a petition about working conditions. They use the Lyddie's Decision anchor chart to record their thoughts and ideas...
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Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils reread selected passages from Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. After they finish, individuals gather textual evidence supporting whether Lyddie should sign a controversial petition and record their findings on graphic organizers.
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Framing Lyddie’s Decision and Practicing Evidence Based Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars grapple with whether the title character of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie, should sign a petition about working conditions at the factory. They engage in close reading and discussion before adding their thinking about the...
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Mid-Unit Assessment about Working Conditions in the Mills

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils demonstrate their knowledge of how setting impacts character development by completing a mid-unit assessment based on Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. They answer multiple-choice questions and cite textual evidence to explain...
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Analyzing Textual Evidence: Working Conditions in the Mills

For Teachers 7th Standards
Deafening, dusty, debris. Such were the working conditions in the 1800s textile industry as portrayed in Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. Scholars watch a short video clip about life and work in the mills. Next, they work with partners...
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Introducing Working Conditions in the Mills

For Teachers 7th Standards
 Scholars discover how working in a textile mill in the nineteenth century affected the title character from Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Partners analyze quotes from the novel and then add evidence and questions about working...
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Analyzing Character: Who is Lyddie?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Character analysis can help readers feel more connected to a literary text. Scholars explore the topic by writing an acrostic poem about the main character from Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Then, pupils watch a short video to help...
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Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, and Reading Strategies for Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers understand a text better when they discuss it with someone else. Scholars continue reading the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, engaging in text-related discussions with five classmates. Next, they add to their chapter three...
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Launching Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils engage in a close reading of chapter one of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. After answering text-dependent questions based on their reading, they complete reader's notes about how the setting, characters, and plot interact.
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Close Reading to Learn about Lyddie’s Character

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to analyze the characters, plot, and setting of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Next, they apply what they learned about the characters' feelings and motivation to perform a mini reader's theater. 
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka Tribe (“Loss of Culturally Vital Cattle Leaves Dinka Tribe Adrift in Refugee Camps” Excerpt 1)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Text annotations help readers track important ideas. Pupils continue reading and annotating an informational article about Sudanese tribes, making connections between it and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They also begin writing...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka and Nuer Tribes Until the Mid-1980s (“Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War” Excerpt 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars continue making connections between the article "Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War" and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They talk with partners to discuss how the article helps them understand a character's point of...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka and Nuer Tribes

For Teachers 7th Standards
Building on a previous lesson plan, readers continue using context clues to learn new vocabulary. Additionally, they continue working on their Gathering Evidence graphic organizers, making connections between an informational text and A...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka and Nuer Tribes Until the Mid-1980s (“Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War” Excerpt 1) (Version 1)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers consider comparisons between the Dinka and Nuer tribes in South Sudan, making connections between an informational article about Sudanese tribes and the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They annotate the text to help...
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Inferring about Character: World Café to Analyze and Discuss Points of View (Chapters 1–5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Welcome to the World Café! Readers engage in discussions about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They circulate throughout the classroom, stopping at different tables to answer a discussion prompt with their classmates, and record...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Gathering and Using Evidence to Analyze Points of View in A Long Walk to Water (Chapter 5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members engage in discussion about how culture, place, and time influence a character's identity in A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Then, as part of a mid-unit assessment, they complete a Gathering Evidence graphic...
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Practicing Structures for Reading: Gathering and Using Evidence to Analyze Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Chapter 4)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members discuss the gist of chapter four of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park with a partner and share their responses with the class. Next, they complete graphic organizers to answer text-dependent questions based on a close...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Lost Boys of Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
Get deep! Teach scholars how to make connections between texts to deepen their understanding of a topic. Using the resource, pupils read and annotate a short informational text about Sudan's Civil War and refugee crisis. Next, they...
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Practicing Structures for Reading: Gathering Evidence about Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Reread Chapter 3)

For Teachers 7th Standards
How does an author develop and contrast character points of view in a work of literature? Using a graphic organizer, readers continue gathering evidence about character point of view from Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water. Next,...
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Establishing Structures for Reading: Gathering Evidence about Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Reread Chapters 1 and 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers practice gathering textual evidence to support their understanding of character point of view in A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Working with partners, they complete a Gathering Evidence graphic organizer and engage in...
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Inferring about Character: Analyzing and Discussing Points of View (Chapter 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers engage in discussion with partners to answer questions about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Next, they complete exit tickets, writing about how the author creates different points of view for her characters.
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Establishing Structures for Reading: Getting the Gist (Chapter 1)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members review expectations for successful discussions before reading chapter one of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They engage in a think-pair-share to discuss the gist of the text and add their thoughts to their Readers'...
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Reading the Map and Beginning Chapter 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders begin their study of Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water by discussing scenarios related to the novel with a partner. The discussion topics invite pupils to consider how various factors, such as war and poverty,...
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Looking for Alaska

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for Alaska is the subject of a short PBS video that encourages viewers to read John Green's award-winning young adult novel about first love. 
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The Color Purple

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A clip from the documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth features Walker discussing her writing process and why she chose to write The Color Purple as an epistolary novel. The resource is part of PBS' American Masters series.
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George R.R. Martin Discusses Lord of the Rings

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
George R.R. Martin, famous in his own right for heroes, villains, dragons, and direwolves, offers his rationale for why viewers should vote for J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings with its elves, wizards, and hobbits as part of the Great...
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Why Should You Read “Dune” by Frank Herbert?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Not every reader is a sci-fi fan. Sad, but true. However, a short TedEd video may just convince nonfans to delve into Frank Herbert's modern epic Dune. Who could help but be intrigued by an epic tale of heroes, villains, and monsters?
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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Narrators of a short video offer their rationale for why Catch 22 should be included in the Great American Read program. They touch on the key themes in Heller's satirical and sobering novel about Captain John Yossarian and the catch-22s...
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And Then There Were None

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Justice and murder are the heart of the best mysteries. The writers interviewed for this episode of the Great American Read try to convince viewers that the best of this genre is Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. 
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Building Background Knowledge: "Fleeing Saigon as Panic Rises”

For Teachers 8th Standards
How can scholars better understand the refugee experience? Pupils read Fox Butterfield's article "Panic Rises in Saigon, but the Exits are Few" and connect it to the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They annotate the text, looking for...
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Rereading and Close Reading: Communism, “The Vietnam Wars,” and “Last Respects”

For Teachers 8th Standards
What might a papaya symbolize? Using the resource, scholars look for examples of symbolism in the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They also participate in a silent discussion called a Chalk Talk, writing their responses to a...
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The Call of the Wild

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jack London's books feature male characters, but that doesn't mean they're just for boys! Chelsea Clinton and Shanna Peeples discuss the underlying messages of love and sacrifice in The Call of the Wild, as well as the conflict of man...
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Les Miserables Classroom Activities

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Modern readers apply classic themes to Victor Hugo's masterpiece, Les Miserables. After they discuss tricky vocabulary and plot elements from the novel, class members compare Hugo's written work to a stage or film adaptation of the musical.
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The Winter Room: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
An anagram is a word that's formed by rearranging the letters of another word, so listen might become silent. Scholars practice decoding anagrams with the novel study for Gary Paulsen's The Winter Room. They also put words in...
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Winnie-The-Pooh: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Winnie the Pooh lands in a gorse-bush plant in chapter one of A.A. Milne's beloved children's novel, Winnie-the-Pooh. With the novel study, scholars research three interesting facts about the plant. They also compose a four-line poem...
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Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There is more to literature of the American South than Civil War battles and Scarlett O'Hara. A short video introduces viewers to the works of Flannery O'Connor and her world of unique characters that causes readers to consider the dark...
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Wolf Hollow: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Annabelle, a young character in Wolf Hollow, discovers one bully can ruin everything when Betty walkes into her classroom. Betty bullies others and targets a war veteran. Individuals read how one person changed Annabelle's life. They...
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Is it true that people are guilty by association? Kit, in The Witch of Blackbird Pond, finds that might be true. When exposed for her friendship with a lady accused of witchcraft, she too is accused of being a witch. Scholars use the...
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Where The Mountain Meets The Moon: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Does good fortune lie within the man in the moon? Minli, a young girl in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, sure hopes it does, so she sets out to find the Old Man of the Moon for answers. Along the way, Minli meets several magical...
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What Katy Did: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What doesn't break you makes you stronger. Katy, in What Katy Did, learns this lesson the hard way. After a terrible accident and a long recovery, Katy becomes what she always wanted to be—good and kind. Scholars learn about Katy's...
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The Westing Game: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A legacy lives on. Even though Samuel Will Westing, a character in the The Westing Game, has passed away, his love for games lives on through the unusual selection in his will. Scholars read of the mystery, learn 10 new vocabulary words,...
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The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A painting is worth a thousand words—in a different world! Lucy and Edmund sail away into Narnia using a picture of a ship at sea. The story tells of their adventures and the islands they visit. Scholars work through activities about the...
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The Trumpet of The Swan: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What lengths will one go to for love? Louis, a swan in The Trumpet of The Swan, struggles to gain the attentions of a girl because he cannot trumpet. Thankfully, his father creates a plan that may work. Scholars discover Louis's attempts...
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Addressing Text Complexity - Making Independent Reading Meaningful

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many English teachers dream of a classroom full of readers silently enjoying their books. A useful guide helps make that dream become a reality by providing book recommendations for a range of readers. Each suggestion includes the...
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An Educator's Guide to the Works of Laurie Halse Anderson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Laurie Halse Anderson tackles challenging topics for teens. An educator's guide shares activities for many of her novels such as Prom, Shout, and Wintergirls. Questions, perfect to use as either discussion or as essay prompts, accompany...
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An Educator’s Guide to Ruta Sepetys

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Historical fiction novels give readers a chance to step into someone else's shoes. An educator's guide from Penguin Common Core Lesson Plans provides resources to accompany three historical fiction novels written by Ruta Sepetys: Between...
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The Year of Billy Miller: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can you really knock the sense into someone? It seems that the bump on Billy's head changed his perspective on things in The Year of Billy Miller. Readers discover that after his injury, Billy appreciates his parents more and is nicer to...
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The Yearling: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Ever known the feeling of being stuck between a rock and a hard place? Jody, a character in The Yearling, knows this feeling all too well. Nature forces Jody to choose between his beloved pet and his family's food supply. Readers...
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A Wrinkle In Time: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Fathers and daughters often create a bond of great strength. Is Meg's bond strong enough to save her father? A Wrinkle In Time follows Meg and her friends as they find themselves in a supernatural world; Meg just hopes she finds her...
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Wringer: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Some traditions should be broken—or at least Palmer thinks so. Palmer, a character in Wringer, dreads the tradition that goes along with turning 10 so much that he even dreads his birthday. Scholars learn how Palmer solves his troubles...
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Woodsong: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What is better than a book full of adventures and thrills? A book that's full of true adventures and thrills the author actually experienced! Gary Paulsen recounts his life stories that inspired many of his books. Readers remain hooked...
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The Wizard of Oz: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There's no place like home. Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz wonders if she will ever make it back to Kansas after a tornado drops her in a magical land. Scholars learn about the friends she meets along the way, and they have fun of their own...
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Wonder: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Beauty is more than skin deep. Auggie, the main character in Wonder, has a facial defect, but his inner beauty shines. Taking a cue from Auggie, scholars learn how a person is more than outer appearance. To finish the resource, they...
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The Witches: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Are witches like lions in sheep clothing? A boy and his grandmother in The Witches thinks so. They have even discovered the secret to recognizing these evil beings that disguise themselves as sweet ladies. Scholars use the resource to...
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The Wind In The Willows: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
True friends stick together. In the case of The Wind In The Willows, the friends just happen to be a toad, mole, rat, and badger who team up to beat the weasels. The resource covers the first chapter of their raucous adventures. Scholars...
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The Whipping Boy: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Sometimes people find friendships in the most unlikely places, and The Whipping Boy is no different. Few would think that Jeremy and the Prince for whom he takes whippings could ever become friends. However, after a hostage situation...
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Where The Red Fern Grows: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Does hard work and determination really pay off? It seems that way for Billy, a character in Where The Red Fern Grows. After working for two years, he finally has enough money to buy the pups he's always wanted. Scholars read about the...
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a joy to see the world through the eyes of a child. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit allows readers to see a child's perspective of fleeing Germany due to having a father the Nazis wanted. Scholars read about the adventures of the...
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The Wednesday Wars: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Teacher's pet or enemy? Holling, a character in The Wednesday Wars, feels his teacher is out to get him. However, he has to remain on his best behavior to ensure his father's business does not suffer. How will he ever survive 7th grade?...
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The Warden's Daughter: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many have said home sweet home. However, what if home is in a prison? Cammie, a young girl in The Warden's Daughter, lives in the prison where her father works—and that is not even the toughest part of her life. Scholars read about...
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We All Fall Down: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day? Will, a ninth grade student in We All Fall Down, was at work with his father in the World Trade Center. Scholars read Will's story of the accounts told in first person....
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The War That Saved My Life: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Most people think of war when they think of casualities. However, Ada used war to regain her life. A ten-year-old girl in The War That Saved My Life is a prisoner in her own home. However. when her brother goes to war, she takes the...
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War Horse: Novel Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Some war heroes have four legs. War Horse tells of a courageous foal taken from his farm and sent into war. Joey, the foal, loves and touches the lives of many soldiers. However, his heart is still with his boy back on the farm. Scholars...
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Walk Two Moons: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Enjoy solving riddles? Perhaps Sal, a character in Walk Two Moons, is the only one capable of understanding a mysterious message left on her doorstep. On a road trip with her grandparent, Sal tries to make sense of the bizarre world...
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The Underneath: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Do you have a place that makes you feel safe and secure? Ranger, a hound in The Underneath, finds his new friend, a calico cat, and her safe place—underneath a porch. Scholars complete sentences using vocabulary from the novel as they...
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The Twits: Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The dictionary defines twit as a foolish person. Mr. and Mrs. Twit, in The Twits, definitely live up to their name! The foolish couple dislikes everything and enjoys playing cruel jokes on each other. Scholars read about the Twits...
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Wild feral hogs and an alligator wrestler are just two interesting aspects of Kathi Appelt's novel The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. Using the novel study, scholars search the text for examples of the eight parts of speech....
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Treasure Island: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Pirates ahoy! Readers go on an adventure using a novel study for Treasure Island as they research and write about a modern-day pirate story. Additionally, scholars practice writing similes and alliteration before answering comprehension...
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Tracker: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Most deer are born with white spots that disappear as they grow. An interesting novel study for Gary Paulsen's Tracker shares more fascinating facts about the majestic animals. Readers also complete a vocabulary activity, solve anagrams,...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American fiction writer whose biggest claim to fame was the creation of Tarzan. Using the novel study for Harper Lee's beloved novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, pupils research and list facts about him or another...
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Three Times Lucky: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A car crash, a murder, a hurricane. With such a plot, why is the title of Sheila Turnage's novel Three Times Lucky? After making a prediction about the plot, scholars use the novel study to research and record facts about the United...
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The Tiger Rising: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Tiger, puma, lynx, jackal: which does not belong? Using the novel study for The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, scholars complete a similar vocabulary exercise. Next, they write sentences explaining why their chosen words don't fit. They...
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There's a Boy In The Girls' Bathroom: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
People travel to Washington, DC from all over the world to take a tour of the White House or catch a glimpse of the Washington Monument. Using the novel study for There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar, scholars research an...
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Theodore Boone - Kid Lawyer: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A child lawyer is exactly what people need ... not! With the novel study for John Grisham's Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, pupils use their imaginations to create their own examples of sarcasm. They also research a chosen famous lawyer and...
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A Taste of Blackberries: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Blackberry pie, blackberry cobbler ... what other recipes use blackberries? Scholars hunt for an interesting blackberry recipe to copy and share with friends after using the novel study for A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan...
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Many turtle species can retreat their heads into their shells when threatened by predators. With the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing novel study, pupils conduct research to uncover other interesting turtle facts. As they explore Judy...
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The Swiss Family Robinson: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What items would most people want to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island? Using the novel study for The Swiss Family Robinson, scholars attempt to answer the question from their own perspectives. They also explore...
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Surviving the Applewhites: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The Bradys, the Flintstones, and the Simpsons are some of pop culture's most memorable families. So how do the Applewhites stack up? Using a novel study for Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan, scholars answer text-based...
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Summer of the Monkeys: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are more than 260 types of monkeys in the world. With the novel study for Wilson Rawls' Summer of the Monkeys, pupils research interesting facts about the banana-loving primates. They also practice exaggeration, write similes, and...
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Stuart Little: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Author E.B. White once had a dream about a small boy who acted like a rat, and that is how he conceived of his classic children's novel, Stuart Little. Using the novel study, scholars answer some questions based on their reading. Next,...
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The Summer of Riley: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The Labrador retriever is America's most popular dog breed. With the novel study for The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting, scholars learn more about the sweet, lovable animal. Additionally, they write quatrain poems, explore foreshadowing...
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Stella By Starlight: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Who were the Ku Klux Klan, and what role did they play in the United States during the Great Depression? Using the Stella by Starlight novel study, scholars research the organization and answer questions relating to Sharon M. Draper's...
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Sounder: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Only one character receives a name in William H. Armstrong's novel, Sounder—the dog! With the novel study, scholars explore the author's purpose in the unusual decision. They also write similes, answer comprehension and analysis...
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The Slave Dancer: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What are the effects of a good literary cliffhanger? Using the novel study for Paula Fox's The Slave Dancer, pupils consider why the author chose to end the first chapter with suspense. They also answer text-based questions, practice new...
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Skink No Surrender: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The oldest turtle ever recorded lived to the age of 188! As it turns out, two characters from Carl Hiaasen's Skink No Surrender are fascinated by these shelled creatures. Using the novel study, scholars research three types of turtles...
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An Educator’s Guide to the Works of John Green

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The novels of John Green cover the gamut of teenager emotions. A guide to his works provides classroom lesson plans for the novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns. Each...
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Using Thirteen Reasons Why in the Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher helps bring difficult, but important, topics such as suicide and bullying into the classroom. An educator's guide for the novel provides activities and discussion questions to help teens explore the...
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An Educators' Guide to Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Books can help teens understand complex global issues. A helpful educator's guide introduces readers to what it's like to be a refugee. Lesson components for the novel Shades of Gray include an anticipation guide and writing and research...
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An Educator's Guide to Matched by Ally Condie

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Even supposed Utopian societies have their flaws. Using an educator's guide, individuals explore the society Ally Condie creates in Matched. Reflective writing prompts double as discussion questions and cover key themes in the novel, as...
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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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The Curriculum Guide for The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The death of a parent can turn a child's world upside down. A curriculum guide for The Secret Hum of a Daisy explores defining moments in the main character's life, including the loss of her mother. Chapter-by-chapter discussion...
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An Educator's Guide to The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A lot of secrecy shrouded the creation of the atomic bomb. Readers uncover some of that secrecy using an educator's guide for the novel The Green Glass Sea. Three weeks of lesson plans feature discussion questions and reading...
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An Educator's Guide to Counting by 7s

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Everyone takes a different journey through grief. A series of lesson plans for the novel Counting by 7s introduces readers to the main character who loses her parents in a car crash. Discussion questions and writing prompts combine...
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An Educator's Guide to Al Capone Does My Shirts

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It's hard to imagine that life on Alcatraz could be dull. A series of intriguing lessons take readers through the novel Al Capone Does my Shirts. Pre-reading questions introduce the text and a range of suggestions, from comic strips to...
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An Educator’s Guide to Savvy by Ingrid Law

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Literature circles give learners a chance to explore a novel in a unique way. An educator's guide for the book Savvy uses literature circles as part of the novel study. Additional activities cover elements of figurative language and...
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Underground To Canada: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Julilly dreams of freedom after being taken from her mother by a slave trader. Will she ever be free again? A resource focuses on the first chapter of Barbara Smucker's book Underground to Canada, and includes 10 vocabulary words,...
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Turtle In Paradise: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Turtle, an 11-year-old girl in Turtle in Paradise, travels to Florida to live with her aunt. With the Great Depression all around her, Turtle safely hides within the shell she created around herself but soon opens up after the move....
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Tuck Everlasting: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Would you want to live forever? That is a question that Winnie, in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, must answer. Scholars read to find out what Winnie chooses and reinforce their knowledge with vocabulary activities, comprehension...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A long-awaited trip home quickly turns bad for Charlotte Doyle in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. Scholars read of Charlotte's trials and tribulations as they complete sentences with vocabulary words, answer comprehension...
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Third Grade Angels: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A million things to do, a ton of homework ... hyperbole sure does help get the point across! With the novel study for Jerry Spinelli's Third Grade Angels, scholars practice writing their own exaggerated sentences. Additionally, they...
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The Tale of Despereaux: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What kind of mouse is Despereaux Tilling ... a field mouse? A white-footed mouse? With the novel study for The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, scholars research the different species of mice and draw pictures of the one that they...
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Superfudge: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Has everyone heard the news about the herd of antelope? Scholars explore homonyms with the novel study for Superfudge by beloved children's author Judy Blume. Additionally, they answer text questions and engage in language activities....
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Snow Treasure: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What does it mean to be courageous? With the study guide for Marie McSwigan's novel, Snow Treasure, scholars answer questions about the text and practice new vocabulary. They also write quatrain poems about courage or another theme from...
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The Sisters Grimm: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Author Michael Buckley's novel The Sisters Grimm features two fairy-tale sleuths who are tasked with stopping a giant from destroying their town. Using the novel study, individuals acquire new vocabulary and answer comprehension...
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An Educator's Guide to the Works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school years can be tough. An educator's guide for the works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt introduces readers to two texts that discuss the struggles pre-teens face during middle school. Chapter-by-chapter questions and activities for two...
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An Educator’s Guide to Chraisma by Jeanne Ryan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Often, science fiction makes a lot of connections to real life. An educator's guide for the novel Charisma by Jeanne Ryan, has readers discuss many of the real-life issues that come in the text. A brief summary helps garner interest in...
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An Educator's Guide to The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the late 1800s. An educator's guide for the novel The Name of the Star places the historical figure in a modern context. Readers complete a pre-reading activity before answering a series of discussion...
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Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever looked for a new way to teach an old concept? Scholars thinking about the rising action of a story in a whole new perspective. However, Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot! challenges readers and allows for much...
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Anna Karenina

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you feel like the lives of middle and high school adolescents revolve around drama? If so, they easily relate to Anna Karenina. Drama fills the eight-part, 25+ character novel where something dramatic happens one every page: one...
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Jane Eyre

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some say there is no place like home. Jane, a character in Jane Eyre, is thankful no other place is like the terrible home of her aunt. Jane is thankful that her mean aunt is convinced to send Jane off to school. Readers learn of the ups...
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The Odyssey

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A man's journey of twists and turns comes to life in Homer's Odyssey. Ten years have come and gone, and Odysseus's wife and son still wait for his return after the fall of Troy. Scholars read of Odysseus's eventful return to his palace...
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Runaway Ralph: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Maybe the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Ralph, a mouse character in Runaway Ralph, thought that summer camp had to be better than dealing with his mother, uncle, and cousins. However, camp has its troubles, too. Worksheet...
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The River: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Some experiences are worth living again. At least, that is how government researchers feel about Brian's survival experience in the woods. The River is a sequel to Brian's adventures in Hatchet. Scholars read about the troubles Brian and...
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Piecing Me Together: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Jade from Renée Watson's Piecing Me Together wants to improve the world—and herself. Worksheets introduce new vocabulary, asks comprehension questions, and review personification and alliterations.
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The Penderwicks: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have you ever tried to fix something but actually end up making it worse? This is exactly what happens to three girls in Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks. Scholars read about the efforts of the girls and complete worksheet pages that...
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The field mouse, also known as the meadow vole, is most active at night, so hide the cheese! Scholars research these interesting rodents and record three fascinating facts using the novel study for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. They...
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Mr. Popper's Penguins: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Antarctica is actually a desert. Using the novel study that explores Mr. Popper's Penguins, pupils find four of their own interesting facts about the amazing continent. They also practice putting words in alphabetical order and answer...
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Nim's Island: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A deserted island, a sea lion, and a volcanic eruption ... adventure awaits! Using a helpful novel study, scholars complete a brief vocabulary exercise and answer 10 reading comprehension questions about Nim's Island. Next, they write...
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Mr. Stink: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Some literary characters are interesting, some are helpful, and some are ... well, stinky. Using the novel study in conjunction with reading Mr. Stink, scholars meet a smelly but kind person named Mr. Stink. Pupils illustrate the plot,...
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The Mouse and The Motorcycle: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A mouse on a motorcycle—what could possibly go wrong? Using the novel study that accompanies Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle, pupils complete a brief vocabulary activity and then answer questions about the text. Next, they...
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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What was the purpose of the Enrollment Act of 1863? Pupils consider the topic while completing the novel study for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. They write original similes and answer reading...
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Moon Over Manifest: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Manifest, Kansas is a town where anything is possible. Scholars explore the fictional setting using an engaging novel study on Clare Vanderpool's Moon Over Manifest. After answering questions about the text and complete a vocabulary...
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
True passion can drive you mad. Stephen Dedalus, the main character in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man straddles many lines, including those between sanity and insanity, piety and sin, and individuality and...
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Crime and Punishment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can an action be so bad that you are sickened with guilt? Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, the main character in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, believes that committing a crime could be the answer to his troubles. However, the...
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Dubliners

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Dubliners contains 15 short stories all bound in one book. The stories begin with narration by young children, and as they progress, so do the ages of the narrators. The author, James Joyce, focuses most stories on characters that...
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Heart of Darkness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
People are not always who they say they are. Marlow most likely felt that way about Kurtz, both characters in Heart of Darkness. The story tells of Marlow, a sailor, that travels up the Congo to meet Kurtz, who is known to be an...
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Tess of The D'Urbervilles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How would it feel to discover that you are not who you thought you were? For John Durbeyfield, in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, it likely felt better than his current situation. Readers delight as the story reveals turns and twists of John...
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Jack and the Beanstalk

For Students K - 5th Standards
A poor boy's dreams come true with a hand full of beans in Jack and the Beanstalk. After Jack throws out beans, they grow into a giant beanstalk—where an angry giant waits to greet him. Scholars read in an easy-to-use format to find out...
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Shiloh: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Marty is faced with a tough choice in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Shiloh. Scholars read to find out how Marty deals with his situation before completing worksheet activities to help readers gain a better understanding of the story....
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The Shakespeare Stealer: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? That is where Widge, a character of The Shakespeare Stealer, finds himself. Readers find out how Widge handles his situation by answering comprehension questions, completing...
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The Secret Garden: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Mary from The Secret Garden finds a key that could possibly unlock the door to a secret garden. Scholars read Frances Hodgson Burnett's class novel and match vocabulary words with definitions, answer comprehension questions, and create...
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A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Scholars read about the unlucky events that continue to fall on the children in A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. A set of worksheet activities include completing sentences with vocabulary words,...
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The Search for Delicious: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever gone looking for one thing but ended up discovering something else? That is exactly what happened to Gaylen, a character in The Search for Delicious. Gaylen begins looking for a food to label as delicious, but discoveres...
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Scat: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
If the most terrifying teacher in the school was lost, would you try to find her? Well, when the toughest teacher in the school is lost on a field trip, Nick and Marta, characters in Scat, decide to go looking for her. Readers discover...
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for the stage adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens introduces readers to the characters for the first time. A table of contents lays out the features of the guide, which includes information on the historical...
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Rules: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Have you ever been so focused on others, that a look in the mirror surprises you? It seems that Catherine, a character in Rules, does just that when she focuses so much on her autistic brother's behaviors that she is surprised by her own...
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Anne of Green Gables

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
When Anne Shirley shows up in Green Gables, no one knows what to expect. An eBook version of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery introduces readers to the spunky girl's journey and the friends she makes along the way. An author...
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Ruby Holler: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A journey of a lifetime awaits you in Ruby Holler. Troublesome orphaned twins pair up with an older couple for a magical adventure. However, the journey must begin with the pairs staying together in Ruby Holler. Scholars soon learn of...
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Robinson Crusoe: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? Robinson Crusoe of course! During his years stuck on an island, Crusoe learns to survive by making a canoe, finding food, and living in solitude. Scholars read...
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Redwall: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many dream of a place of refuge to escape from the harsh world. That is exactly what Redwall is for the creatures of the forest. Redwall is a fantasy novel that tells of the trouble that comes to a quiet and peaceful forest. Resource...
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The Red Badge of Courage: Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A novel study guide for Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage follows Henry through his encounter with war Activities include asking readers to complete sentences with vocabulary words, write using personification, and answer...
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The Railway Children: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
How can you prove your innocence? After being falsely accused and placed in prison, the father in The Railway Children is looking for the answer to the question. The children make friends with an elderly gentleman who helps them prove...
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Rascal: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Some say a dog is a man's best friend. However, in Rascal, it is not a dog that captures a boy's heart—but a raccoon. Scholars read about the boy and Rascal's adventures while they complete activities about the story. Activities include...
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Pictures of Hollis Woods: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Scholars read about Hollis, an orphan in Pictures of Hollis Woods, and complete worksheet activities. Activities include using vocabulary words to complete sentences, answering comprehension questions, and writing poetry.
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The Outsiders: Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
The greasers and Socs, both gangs in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, came from opposite sides of the tracks, yet seemed to live in two different worlds. Scholars answer comprehension questions, create alliterations, and work with vocabulary...
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The Princess and The Goblin: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The Princess and the Goblin's main character, Irene, has a special bond is with her magic great-great-great grandmother that lives in a mysterious part of the castle. Worksheets focused on George MacDonald's novel offer eight vocabulary...
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Pippi Longstocking: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have you every known someone that marches to the beat of a different drum? That is exactly what Pippi from Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking does! Scholars complete a worksheet packet as they read about Pippi's outrageous adventures....
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The Phantom Tollbooth: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Milo, a character in Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, was bored. When a tollbooth showed up in his room, he went through it simply because he has nothing else to do. Scholars read about his adventures and complete worksheets...
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Peter and The Starcatchers: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Peter and Molly, characters in Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridly Pearson, are in a different world on a faraway island fighting pirates and thieves. As scholars read about the kids' adventures, they complete sentences...
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Paperboy: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Little Man, in Vince Vawter's Paperboy, is a great baseball player, but due to stuttering he'd rather not speak to a soul. Scholars read how Little Man deals with his fears as they use vocabulary words to complete sentences, answer seven...
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Out of My Mind: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Have you ever felt trapped in your own body? That is likely how Melody in Sharon M. Draper's Out of My Mind feels. As scholars read to find out how Melody finally expresses herself, they complete sentences with new words, describe...
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One Crazy Summer: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Rita Williams-Garcia's One Crazy Summer describes three girls who go looking for their mother who ran out on them. Scholars complete a novel study guide with vocabulary exercises, character descriptions, and comprehension poems.
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The One and Only Ivan: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A new friend, a new perspective, and a new light are all found in Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. Ivan, a gorilla, was content with his life until a baby elephant befriended him. Readers find synonyms, answer comprehension...
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Old Yeller: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Fred Gipson's Old Yeller tells of a stray yellow dog who becomes the best friend a boy could ever have. While reading the novel, learners complete sentences with new vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and create...
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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do wizards smell like? A novel study for Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy walks readers through chapter one to help them answer the question. Scholars also practice vocabulary from the chapter and invent original similes.
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One-Eyed Cat: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Great Depression was a devastating period in American history that lasted for an entire decade. Using an enlightening novel study, scholars uncover additional facts about the era. They also write quatrain poems focusing on themes...
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Old Wolf: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Do wolves ever attack humans? An informative novel study for Old Wolf helps pupils conduct research to answer the question. They also decode anagrams, learn about onomatopoeia, and write quatrain poems about themes from the novel. 
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Of Mice and Men: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Why is personification such a popular literary device for many authors? Learners answer the question as they engage in activities from the novel study for the classic Of Mice and Men. They also scan the novel to find examples of the...
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No Talking: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Many of the world's most inspirational sayings are attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Using the No Talking novel study, pupils research and write about one of his sayings. Additionally, they practice alliteration and write a quintet that...
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My Side of The Mountain: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Some money, a pocketknife, a ball of cord, and some flint and steel ... is that enough for a 14-year-old to survive alone in the wilderness? Scholars explore the topic of survival with the novel study for My Side of the Mountain....
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What important characteristics do typical literary protagonists and antagonists possess? Using an informative novel study that covers The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, scholars answer questions about the text and...
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Milkweed: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Why is conflict an essential part of every good story? Using a helpful novel study for Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, scholars create an original quintet poem based on their reading. Pupils also research the city of Warsaw, Poland and...
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Mara, Daughter of the Nile: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Crocodiles don't chew their food—they swallow it whole! That's one interesting fact learners discover when using the novel study for Eloise Jarvis McGraw's Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Scholars also complete vocabulary and language...
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The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Discover Buckingham Palace during the reign of Queen Victoria, all from the perspective of a mouse seeking his identity. With the novel study for The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail, scholars answer questions about the text and write...