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180 resources with the concept studying literature

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The Door In The Wall Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The Door In The Wall's Robin's future of knighthood suddenly changes when an accident takes the use of his legs. Scholars complete a six-page worksheet activity on Marguerite de Angeli's novel, which includes short answer questions,...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Greg from Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw knows the feeling of being stuck in the middle all too well. Scholars dig deep into Greg's life struggles with a novel guide that includes vocabulary from the book,...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Many identify with Greg Heffly in Diary of a Wimpy Kid when he said, “I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." Middle school is harsh, and the popular story holds nothing back. Fellow...
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The Cricket In Times Square: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"Do not judge a book by its cover." A cricket, mouse, and cat learn this lesson in The Cricket in Times Square as they roam New York City and discover the talents of one another. Scholars begin studying the story by predicting the plot...
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Coraline: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Moving to a new place is never easy. However, it is even more complicated when secret rooms and strange noises are involved. The mystery of an unknown world unfolds in Coraline when a family moves into a new home. Scholars jump into the...
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A Corner of the Universe: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Mutt in The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat believes doing dog-like things is boring. Readers respond to the humorous adventures of Mutt and his boy by examining personification, alliteration, anagrams, and vocabulary.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Peer pressure creates a desire for many middle schoolers to be popular. Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy: Rodrick Rules' main character Greg struggles with finding his place and popularity in middle school. Scholars connect t the story's...
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Danny The Champion of The World: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Many children dream about being a champion. The dream could be reality for Danny in Danny the Champion of the World. Danny's championship is a sure thing if he and his father gain victory against a nasty landowner with a bad attitude....
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The Devil's Arithmetic: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many say that you cannot live in the past. Hannah, in The Devil's Arithmetic, feels that all her family talks about during gatherings is previous years. To her horror, something mysteriously transports her to the past, and she must face...
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Crash: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
As Plato said, "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Crash takes a look into bullying. While many stories show the perspective of the victim, the story also looks from the eyes of the bully. Scholars learn that, in...
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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Music is good for the soul. Clayton, the main character, learns to love the blues from his grandfather. However, he is left to chase the band and his dream of the blues alone after his grandfather dies. Scholars dig deep into the story...
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A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Man's best friend has feelings too! An engaging story details the personal accounts of Squirrel, a stray dog from Ann M. Martin's A Dog's Life. Scholars see through the eyes of the canine as they learn new vocabulary, answer...
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Charlie's fun didn't end at the factory! The well-known story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory continues with Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Excitement builds as scholars work through vocabulary and eight comprehension...
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Call It Courage Novel Study

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Engage scholars with a tried-and-true story written in 1940 but still read often today! Call It Courage is a long-time favorite and Newbery-Medal winning story. Pupils participate in vocabulary, language, and reading skills as they read...
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The Bronze Bow Novel Study

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Use a novel to teach historical and religious background knowledge. The study of The Bronze Bow combines literary elements with history for an engaging and thought-provoking lesson. Daniel struggles when he is drawn to the teachings of...
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde under the premise that everyone has both good and evil inside them. Scholars analyze the literary elements of the story, including the plot, characters, vocabulary, and figurative...
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Brian's Hunt Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Brian is back to adventures in the wilderness in Brian's Hunt. Scholars continue deeper beyond the study of Hatchet by taking a look at its sequel, Brian's Hunt. The novel study takes scholars through vocabulary study, character...
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The Call of The Wild Novel Study

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Answer the call when life gets tough. Buck's life is forever changed in the The Call of the Wild when his happy pampered life is stolen from him after he is taken from his family. Pupils use Buck's story to learn about overcoming...
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Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Many adolescent readers quickly connect with the independence and determination of Bud in Bud, Not Buddy. By completing a variety of activities, pupils analyze the story as well as strengthen language skills with word work. Artistic...
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Brian's Return Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Do some pupils seem to struggle fitting in and finding their place in world? They most likely identify with Brian in Brian's Return. After his time in the wilderness, Brian struggles to fit in with society. Scholars analyze thoughts,...
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Julius Caesar Novel Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Cowards die many times before their deaths." A unit on William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar introduces readers to some of the play's infamous cowards as they answer questions and complete analysis activities related to the text. In...
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Problem Solvers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you teach a text to a group of readers who struggling with the language? The second in a set of three ESL lessons related to Theme 4: Problem Solvers engages English language learners by introducing vocabulary and grammar...
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The World of Ramona

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Bring the fun and whimsy of Beverly Cleary into your classroom with a teaching guide created to accompany the Ramona series. The guide offers several ideas for classroom use, including independent reading, reading aloud, and literature...