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A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale, A Wrinkle in Time, with a detailed guide equipped with 15 informative and useful chapters. Scholars discover who the author is, why she wrote the book, and crucial story elements...
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Accompany a viewing of Disney's live-action feature film, The Jungle Book, with a packet equipped with several activities focused on story elements. Scholars discuss and complete diagrams and charts about the movie's characters, setting,...
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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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Sing Down The Moon: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Human trafficking has existed in many forms throughout history. Using a novel study of Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell, readers learn the story of a young Native American girl taken into slavery. Reading comprehension and vocabulary...
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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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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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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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Stone Fox: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 states. Using the novel study for Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, pupils create brochures to attract visitors to the state, which is the setting for the novel. Additionally, they answer...
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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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A Single Shard: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fulfilling a dream requires a lot of hard work. A study guide for the novel A Single Shard shares the dream of a young Korean orphan. As readers work through the guide, they answer comprehension questions about Tree-ear and the other...
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The Snow Queen Study Guide

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Your students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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Masterpiece: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Scholars engage in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and language activities related to the novel Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Next, they gather four interesting facts about beetles before completing storyboards. 
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Maniac Magee: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The protagonist of Jerry Spinelli's novel, Maniac Magee, has lived a very unusual life. Scholars learn all about it with a helpful companion to the novel. Pupils answer reading comprehension questions and summarize their reading with...
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The Magician's Elephant: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Fortunetellers and elephants may not have much in common, but both are prominently featured in Kate DiCamillo's novel The Magician's Elephant. Using the novel study, learners answer questions and complete worksheets on figurative...
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Peter Pan: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
J.M. Barrie's classic book Peter Pan is about an adventurous boy who never gets old. Scholars read the first two chapters about Peter and three young friends. They then complete worksheets by filling in sentences with vocabulary words,...
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Owls In The Family: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
As wise as an owl may not be true if the owls are out-of-control pets. Farley Mowat's Owls in the Family features two pet owls that turn the neighborhood upside down. Scholars read about their adventures while learning new vocabulary...
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The Jungle Book: Study Guide

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Delve into The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling with a helpful study guide. Crossword puzzles, comprehension questions, character descriptions, chapter summaries, and vocabulary exercises connect readers with the classic text of a boy and...
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Little House In The Big Woods: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder takes readers back to the good ole days. In Little House in the Big Woods, she tells scholars about a family living in the woods during the 1870s. While reading, they complete sentences with vocabulary words,...
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The Little Prince: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Do our eyes play tricks on us? The Little Prince narrator begins with a discussion of the difference in what grown-ups and children see. Scholars read how he puts this to the test using a drawing and find synonyms to vocabulary words,...
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Lion: A Long Way Home: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Home is where the heart is. Saroo, a main character in Lion: A Long Way Home, desperately wants to be home. However, he is lost in a train station and has no way to contact family or get back to his home. Scholars learn new vocabulary,...
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The Lemonade War: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Sibling rivalry or all-out war? The Lemonade War tells the story of a brother and sister who begin a competition selling lemonade. Scholars read to find out who will win. The resource includes vocabulary words, comprehension questions,...
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Jake and Lily: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Just how strong is a twins' bond? Jake and Lily, in a novel by the same name, have a powerful bond until they turn 11. Then, everything changes. As scholars read about twin trouble, they learn eight new vocabulary words, create...
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How To Train Your Dragon: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Heroes appear in unexpected places. This is true about Hiccup, a character in How to Train Your Dragon. Scholars use a novel study to learn how a useless and weak dragon reveals his brilliance. The resource includes 10 new vocabulary...
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Hatchet: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Thanks to Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, teen readers now know it's possible to survive in the wilderness. A study guide for the novel discusses common topics and vocabulary words found within the text. Additionally, readers get the chance to...
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Gone Crazy in Alabama: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Life isn't always sweet in Alabama. A study guide for the novel Gone Crazy in Alabama introduces readers to life in the rural South and explores one character's experiences there. In addition to answering basic reading comprehension...
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The Lions of Little Rock: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A true friend sticks with you through thick and thin. Marlee and Liz, main characters in The Lions of Little Rock, have that type of friendship. Scholars learn vocabulary and answer comprehension questions as they read how the two girls...
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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are there secret worlds? The four children in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe answer the imaginative question when they discover a magical land in a wardrobe. Scholars read the first chapter to match vocabulary words and meanings,...
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Lily's Crossing: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
War affects much more than just soldiers. Lily and Albert in Lily's Crossing know that better than anyone as World War II affects both of them in different ways. Scholars use vocabulary words, answer questions, and work with literary...
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The Light in the Forest: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"Make new friends but keep the old" is a wise saying. However, True Son, a main character in The Light in the Forest, struggles doing just that. Once living among the white people, he was taken into an Indian tribe for several years....
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The Lightning Thief: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Maybe dark clouds do have a silver lining. Just when Percy from The Lightning Thief thought of his life as doomed, he learned that his father is a Greek god. Scholars work through activities as they read how his life took a drastic turn....
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The Library Card: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Books open up the world. Four main characters in The Library Card discover the amazing things that happen at a library. Scholars complete sentences with 10 new vocabulary words, create similes and alliterations, and give a prediction for...
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Lawn Boy: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A mountain of grass becomes a mountain of cash in the case of a young entrepreneur in the novel Lawn Boy. Arnold, a main character, begins a lawn mowing business and meets a stockbroker client that helps me manage his money. Scholars...
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Lassie Come-Home: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
If only all best friends could be like Lassie! Lassie Come-Home offers a glimpse of the special relationship between man's best friend and a beloved owner. Scholars complete worksheet activities while reading about Lassie's adventures to...
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Julie of the Wolves: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Blood may not always be thicker than water. Julie, in Julie of the Wolves, soon depends on a wolf pack to be her family. Scholars read about Julie's adventures as they complete sentences with vocabulary words, answer comprehension...
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Journey To The Centre of The Earth: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Traveling where no man has traveled before, Journey to the Centre of the Earth contains a secret code right to the middle of Earth! Scholars match 10 new vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, create literary devices, and...
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Johnny Tremain: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Scholars read Johnny Tremain to see how Johnny's terrible accident helped him become a part of history. Learners write two poems, analyze characters by matching descriptions, and create...
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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Don't count your eggs before they hatch—unless they are dragon eggs. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher follows the main character as he finds himself hatching dragon eggs. Scholars work through the resource and read how Jeremy tries to...
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James and the Giant Peach: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Everyone wants to feel like they belong. James, in James and the Giant Peach, finds a feeling of belonging in a very odd place—inside a peach! Scholars read the story of James and the Peach and work through vocabulary, language, and...
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If the walls could talk, you might hear Hugo from The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo lives in the walls of a train stations in Paris. Scholars read and complete worksheet activities as they discover Hugo's secrets. They show their...
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The Incredible Journey: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
There's no place like home. Three family pets prove this in The Incredible Journey as they head out to find their way back home. Scholars read about the dangers the pets face on their journey while they learn eight vocabulary words from...
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Hello Universe: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Every neighborhood has its own unique cast of characters, and the crew in the novel Hello Universe is no exception. The characters in Erin Entrada Kelly's novel take center stage in a study guide based on the text. Readers answer...
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Holes: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Nothing good comes from being under a curse. A study guide introduces the novel Holes by Louis Sachar and the curse the main character faces. Readers analyze key vocabulary words from book, as well as complete a series of short writing...
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The Hobbit: Novel Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All it takes is a little adventure to interrupt a quiet, simple life. A study guide for The Hobbit explores the adventures that disrupt Bilbo Baggins' quiet life. Questions discuss key events found within J.R.R. Tolkien's novel and...
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Henry Huggins: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Nothing exciting happens on Klickitat Street. At least, that's the opinion of Henry Huggins, the protagonist that is the focus of a study guide for the Beverly Cleary novel of the same name. Readers explore key vocabulary words,...
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Heidi: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Switzerland is known for many things including chocolate, watches, and Heidi. Readers interact with the novel using a comprehensive study guide. Questions cover the setting and key events within the plot, while language and writing...
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Harriet The Spy: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
New York ... home to the Statue of Liberty, Central Park—and Harriet the Spy. As part of a study guide on the novel Harriet the Spy, readers conduct an investigation into a famous landmark in New York City. Additionally, they complete...
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Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, or Does It?: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Sometimes kids feel like they just can't do anything right. As they'll learn in a novel study guide, Hank Zipzer knows that feeling all too well. Activities introduce the protagonist of the novel and explore key events, as well as cover...
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The Great Gilly Hopkins: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Every day in the United States, more than 400,000 children live in the foster care system. The Great Gilly Hopkins tells about one such girl stuck in the system and her plan to reunite with her birth mother. A study guide introduces the...
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The Great Brain: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Some characters stick with readers for a long time. A novel study introduces readers to The Great Brain, a slick-talking, 10-year-old con man—a very memorable character. Along with basic comprehension questions and vocabulary words, the...
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George's Marvelous Medicine: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Every day is grandparent's day! Readers brainstorm the positive and negative aspects of living with a grandparent in a novel study for George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. After that, they delve into the story by answering general...
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Nothing beats a good cliffhanger. Using a study guide for the novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon, readers look closely at the role cliffhangers play in the story. Additionally, they answer reading comprehension questions, define key...
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Lyddie: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Back in the day, if families couldn't make ends meet, the children went to work. A study guide for Lyddie introduces readers to a 13-year-old girl who goes to work in a factory to try and bring her family back together. Comprehension...
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Lord of the Flies: Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As anyone who has seen Cast Away with Tom Hanks knows, being stranded on a deserted island isn't all it's cracked up to be. A study guide for Lord of the Flies has readers imagine what life would be like if they were stranded on a...
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A Long Way From Chicago: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Life in a small town doesn't have to be dull. Using a study guide for the novel A Long Way From Chicago, readers analyze the characters and setting found in a small town in Illinois. Along with reading comprehension questions, the...
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A Long Walk To Water: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
South Sudan regularly appears in the news for negative reasons, but it has some positive qualities, too. As part of a novel study on the book A Long Walk to Water, readers conduct research to learn more about the African country....
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The Littles: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It's not every day that someone finds a tiny family living in the walls. A novel study for The Littles covers a story about a family who lives in the walls of a larger home. Readers answer basic comprehension and vocabulary questions...
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Little Women (Volume 1): Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Few siblings have a bond as strong as the one shared by the March sisters. A novel study introduces readers to the sisters from Little Women. In addition to analyzing the different protagonists, they look closely at the time period in...
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A Handful of Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A summer in the Canadian wilderness provides plenty of opportunity for adventure. A helpful novel study looks closely at the character Patricia Potter from A Handful of Time, who has been sent to Alberta, Canada for the summer. Readers...
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Little House On The Prairie: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Laura Ingalls Wilder memorialized life in the American West with her Little House on the Prairie series. Readers explore the first book in the series using a novel study guide. Along with standard text-based questions, scholars complete...
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The Janitor's Boy: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The perfect plan can easily backfire. Jack, in The Janitor's Boy, thinks he has the perfect plan to get back at his father. Little did he know he would end up being sentenced to help his father. Scholars read about Jack and his...
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Jacob Have I Loved: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Twins always have double the fun, right? Sara, in Jacob Have I Loved, always is in the shadows of her twin sister. Scholars identify synonyms, answer comprehension questions, foreshadow, and create alliterations as they read about how...
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The Indian In The Cupboard: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Don't judge a book—or a toy—by its cover. Omri, a main character in The Indian in the Cupboard, quickly judged his plastic toy figures as boring. However, once placed in the cupboard, Omri's toys became something he never imagined....
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I Am David: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many people dream of getting a fresh start or starting over again. David, a main character in I am David, gets that chance and must learn to live life outside of the concentration camp. Scholars read about David's adventures as they...
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The Homework Machine: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Do opposites really attract? The D Squad in The Homework Machine includes of a quad of opposites. The group, made up of a teacher's pet, a geek, a class clown, and a slacker, make use of a machine to do their homework. In response to the...
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Homeless Bird: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Many people face the struggle between tradition and desire to forget their own paths. A study guide for the novel Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan discusses the issue of adhering to tradition from the perspective of a protagonist who faces...
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Fuzzy Mud: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Trouble always finds trouble. While avoiding a bully, Tamaya and Marshally from Fuzzy Mud take a trip through the off-limit woods and find themselves lost. To complete the worksheet study, scholars analyze several literary devices, learn...
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Fourth Grade Rats: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Things sure change in year's time. Suds, from Fourth Grade Rats, went from a third grade angel to a fourth grade rat! Although he is not necessarily happy with his new self, he worries he will lose his popularity. Learners complete...
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Freak The Mighty: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
They say when you are told something enough times, you eventually begin to believe it's true. Sadly, Max in Freak The Mighty believed he was stupid and dumb, so he learned to be alone. That changed when he met another outcast, Freak....
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The Fourteenth Goldfish: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Change is not always easy. That becomes evident in the story Fourteenth Goldfish. Ellie, the main character, does not like change and struggles with new things in her life.  Scholars learn how Ellie deals with change as they complete...
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Fahrenheit 451: Novel Study

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Fahrenheit 451 depicts firemen like never before ... rather than putting out fires, they start them! Scholars read to understand why firemen now burn books. As they read, they work through two vocabulary activities, answer 10...
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Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Comparing yourself to others is a sure way to make you feel worse about yourself. Kyle, a character in Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, knows this well, as it is difficult for him to compete with his older brothers. Will he finally...
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Ella Enchanted: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Ella in Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted receives the gift of obedience and must do what others tell her, but her strong personality struggles with this gift. Scholars review how Ella handles her fate by completing vocabulary...
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Elijah of Buxton: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Most think Elijah in Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis gets famous for being the first African American child born free from slavery. However, his true fame comes from his adventures to capture a thief. Readers study Elijah's...
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The Doll People Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Make believe becomes a reality in The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. Readers answer worksheet comprehension questions about the seven dolls living in the house and examine the advantages and disadvantages of living life...
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From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Claudia Kincaid decides to run away to bring some excitement to her life, but she never expects the adventure she finds. A helpful study guide takes readers through the novel From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler....
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Freckle Juice: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Is the grass always greener on the other side? Andrew from Freckle Juice seems to think so! He admires his classmate's freckles and wishes he had some of his own, so he purchases a special juice to get them! While reading through the...
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Flush: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Standing up for beliefs sometimes leads to trouble! The father in Flush takes knows this all too well when he sinks a boat in protest to its illegal dumping. With his dad behind bars, the son, Noah, takes matters into his hands by...
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Flora and Ulysses: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
As Flora from Flora and Ulysses drowns in her misery, she discovers a squirrel with bigger problems than her own. She saves him from the vacuum cleaner and finds out that his brush with death gave him superpowers. Scholars match...
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Fever 1793: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
There is no escaping fever in 1793. Mattie, a main character, soon learns that a disease outbreak has taken over much more than her hometown. Scholars discover how Mattie responds to her circumstances by learning new vocabulary and...
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Fishbone's Song: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright. The inspirting quote sounds very much like words a wise old man possibly spoke in Fishbone's Song. While raising boy not his own, he...
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A trailblazer of her time, Callie, in The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, wants to beat to the rhythm of her own drum. As a girl at the turn of the century, she should sew, cook, and clean. Readers find out just how much she detests that...
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Everything on a Waffle: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Are they really lost at sea? Primrose, a main character, refuses to believe that the sea swallowed her parents. Scholars foreshadow events later in the story, analyze Primrose's feelings toward her parents, and describe what makes a family.
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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Encyclopedia, the main character in Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, is always solving mysteries and even helping dad fight crime. Scholars study eight vocabulary words from the book, answer comprehension questions...
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Eggs: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Two otherwise very different children find something in common: a missing piece. The two characters in Jerry Spinelli's Eggs form a friendship because they each have what the other longs for. Scholars discover the bond of the two...
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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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Chasing Vermeer: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Put a spin on art by including it in a mystery! Chasing Vermeer holds scholars' attention as the characters work to recover a famous painting. Learners dig into the story using vocabulary, critical thinking questions, language...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who is lucky enough to visit a chocolate factory? Charlie, the main character of a beloved novel, is one of only five chosen children to go to a factory flowing with fun and chocolate. Scholars enjoy reading about Charlie's adventures as...
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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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Chomp: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Kids often sing an alternative version of happy birthday that includes you live in a zoo, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one, too! This is not far from the truth for Wahoo Cray, the main character in Chomp. His father...
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The City of Ember: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Gain and keep readers' attention in an action-packed, science fiction story of The City of Ember. Learners work through vocabulary, critical thinking, and language activities to help increase reading comprehension. They even place...
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Charlotte's Web: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Who doesn't enjoy a story about a determined little girl and a cute pig? Readers learn much about life on a farm and taking on responsibility by reading Charlotte's Web. Learners work with 10 vocabulary words, practice alliterations, and...
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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...