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Novel Units Literature Guides

If you’re looking for a study guide for a specific book, Novel Units probably has it covered! They produce hundreds of literature guides - only a sampling of them are listed here. Teacher Guides are 30-40 pages - not voluminous, but enough for good coverage of the book. Format of the guides vary somewhat by grade level, but have some common elements. They begin with a synopsis of the book and its author and some pre-reading activities that serve both to provide background for the novel study and initiate student involvement and thinking about the story. Chapter by chapter (in some guides, multiple chapters) lesson plans contain vocabulary words, discussion questions (with answers), and suggested activities. Some guides also include writing ideas. Literature concepts/skills appear here and there. Some guides contain reproducible graphic organizers to aid student analysis. All include some culminating questions and activities. Again, these vary in scope and type by guide. There are no objective or essay tests, but each guide ends with a student assessment page that provides a list of projects or exercises to be completed to help evaluate student understanding. Student Packets (where available) are reproducible and, again, vary somewhat by grade level and book. In my sample packet, masters are provided for an initiating activity, a chapter-by-chapter study guide with questions and lines for answers, vocabulary activities, journal ideas, literary analysis, cross-curricular activities (art, drama, math), several graphic organizer / analysis pages, varied activity pages, comprehension quizzes, and a final test. Answers to all questions, worksheets, and test are included in the back, along with an essay evaluation form. Really, each of these components can function as a stand-alone product and can be used without the other, but for a more comprehensive study, they are best used in concert. There is very little overlap between the two, even in the chapter-by-chapter questions - but completing the questions in the Student Packet will help prepare your child for the more in-depth questions found in the Teacher Guide. If your child is working independently on a novel, the Student Packet can be used alone (if available). If you want to do little written work and put more emphasis on discussion, the Teacher Guide can be used by itself. As stated before, we have selected a sampling of guides at each grade level. If you like them, we’ll add more!

Please note that some guides have been written to correlate with a specific edition of a book. Some of these editions are now out of print, and we do not carry all versions mentioned. Where multiple editions are available, such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the page numbers given in the guide may not correlate exactly.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Student Packet Item #: 024904
Grades: 7-8
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Teacher Guide Item #: 024905
Grades: 7-8
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Across Five Aprils Student Pack Item #: 017766
Grades: 7-8
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Across Five Aprils Teacher Guide Item #: 017767
Grades: 7-8
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Adam of the Road Item #: 000656
Grades: 5-10
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Adam of the Road Item #: 019267
Grades: 4-7
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Adam of the Road Student Pack Item #: 034936
Grades: 5-6
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Adam of the Road Teacher Guide Item #: 034937
Grades: 5-6
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Puffin Classic Item #: 004203
Grades: 9-12
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Student Pack Item #: 017768
Grades: 9-12
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Teacher Guide Item #: 017769
Grades: 9-12
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer Item #: 010516
Grades: 5-Adult
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer Student Pack Item #: 017770
Grades: 7-8
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer Teacher Guide Item #: 017771
Grades: 7-8
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All Quiet on the Western Front Item #: 001546
Grades: 7-12
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All Quiet on the Western Front Student Pack Item #: 017772
Grades: 9-12
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All Quiet on the Western Front Teacher Item #: 017773
Grades: 9-12
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Animal Farm Item #: 016003
Grades: 7-12
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Animal Farm Student Pack Item #: 017776
Grades: 9-12
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Animal Farm Teacher Item #: 017777
Grades: 9-12
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Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Item #: 019931
Grades: 5-Adult
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