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Item #: 016011
ISBN: 9780375826696
Grades: 6-12

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While hunting in the forest, fifteen year old Eragon, a poor farm boy, discovers a blue stone, and he hopes to trade it in for food for the winter. However, before he can make a trade the stone hatches a beautiful sapphire colored dragon. From here on out, Eragons life is changed forever as he now finds himself to be pitted to take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders and to fight for justice in the Empire. Written by fifteen year old, homeschooled, Christopher Paolini, who has proven himself to be a mature writer far beyond his years. One of my favorite books of all times! A spell-binding fantasy awaits you! Pb, 768 pgs. " elise
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Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

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Category Description for Inheritance Cycle Series - Eragon:

While hunting in the forest, fifteen year old farm boy Eragon discovers a blue stone, and he hopes to trade it in for food for the winter. However, before he can make a trade, the stone hatches a beautiful sapphire colored dragon. From there on, Eragon's life is changed as he finds himself pitted against the Empire and destined to take up the mantle of the Dragon Riders. In Eldest, Eragon travels to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, while his cousin Roran fights an impossible battle back home in Carvahall. In Brisingr, Eragon and his dragon face more adventures as they travel beyond the Empire in their quest to rid the land of tyranny. Written by homeschooled Christopher Paolini after graduating from high school at 15, this is one of my favorite series of all time! A spell-binding fantasy awaits you! 768-1016 pgs, pb.

Category Description for 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 although not available for every book, are reproducible and 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 (i.e. rubric).

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.

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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