Basic lesson plans with lots of Interactive Novel Log reproducibles that can be adapted for any novel.
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interactive Novel Logs to provide students with a place to connect with the literature in ways of their choosing. Pre- and Post-Reading activities are included as well as suggestions for pairing texts to expand the understanding of themes and topics. 144 pages.
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.
With an eye to the rigorous reading requirements in state and national standards (i.e. close reading, deeper analysis), this series of In-Depth Guides aims to move beyond just recounting a book's events and looking up a few vocabulary words. Instead, the emphasis is on the student learning how to "add to or alter their understanding of the novel as they are reading it." Students keep an Interactive Novel Log (notebook form) of their journey through a novel, giving them the place and the space to record their thoughts and observations. A good novel is complex and multi-layered. Students are asked to trace the development of literary elements as well as make inferences and predictions about the story in addition to detailing the novel's events. This well-crafted teaching resource provides background information, lesson plans, a multitude of individual and collaborative activities, lots of reproducibles, and an answer key. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Janice