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About Novel Units

 

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Novel Units Teacher Guide and Student Packet

Teacher Guides

Teacher guides provide the framework for the novel, including any background information necessary to prepare students for the text. Discussion questions help you delve into the novel's plot, conflict, theme, and character motivations/interactions. Plus, they're designed to elicit student thought, discussion, and participation!

Time-saving, inspiring lesson plans provide a comprehensive novel unit—created by teachers for teachers. The legwork is done for you. The chapter-by-chapter guides incorporate research-based, higher-order reading, writing, and thinking activities.

32+ pages

  • Summary
  • "About the Author"
  • Character list
  • Background information
  • Initiating activities
  • Vocabulary activities (Gr.1–8)
  • Discussion questions and answers
  • Graphic organizers
  • Writing ideas
  • Literary analysis
  • Post-reading discussion questions
  • Cross-curriculum extension activities
  • Assessment
  • Scoring rubric
  • Glossary (Gr. 9–12)

 

Student Packets

Student Packets are geared toward the student and match the way you teach reading today. Plus, activities and assessments are conveniently tagged with reading skills/objectives.

Robust, multiple-level reproducibles offer solutioncs based on the latest reading strategies. The packet includes content-rich activity sheets, quizzes, and a final exam for direct student use.

44+ pages

  • Prereading activities
  • Vocabulary activities
  • Study Guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Literary analysis
  • Character analysis
  • Writing activities
  • Critical- and creative-thinking challenges
  • Comprehension quizzes
  • Unit test
  • Answer key
  • Scoring rubric

 

100% Unique Content! No content overlaps in matching Teacher Guide and Student Packet.

 

 


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Novel Units and Close Reading

 

What is Close Reading?

"Close reading is the mindful, disciplined reading of an object with a view to deeper understanding of its meaning" (p. 25, Brummett, 2010). When applying the skills of close reading to a text, a reader attends to the elements of form and content found within the text—from the individual words to the order of sentences to the unfolding of ideas. For this kind of mindful study, a reader often reads and rereads a text to comprehend it at all levels—literal, inferential, and critical. Capable readers have developed the necessary skills to interpret texts at all three levels, but even the best readers had to practice and master these skills over time.

How Novel Units Guides Integrate Close Reading Skills

Novel Units Teacher Guides and Student Packets provide myriad instructional ideas and activities created to enhance the reading experience and provide multiple opportunities for students to practice and master the skills of close reading. While the Teacher Guide and Student Packet for each book emphasize comprehension of that specific text, the practice and mastery of close reading skills form the foundation for the content and activities found in all Novel Units products.

 

Click here to download a PDF explaining "How Novel Units® Guides Integrate Close Reading Skills"

 

Brummett, B. (2010). Techniques of close reading. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Novel Units by Theme and Category

 

Award Winners

  • Angela's Ashes
  • Beowulf
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • And many, many more!

 

Titles in the Movies


    Movie titles by grade:

Shakespeare

 

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Novel Units eBook Bundles

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Novel Units eBooks

 

 

Value-Priced eBook Bundles include:

  • Teacher Guide PDF
  • Student Packet PDF
  • End-of-Book Test PDF (FREE if available)

 

Click here to browse all Novel Units® eBook Bundles

 

 

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Novel Units in Spanish

 

 

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Get Reading!! for RTI

 

Meeting the needs of every reader in your classroom just got easier.

 

Get Reading!!

 

Elementary • Middle • High School

Fiction • Nonfiction

Multi-Level Thematic Kits


Get-Reading!!™ kits are great for literature circles and the content-area classroom.

 

Ideal for:

  • Differentiated Reading
  • RTI and Leveled Assessment
  • Title I and Inclusion
  • Reading Intervention

 

 

   Fiction

   Nonfiction

Level A:

struggling readers

Level B:

average readers

Level C:

skilled readers

Level A:

struggling readers

Level B:

average readers

Level C:

skilled readers

Paperbacks (Level AC) **

Three fiction titles all connect to a common theme–selected for three different reading levels, A–C. Every reader can participate and have an opportunity for success.

Books (Level AC) **

Three nonfiction titles all connect to a common theme–selected for three different reading levels, A–C. Every reader can participate and have an opportunity for success.

Thematic Teacher Guide

Each Thematic Teacher Guide includes multiple activities and strategies that focus on elements common to all three titles (e.g., theme, characters, historical period). The Thematic Teacher Guide provides varied, multidisciplinary activities to use before, during, and after reading. It also includes opportunities for collaborative learning and leveled assessment.

Thematic Teacher Guide

Each Thematic Teacher Guide includes multiple activities and strategies that focus on elements common to all three titles. The Thematic Teacher Guide provides varied, multidisciplinary activities to use before, during, and after reading. It also includes opportunities for collaborative learning and leveled assessment.

 

Student Packet/Answer Key*

The individual Student Packets for each title in the kit are filled with prereading, during reading, and post-reading activities to address important reading and literature skills. The Student Packets emphasize active, meaningful learning. A separate Answer Key is provided for each of the three Student Packet variations.

Student Packet/Answer Key*

The individual Student Packets for each title in the kit are filled with prereading, during reading, and post-reading activities to address important reading and literature skills. The Student Packets emphasize active, meaningful learning. A separate Answer Key is provided for each of the three Student Packet variations.

Reader Response Journal*

Individual Reader Response Journals provide multiple opportunities for students to make personal connections and record thoughtful responses to what they read. These journals encourage the important reading-writing connection. Prompts relate to individual titles and to the overarching theme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refills and extra copies are available for Student Packets and Reader Response Journals. Please call 800.688.3224 to order.

**Please note: These are suggested reading levels only. The final decision about the appropriateness of any title rests with the teacher, who is most familiar with the abilities, needs, and interests of his or her students.

 

 

Get Reading!! Fiction Kits

Get Reading!! Nonfiction Kits

Get Reading!! Elementary School Kits

Get Reading!! Middle School Kits

Get Reading!! High School Kits

 

 

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