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Why Should You Use Novel Studies in Your Classroom?

Funny thing about educational research is if you look hard enough you can usually find studies to support both sides of an issue. Very rarely do you find a straight yes or no answer to what is good or bad theory or practice.

Pros and Cons of Multiple Choice Questioning

To use multiple choice questioning or not, that is the question! I have a strong feeling about multiple choice. It’s more of a hate/love relationship really. In certain instances (a few) I like the option, but in many ways, I try to avoid it.

How To Teach Novel Studies: Part 1 Comprehension

Some of my most vivid childhood memories of school were the novel studies that we read for various subjects. It was my most favorite way to learn skills, history, any topic really! I am a lover of books and getting to read an entire book from cover to cover as a school assignment put me in heaven! I am sure this is a major reason why as a teacher my passion is to create and teach is novel studies!

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How Do YOU Eat Fried Worms?

Billy is not one to back down from a challenge. Now, the challenge is to eat 15 worms in 15 days. Will Billy succeed? How will his creativity make this challenge more palatable? How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell will show just how creative and courageous Billy...

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A Frindle of an Invention!

Frindle is the first novel by award-winning author, Andrew Clements. It is a great book to use in your classroom or homeschool for a whole class novel study, small book groups, or individual book studies. Nick is a fifth-grader who is full of creative ideas but isn't...

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Crenshaw Novel Study Book Unit

Freak the Mighty Novel Study Book Unit

Wishtree Novel Study Book Unit

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