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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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Dream with Stargirl

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli explores the power of individuality. 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. Stargirl was first published in 2000. Stargirl showcases...

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It’s Time For a Lemonade War!

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is the story of sibling rivalry and the road to entrepreneurship at its finest. 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. It's easy to...

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On the Run with Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli explores the themes of racism and homelessness in an engaging, humorous, and interesting way. 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. Maniac...

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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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