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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Are you interested in reading about and sharing ideas with other educators on using children's literature in your classroom? My goal is to bring together teachers and homeschoolers who teach grades 3-8 and use novels with their students. I'd love for you to join me to...
The Magic Treehouse series is one of the best selling chapter book series of all time for a reason. The books are a great entry into the chapter book genre and there is a book for nearly every topic of interest. Dinosaurs Before Dark is the first book in the series...
The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread! It's a tale of courage and bravery and overcoming the odds. Told in parts (Books) and a Coda showcasing different points of view, it is a great book to use in your classroom...
Crenshaw Novel Study Book Unit
Freak the Mighty Novel Study Book Unit
Wishtree Novel Study Book Unit
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