Here at the Literary League, we’re a group of English teachers who truly love literature (we bet you already figured that part out). Given free time, we can all agree that there’s nothing better than leaping into a good book. But, even as avid readers, we have to admit that those spare minutes tend to be few and far between, especially during the school year, and there are times that we just have to …
- leap into a book recommended by a friend, a colleague, or especially a student, who is anxiously awaiting our review
- leap into a new novel we’re teaching, whether or not we’ve had time to fully prepare a complete unit
- leap into a classic, maybe not one of our favorites, but something we know students need to sit with in order to grow as a reader
A favorite resource I use to engage my students in literature is my NOVEL STUDY - READING JOURNAL FOR ANY NOVEL. I have used these graphic organizers with students from 5th-10th grade with success with many, many different novels! Combine the graphic organizers with standard chapter questions or use them in different combinations for different chapters or sections of the novel.
You can read about other engaging literature resources from the other Literary Leaguers linked up below!