Novel Study

 When reading a novel, teachers plan activities for many aspects. For instance, they must check comprehension. Additionally, they plan to teach, review, and assess many literary elements, such as main idea and characterization. On top of this, they incorporate vocabulary and figurative language. They even need to plan final projects to show student knowledge. So, planning for multiple novels is exhausting! Thankfully, a novel study with any novel is ready for ANY selection! 

Incorporating a novel study is an amazing way to include so many standards. Best of all, it shows the true joy of reading. However, students change each year, so what works one year may be different from the next. This means there is a ton of planning with a novel study! Thankfully, this bundle includes everything you need for ANY novel! 

Chapter Responses

When reading a novel, students need to understand it! So, teachers can use the graphic organizers provided to check for understanding. These are great alternatives to chapter questions. 


Projects are a fantastic way to dive deeper into a novel. Students can show their understanding beyond multiple choice or short answer questions on a test. Luckily, there are 8 final project options. Each project allows students to explain and expand on the novel in a fun and creative way. Since there are 8 options, there are projects ready for the year! 

Reading Circle/Literature Circle Graphic Guide 

Incorporating literature circles in the classroom can be challenging. Since there are multiple options, teachers have to know where every group is. Thankfully, all this tracking won’t be a problem anymore. These organizers allow teachers and students to track what they are reading. 

Reading Journal Graphic Organizers 

It is so important for students to reflect on their reading. So, these open-ended questions are perfect for a novel study with any novel! 

Character Study 

Students often build significant connections with characters. As additional support, this activity will lead students through writing a character sketch. After sketching it out, students can even use it to write a paragraph or full essay.

 Book Review 

When students finish a novel, they need to reflect. Thankfully, this easy-to-use template is the perfect way for them to write a book review! Teachers can even display the student work around the classroom. Honestly, this is an excellent way for all classmates to see what others are reading and be inspired to read more!

Looking for these amazing activities in a digital format? Well, you’re in luck! There is a 

Digital Novel Study Bundle! This includes all the same activities as the print bundle but is perfect for the computer!

ELA Bundle: Writing, Poetry, and Novel Study

There are so many standards in ELA! It can be overwhelming to think about how much there is to teach in one year. Thankfully, this bundle includes everything teachers need for writing, novel studies, and poetry instruction! 

The writing activities include all templates, rubrics, and mentor texts needed to teach writing! This applies to narrative, expository, persuasive, descriptive, and creative writing. Additionally, all of the activities are easy to differentiate. Teachers can select which activities to use based on students' writing levels. 

Poetry often seems boring to students. Thankfully, that will all change with these activities. Students will practice poetry analysis, identify themes, use figurative language, and write poems. These are ones based on many of their interests, such as pet peeves, hero music, and imagery. It will feel so refreshing to have students excited about poetry activities! 

In middle school and high school, students often say goodbye to textbooks and hello to novels! While this is the perfect way to show students reading is fun, it takes hours to plan a novel study. Thankfully, the novel study pack works with ANY novel! There are novel projects, character studies, reading journals, literature circle resources, and novel chapter responses. There is even a book review activity. 

While there are a lot of standards to teach in ELA, there are so many ways to teach them. Honestly, this is one of the neatest aspects of teaching this subject. However, it can also lead to a lot of planning when teachers are already short on time. Thankfully, the novel study and ELA bundle will ensure there are tons of fun, hands-on, interactive lessons with little planning! 

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