This independent novel study includes a variety of activities and is useful for ANY book or novel study. This novel study project is also suitable for a variety of levels.
- Reading log
- Reflection questions
- Four activities
- Editable rubrics
Due to the fact that each of the activiti
Teach literary terms with ANY novel. This is an 11 day unit with all lessons and handouts ready-to-go! Students will learn 24 literary terms while reading their own, independently chosen novel over the course of 11 days. The Independent Novel Unit is great anytime during the year for middle school c
This 14 page document contains everything you'll need to assign an independent novel and final project for your students. The project works with any novel and is differentiated by process, content, ability, and interest. In this assignment, students read a novel geared to their interest and abilit
Teach parts of speech with ANY novel using this BUNDLE. Make grammar fun with this independent novel unit bundle where students will learn the parts of speech while reading an independently selected novel. This unit includes ready-to-use lessons to teach the parts of speech in a fully editable, Powe
This 100 point independent novel study comes complete with activities for literature analysis, vocabulary analysis, character analysis, literature small-group discussion, plot mapping, and choices for an alternative book report. Just insert the novel, plug, and play!
Included are explana
Are your students tired of reading material that you assign? My students LOVE the flexibility of this unit and project. It requires them to use higher-level thinking skills and creativity!
This comprehensive product can be used with ANY novel. The product contains the following:
This is a comprehensive Book Report assignment perfect for high school English classes. It includes instructions for students and a rubric. The assignment topics include introduction, plot, character, theme, setting, language use, personal reactions, and conclusion.
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In this 11 page package you will find everything you need to assign an independent novel study to your secondary English class. This project suits any novel and can easily be modified for any class. This novel project is divided into two parts: a set of four reader response journals and one formal
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This set of materials is everything you need for your students to complete an independent novel study, or student-monitored literature circle, of Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli! The activities and questioning in the study are student-centered, and promote higher order thinking through analyzing and ev
This novel study assessment is great for students who have read independent novels or as an assessment of a required text. Students choose from a variety of activities ranging in levels of thinking and learning styles.
This is an Independent Novel Study for students to write about their personal choice novels in English class.
It was designed for lower level learners or students who have difficulty reading classroom novels.
Broken down into 4 areas: Summary of the Novel, Setting, Conflict Types, and Character's
This nine-week unit includes detailed plans for reading, comprehension questions that incorporate higher-level thinking, vocabulary to be defined (in context of the novel), authentic product choices for each week, 3 culminating assessment options with corresponding rubric, and a Socratic seminar wit
Can be used for an independent novel study, or you can use with pre-selected books (just change cover page). I have used this every year in my Grade 9 English classroom.
- daily reading record
- how to do dialectical journals (having to do 6 types)
-options for written and art (creat
This resource is a novel study based on the story by Megan McDonald - Judy Moody Declares Independence. It has many activities and comprehension skills that will make your students to enjoy reading this lovely book. You get 43 pages of students printable worksheets and activities and 10 pages of ans
This independent novel study unit can be used with ANY book or novel, and covers every single one of the prescribed learning outcomes for grades 4, 5, and 6. Most of the activities in this package can be adapted for younger grades, too -- I use them all the time with my grade three students! The p
This product was designed as an independent novel study for The Secret Soldier by Ann McGovern. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and an activity to go with each chapter. Each chapter was created to only take a class period to complete. Some activities included are comprehension
Teach parts of speech with ANY novel! Make grammar fun with this independent novel unit where students will learn the parts of speech while reading an independently selected novel. This unit includes ready-to-use lessons to teach the parts of speech in a fully editable, PowerPoint form. Each day's l
Use the unit for students reading individual novels. Great for home schooling, students who are going to be away for an extended period. Focus on all story elements: Setting, plot, characters, quotations, etc.
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Independent Novel Study
This is a novel project to use with your students, even if they are all reading different novels. The possibilities are endless in how to use this package! I have often used this when students are doing literature circles or book clubs.
This package includes:
- 6 plot assi
Give your each of your students the choice of novel to read for a novel study and still have organized work periods. This individual novel study has students reading their own novel and completing independent activities and a small group novel talk. Great unit for getting your students creative juic
How Does Change Influence and/or Affect the Characters in the Stories We Read?
As an extension of our Language Arts Literacy Lessons, Independent Novel Studies will be required this year. There are a number of components to the study, which you will be required to complete. There are basically FOU
This independent novel study is most appropriate for students in Grade 9 and 12.
Part A: Plot Summary
Part B: Themes
Part C: Character Development
Part D: Literary Essay (Themes and prompting questions for literary essay provided).
Part E: Presentation
**Rubrics included for written portion an
This product was designed as an independent novel study for Socks by Beverly Cleary. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and activities to go with each chapter. Some activities included are comprehension questions that require higher level thinking, character analysis activities, c
Finally, a novel unit that works with ANY NOVEL! Whether your students are all reading the same novel or every student is reading a different novel, you can use this unit in your classroom. Also, because this unit works with any novel, you can use it with multiple different classes, grade levels, an
This novel study provides activities and worksheets for 10 novels, one per month. The activities and worksheets alternate between French one month and English the next. By the end of the school year, students will have read five novels in English and five in French. It includes a variety of activiti
This is a great assignment to use at any time of the year. The students get to pick a book that they are interested in, and enjoy reading, at their own level and then complete this book talk as a final assessment. I have sustained reading time in my class daily, and use this as an assessment to keep
This product was designed as an independent novel study for Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and activities to go with each chapter. Some activities included are comprehension questions that require higher level thinking, character analysi
This lesson plan for an independent novel assignment supports close reading, critical thinking and making connections to relevant social issues. The suggested list by American authors covers a range of interests and provides a variety of insights into the human condition. These books work best with
Included are 4 book report projects. They all include rubrics and total 100 points. I gave my students a choice of the project they wanted to do. You can do it that way - or you can assign them at different times and make these projects last all year! These projects are fun and creative - not your n
For project based learning/Independent Reading Study. Students complete a variety of activities as they study a novel, independently or with a class. Activities include character, theme, plot, setting and other activities; a creative project, within a creative project. Students in my 7th and 8th gra
Tired of having your students do boring novel studies? Want them to be excited about reading a novel? Want them discussing their books in depth and dissecting them like pros? This unit includes the titles of 36 novels that would be appropriate for upper level
English students to read, discuss, w
This product was designed as an independent novel study for On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and an activity to go with each chapter. Each chapter was created to only take a class period to complete. Some activities included are comprehension q
This is a list of novels, differentiated by theme, for a senior academic class. Originally designed for the Ontario ENG4U and ENG3U courses, there are some Canadian and Ontario authors included in the list; however, the list is representative of voices and issues across countries and cultures. It
This self-guided literature study challenges students to look at a novel of their choice through a variety of critical perspectives (formalist, historical, archetypal, philosophical, etc.). I usually assign this study at the beginning of a quarter so they have almost 9 weeks to read and analyze thei
I use this for Independent Novel Studies. This is a great tool I have used for years. Students are asked to record vocabulary terms they come across they are unfamiliar with, significant quotes, chapter summary's in 5-6 sentences, conflicts, connections, questions they may have and more.
This independent novel study requires students to read Elie Wiesel's memoir Night and apply six specific characterization methods used by authors to Wiesel's development and revelation of characters in his story. After students have learned the characterization methods and applied them to the text,
Here is a final project assignment for an independent novel study. This could be used/altered for any grade or level of student. It's nice as it offers the students choice on what they produce and it allows them to be creative and apply their overall understanding of their novel's themes, characters
This product was designed as an independent novel study for Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and activities to go with each chapter. Some activities included are comprehension questions that require higher level thinking, character analysis activ
This product was designed as an independent novel study for the novel Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe. It was designed for students to read two chapters at a time and includes vocabulary words with their definitions as well as writing activities. Some activities included are comprehension ques
Many classrooms use the literature circle or independent novel study model. This is a student handout to guide students through listening and peer evaluating presentations following the study of multiple novels by individual students.
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Students love this novel study! They choose their own novel, with the basic criterion being that it has been adapted to film. The novel study package comes with three comprehensive charts which scaffold students' understanding of the concept of "adaptation." Their goal is to find difference, and to
This independent novel study is a project based assessment that allows for student choice and creative flexibility. Students read a novel of their choosing and select task cards to complete. The task cards are designed to assess students' reading comprehension of their novel in creative and original
This product was designed as an independent novel study for Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. It includes vocabulary words with their definitions and activities to go with each chapter. Some activities included are comprehension questions that require higher level thinking, story elements, a character
Independent Novel Study. Includes the curriculum expectations covered, the learning goals, success criteria, marking sheet and many differentiated activities. Geared towards grade 7 students however it could be altered to suit the needs of grades 5-9.
I have put all the novel units I created and used during a 4-week small group mystery unit. Each group worked together to read and complete the activities. I met with 1 or 2 groups each day to facilitate and answer general questions, but the activities included are self-directed and students LOVED