Read a poem with over 3,000 lines? Most students shout, "NO WAY"! Interested in getting students say, "What an awesome story!"? A Novel Advantage™ restores the tale's reputation, and helps students understand the epic. In this day of standards-based learning, this program provides the foundation needed when reading.
A Novel Advantage™ breaks the epic down into easy to use sections that include:
Positioning the Reader
About the Author
Collaborating with the Text
Writing Performance Tasks
Graphic Organizers and Activities
A Novel Advantage™ makes the reading of the epic visible. Applying the learning theories of Lev Vygosky, Howard Gardner, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and other educational theorists, each unit is designed to focus on student-centered learning. Using a framework that Prepares the Learner, Collaborate with the Text, and Amplifying Understanding (PCA), students are able to take the big ideas of the unit and engage in strategies that make their learning evident– allowing the teacher to focus on what really matters– student learning!
A Novel Advantage’s™ Beowulf includes 151 slides, purposefully created to Position the Reader, Collaborate with the Text, and Amplify Understanding which take you into, through and beyond the Anglo-Saxon classic epic.
With A Novel Advantage™, the epic poem simply becomes a great story, well told!