This novel unit is intended to check comprehension of and facilitate critical thinking for the novel "High Time for Heroes" Magic Tree House #51 by Mary Pope Osborne. Each lesson in the novel unit covers 2 chapters of the book. Each section contains activities for
*Before Reading (various activities activating schemata to set up main ideas for the coming pages; e.g. the Nile, rock climbing, sequence)
*Words to Know (a glossary of words needed specifically for this text)
*Words to Learn (vocabulary development; students use context from the story to determine meaning then complete a crossword puzzle to reinforce understanding; 8-10 words per section)
*Story Elements (making predictions, plot, historical fiction genre, mood, imagery)
*Comprehension Questions (9-10 questions for each section)
*Remembering the Story (applications of the story elements feature)
There are also two extension activities at the end of novel unit (book review and letter to the author).