This product is perfect for differentiation, cooperative learning, and small group instruction for middle and high school students. This product increases rigor and participation within the classroom and creates a student-centered environment. It includes six different roles for students to complete as they read the chosen or assigned novel (connector, questioner/discussion leader, line-catcher, wordsmith, summarizer, and researcher). Most importantly, there are explicit directions for each role, telling students both what to do and what not to do. Such explicit directions allow the teacher more time to actively support students as they complete their roles instead of having to spend so much time explaining. Furthermore, it comes with a step-by-step direction sheet for students informing them how to successfully read their novel, complete their role, and have effective discussions.