Olive's Ocean Novel Study contains standards based research projects, writing assignments, vocabulary suggestions, small group work, and many other activities! It engages students by using multiple intelligence-from film and music correlations to geography and real world connections. This study works well with fifth graders through high school students. The book by Kevin Henkes takes Olive through her summer vacation after just being visited by the mother of a student in her class that was killed in an accident. This novel is very relatable to students and deals with themes of popularity, coming of age, relationships, death, and many more!