The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday is a coming-of-age, sci-fantasy novel targeting 7th - 10th graders. The novel was written specifically for Common Core. A Literacy Study was created, coinciding with the release of the novel. This study ties Common Core standards to a Compare and Contrast Structure. The 12, fifty minute lessons incorporate collaborative learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. "I can..." statements and objectives link the novel to Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as well as a number of nonfiction articles. Resources including handouts, graphic organizers, and reflection activities are also included.
This is a SAMPLE. This includes the first three chapters of the novel as well as a sample lesson and resources.