Novel study packet features questions from each chapter varying in levels of complexity from comprehension, to inference, analysis and synthesis. Students practice these reading skills as well as summarizing, making personal and real world connections, predicting and applying their understanding to real world. Each question indicates the type of skill students are applying. This transparency allows students to practice meta-cognition, awareness of their own thinking, and teachers to assess the types of thinking or comprehension with which students may be struggling. The packet is divided into 5 sections, each section composed of several chapters. Each question has a point value depending on the level of difficulty, and each section total 20 - 25 points. Obviously, a teacher may or may not choose to utilize this point system. Final project/wrap up activities are included, as is the answer key.