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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. This 133-page Because of Winn-Dixie Novel Study Unit and Literature Guide has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.4.6...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 136-page Common Core Aligned Literature Guide for Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 truly has everything you need - ready-to-go, and fully aligned! Here's what Christina M. said: Wonderful unit! I'm using it with my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$24.95
$19.95
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 158-page Literature Guide for teaching Charlotte's Web has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.3...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Island of the Blue Dolphins 163-page Common Core State Standards Aligned Literature Guide for Scott O'Dell's classic! Aligned to CCSS for grades 5 and 6, this Island of the Blue Dolphins Bundled Lesson Literature Guide is sure to have everything
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Where the Red Fern Grows 155-page Common Core Aligned Literature Guide for includes student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA, the NCTE/IRA National ELA Content Standards in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Cynthia Lord's Rules 123-page Common Core Aligned Literature Guide for teaching this charming and poignant novel in grades 4-5.You can be assured that you are teaching the ELA Common Core Standards for grades 4-5 with this Literature Guide full of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.9, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Over 100 Because of Winn Dixie reading task cards! Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards, designed to accompany your Because of Winn-Dixie unit! Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This product includes 108 versatile Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards designed to accompany your Charlotte's Web unit! Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation. Students can either
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 173-page Out of the Dust Common Core Standards-Based Literature Guide has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RI.5.1...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
A total of 76 versatile Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards designed to accompany your Number the Stars unit!Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation of the text. Students can either
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 77-page Literature Guide for Sarah, Plain and Tall contains ready-to-use activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for third and fourth grades.... just print, and you're ready to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
116 pages of Activities, Lessons, Questions, Quizzes ready-to-go in this complete Literature Guide lesson bundle for Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Written using time-tested best practices for teaching, and aligned with the Common Core State
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
James and the Giant Peach 113-page Literature Guide for Roald Dahl's classic contains ready-to-go worksheets, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA in Reading as well as the NCTE/IRA National ELA
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Shiloh Task Cards for reading! 65 versatile Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards are designed to accompany your Shiloh unit! Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation. Students can
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 98-page Literature Guide for Harriet the Spy is a complete lesson plan bundle containing no-prep handouts, activities, projects, quizzes, tests, and more, aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA, the NCTE/IRA National ELA Content
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
30 versatile Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards are designed to accompany your James and the Giant Peach unit. Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation. Students can either give
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
A total of 99 versatile Where the Red Fern Grows Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards! Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation. Students can either give answers orally in whole-class
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
This 23-page Common Core Reading Companion for Frances E. Ruffin's Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, a Common Core Text Exemplar for Informational/Nonfiction texts for grades 2-3 has been written to focus on time-tested best
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.6...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Harriet the Spy - 83 versatile Common Core Aligned Comprehension and Analysis Task Cards are designed to accompany your Harriet the Spy unit!Questions are differentiated and range from basic recall to analysis and evaluation. Students can either
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1...
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By Simply Novel - Elementary Solutions
Over 200 EDITABLE standard-specific Grade 5 ELA Reading: Literature Common Core Questions! These open-ended question stems can be used with any literary text! Help your students learn to think deeper and more critically about their reading with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.8, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, CCRA.R.1...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In 2004, rookie teacher Kristen Bowers faced mounting pressures to teach an overwhelming list of novels, plays, and poetry, an intimidating catalog of writing requirements, and a mounting number of necessary grammar and vocabulary skills to her 9th and 11th grade English students. The demands were clear; how to go about teaching it all was not. Like many teachers, Mrs. Bowers struggled to find appropriate materials to support her lessons and spent countless hours scraping together, modifying, and refining inadequate, inappropriate, and immature materials to motivate and inspire her students, and at the same time, teach the required proficiencies to address the California English Language Arts Standards on which her students were assessed at the time. Frustrated, she finally decided that if the right materials were going to be available to her and other teachers, she was going to have to make them herself!

In 2005, Mrs. Bowers set to work to create one of the most comprehensive and innovative standards-aligned Literature Guide sets on the market. Joined by a middle school teacher with 21 years of experience, Secondary Solutions began, and eventually matured into a specialized team of intermediate and secondary teachers who developed a set of materials unsurpassed by all others. By 2010, demand for the same high-quality materials for the elementary classroom inspired the development of sister company, Elementary Solutions.

By 2015, both Secondary Solutions and Elementary Solutions had grown as separate entities, both successful in their own right. Originating out of the need for a streamlined operation and a unified solution for all English Language Arts teachers, new parent company Simply Novel was conceived, broadening the vision Mrs. Bowers had sought to produce ten years earlier.

Simply Novel strives to offer teaching materials that are practical, innovative, and of the highest quality. Our materials focus on time-tested, research-based best practices for teaching, while offering extensive and rigorous coverage of the Common Core State Standards to which they are fully aligned, and providing you with a comprehensive set of tools to teach an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of English Language Arts. Our products will allow you to focus on the most important aspects of teaching—the personal, one-on-one, hands-on instruction you enjoy most—the reason you became a teacher in the first place!

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About Our Literature Guides

Our Literature Guides are based on time-tested best practices for teaching, the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and the National Council of Teachers of English English/Language Arts Curriculum. The materials we offer allow you to teach the love and full enjoyment of literature while addressing the essential core concepts upon which your students are assessed.

Simply Novel Literature Guides are designed to be used in their sequential entirety, but can easily be used separately to fit your classroom needs. We have given you more than enough material to assure you that you are teaching your students how to analyze and understand the text, and further, to appreciate the literature, while fully addressing the Common Core State Standards. Most importantly, you now have a variety of valuable materials to choose from, and you are not forced into hours of extra work!

There are several distinct categories within each Simply Novel Literature Guide:

  • Informational/Historical/Cultural Focus: Articles and corresponding questions, lessons, or activities designed to address the exploration and analysis of functional and/or informational materials and the historical and/or cultural aspects of the text. Numerous CCSS Reading: Informational standards are addressed, so no particular standard may be noted.
  • Chapter Questions: Designed for comprehension and general analysis of the text, questions are designed to guide students as they read the text. Questions focus on comprehension and analysis and cover the first three to four levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and/or Webb’s Depth Of Knowledge. These questions are designed to not only make sure students understand what they are reading, but delve into the text with the terminology and rigor of the Common Core. These questions can address many different standards, therefore no particular CCSS number may be indicated.
  • Literature Focus: These lessons and activities directly address the CCSS for Reading: Literature and allow students extensive practice in literary skills and analysis, including determining theme, analyzing the author’s purpose and choices in diction and structure of the text, and articulating direct and indirect nuances of plot, character, setting, and more. Lessons that focus on teaching a particular Literature standard are indicated with “RL” followed by the grade and standard number.
  • Writing Focus: Writing Focus lessons and activities specifically help students improve their writing. Based upon the CCSS for Writing, these lessons prepare students for writing argumentative, narrative, and informational essays and research projects through focused activities designed to help students improve word choice, better their sentence structure, gather supporting evidence, develop their style, integrate transitions, and/or practice general writing skills. Lessons that focus on teaching a particular Writing standard are indicated with “W” followed by the grade and standard number.
  • Language Focus: Language Focus lessons and activities directly address the CCSS for Language. These can range from vocabulary acquisition, to grammar proficiency exercises, to language conventions practice specifically preparing students for testing, while helping them to gain an appreciation of the literature’s language and style. Lessons that focus on teaching a particular Language standard are indicated with “L” followed

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