Novel studies are an engaging way to cover many standards. They are also an effective credit-recovery tool.

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This semester-long novel study was designed by Yolanda Merriman for ninth thru twelfth grade students. It covers all eight ELA standards.  Teacher & student videos included! Click the book pic for resources.

True Grit

by Charles Portis


A must-read for high school students, this novel study crossings into US History and Civil Rights. Click the pic!


by Harper Lee

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This is more an advanced activity than novel study, it involves designing a story and making a movie. Click the pic!

The Illiad

by Homer

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Lexile 1090 (Grades 9-12)

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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

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This novel study is truly cross-curricular covering ELA, philosophy, and history. The content is dense making it ideal for high school level advanced readers. Click the book pic for resources.

Sophie's World

by Jostein Gaarder

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Introduce students to classic American literature and explore gender equality with this novel study. Click the pic!

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Grade Levels? Other info?

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by Michael Northrup