Novel Study

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to: 

  1. Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  2. Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively.
  3. Manage ideas and information
    • determine inquiry or research requirements
    • follow a plan of inquiry
  4.  Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication 
  5.  Respect, support, and collaborate with others

Specific Outcomes:

  1. Students will produce a body of evidence in response to 2 novels.(see Random Idea Generator)
  2. Students will internalize focus questions.
  3. Students will infuse ICT outcomes.
  4. Students will produce one “Outside the Box” response.
  5. Students will write a 5 Paragraph Argumentative Essay Exam in response to a teacher selected focus question.
  6. Students will improve their “TIC” (Technique, Insight, Communication)

Learning Activities and Strategies: 

  • Group A: JP, BC, AP, JB, BG
  • Group B: JC, CA, MM, CM, APr
  • Group C: AN, JPo, MP, TS, SdJ
  • Group D: NC, KW, CS, JM, SG
  • Group E: DL, BR, OH, KY

Students will plan a reading/response strategy. 

  • select 2 texts
  • select focus questions
  • map out a response/reading plan to produce a body of evidence
  • determine their “Outside the Box” activity. 
  • must be approved by a group leader and teacher.

Resources and Materials:

  • Of Mice and Men
  • Why Shoot the Teacher
  • The Education of Little Tree
  • Never Cry Wolf
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Chrysalids 


  • 25% Group Process
  • 25% Body of Evidence
  • 25% “Outside the Box”
  • 25% Exam


  • 3 weeks


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