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Literature & Novel Teacher & Study Guide Resources At Teacher's Pet Publications

 

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LitPlans

LitPlans provide everything you need for teaching a work of literature. They have step-by-step daily lessons with all the supporting resources you'll need as a foundation for a solid novel unit. LitPlan novel lesson plans include short answer study questions, multiple choice quizzes, discussion questions, vocabulary worksheets, reading and writing assignments, group and individual activities, 5 different mix-and-match unit tests, review materials, bulletin board ideas, and more!

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Puzzle Packs

Puzzle Packs are a great addition to any novel unit! They provide fun materials like crossword puzzles, word searches, and bingo games as well as matching, fill in the blank, and magic square worksheets that can be used for reviewing important characters, symbols, vocabulary, etc. at the end of your novel study. The worksheets also can be used as alternate test parts--and they're great to have on hand as easy activities for substitute teachers to use, too! 

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Q&A Presentations


Add A Visual Element To Your Novel Study! We put the LitPlan short answer, multiple choice, and discussion questions into a slide presentation to help you add variety to your literature lesson plans and to help your visual learners. Slides are arranged in both QQQAAA and QAQAQA formats so you can choose the style that fits your lesson plans. QQQAAA is great for giving quizzes whereas QAQAQA is better for checking quizzes or discussing the short answer questions.

 

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Combo Packs

Complete Resources For Your Novel Unit! Preparing resources for teaching literature is super time-consuming. Our Combo Packs give you an awesome foundation for your novel unit. They each include the complete LitPlan, Puzzle Pack, and Q&A Presentation for one novel, all designed to work together to help students recognize and learn key elements in the story. With Combo Packs from Teacher's Pet Publications you can enjoy big savings over buying each product individually--and have everything you need for your novel study in one place!

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Novel Unit Tests

Sometimes all you need is a test. Maybe your test has been used too many times. Maybe you need to give a make-up test. Maybe it's late and you're just too worn out to stay up and make one of your own. (We've all been there!) Our Literature Unit Tests have multiple parts--matching, short answer, multiple choice, composition/essay, and vocabulary. Sometimes there is a quotations section as well. They're made so you can use any or all of the parts. When you need a good unit test that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, this is it!

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Common Core Approach To Teaching Literature

This series offers literature lesson plans and activities rooted in the Common Core standards. They focus on reading comprehension, analyzing passages, character exploration, figurative language, elements of fiction & literary devices, meaning and inferences, and writing activities.  Grade-appropriate CCSS are specified for each lesson. Lesson plans with objectives and activity directions are included. Reproducible student materials, worksheets, and discussion guides are included in the teacher's guide. Answer keys/discussion guides are also included. There are no traditional tests or vocabulary worksheets.

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Dual Language Packs

Dual Language Packs put Spanish translations next to the English for the study questions, multiple choice quizzes, vocabulary, and tests taken from the LitPlans. They can be used to include your Spanish-speaking students in your regular class novel study!

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DramaWorks Guides

DramaWorks Guides include lesson plans and hands-on activities for a dynamic approach to teaching plays--plus there are a lot of teacher notes pointing out important elements and ideas you should convey to your students. DramaWorks Guides are designed to give teachers a working understanding of the play, give teachers a high level of comfort in making interesting and informative presentations to students, provide teachers with a variety of activities that can be done in class and/or at home, and create an interactive classroom with informative discussions and active student participation in projects and activities.

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Literature Lessons

This series of student study workbooks helps students remember key elements and encourages critical reading and critical thinking. Writing assignments and review materials are also provided. Each section of materials covers a section of the book with vocabulary, a fill in the blanks worksheet, a multiple choice (comprehension) quiz, critical thinking questions, a writing assignment, and a crossword review.

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AP Literature Units

These Literature Teaching Units help prepare your students for the AP Literature Exam. They provide questions like the AP Exam would ask and then explain the correct answers, providing the rationale as to why each correct answer is the best choice. Each AP Literature Unit has questions related to a particular work of literature, so you can help prepare your students for the AP Exam while you are studying the required works of literature in your regular curriculum.

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Activity Packs: Activities To Supplement Your Novel Unit

Each Activity Pack includes several activities for each section of the book, focusing on the elements of fiction and reading/writing/thinking skills that the particular work most lends itself to. If you already have study questions and tests but are looking for some engaging activities to use throughout your novel study, Activity Packs are a good choice for you!

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Prestwick House Teaching Units

You know the old saying, "So many books, so little time"? There are a lot of books we just haven't been able to get to, to write LitPlans for. Although the Prestwick House Teaching Units are not as complete as our LitPlans, they have good materials including study questions, discussion questions, vocabulary words & definitions, a test, and a few activities. With over 300 titles available, these literature resources will give you some good quality materials to use for some books that are hard to find resources for, as well as most classic titles.

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Reader Response Journals

These Response Journals provide several writing prompts for each section of the literary work. They are designed to help your students explore key ideas and elements from the story, support their answers with textual evidence, and practice using many different forms of writing. Cover your writing standards requirements while also covering required reading! Response Journals provide a structured writing element to include in your novel lesson plans. You can use all the questions or pick and choose what most suits your needs. They make good essay questions for tests and excellent discussion questions as well!

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Multiple Critical Perspectives

Each Multiple Critical Perspectives literature guide explores a work of literature from three different viewpoints. The viewpoints may include Feminism, Marxism, New Historicism, Formalism, Mythology, or Psychoanalysis (Freudian). Each viewpoint includes notes, essential questions, three activities, questions for discussion, and writing assignments. Not everyone looks at life from the same viewpoint; stretch your students' minds by having them consider other viewpoints in your novel study.

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Power Presentations

Screens are a part of how people absorb information now, so it makes sense to incorporate multi-media elements in your literature lesson plans. Power Presentations provide a quick and easy way to do that. With a variety of kinds of presentations and topics available, Power Presentations will help your students enjoy being engaged in learning.

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Instant Short Story Packs

Whether you're looking for a short story to pair with the novel you're teaching, or you need a 2- to 3-day sub plan to use with the stories in your textbooks, Prestwick House Instant Short Story Packs go beyond basic comprehension to help students learn how to analyze literature. Each downloadable pack addresses key skills through 5-10 standards-based analysis questions by guiding students through a series of scaffolding graphic organizers and in-class activities. 

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Levels of Understanding

Teach your students the skills to critically evaluate literature and have them develop the knowledge and habits required by the Common Core State Standards with Prestwick House's Levels of Understanding.  These guides allow you to put Bloom's taxonomy into full practice in your classroom. They contains units comprised of five types of questions, from the lowest level of Bloom's hierarchy of skills to the highest.

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Vocabulary From Literature

Help your students better understand the words they encounter in your novel unit with this skills-based vocabulary study related directly to the novel. Instead of simply copying dictionary definitions, your students will understand words in context, grasp elusive shades of meaning, and develop greater interest in classic literature. Vocabulary From Literature guides are ready-to-use, title-specific, and downloadable in the PDF format.

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Novel Study Flip Books

Flip Books put essential story information at students' fingertips, and making the flip books helps to impress those important elements into memory. If you're looking for a fun, practical, and useful activity to do with your students, consider Flip Books. Students love making them and learn while they're doing it! This activity breaks the monotony of reading and answering questions, isn't as cumbersome as an essay or research project, and gives students a great study aid! 

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Lit Links Literature Guides

Specifically designed to enable students to develop important reading skills, Lit Links guides from On The Mark Press contain numerous creative and cross-curricular activities for increasing students' competency in reading. This guide seeks to strengthen reading comprehension with reproducible chapter-by-chapter questions, comprehension questions, and more - complete with an answer key for educators. Also includes an author bio and story synopsis. 

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Great Works Instructional Guides For Literature 

From Shell Education/Teacher Created Materials, these novel guides are packed with cross-curricular activities and tools to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. Grades K-12

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Literature Kits from Classroom Complete Press

Literature Kit novel study guides have ready-made educational lesson plans that test student comprehension and challenge students to think deeper about a novel. LitKit titles range from award-winners to literary classics for grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12.

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Movie Version Guides

These great little guides give a highly detailed account of what is in the book versus what is in the movie. With chapter-by-chapter comparisons and explanations, they are a great addition to your resources, giving you a complete guide as to what to look for when grading any "compare the book to the movie" essays.

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Novel Unit Teacher Guides

Novel Unit Teacher Guides have a series of reproducible worksheets for students to complete as activities, including study questions, vocabulary, and graphic organizers which help students analyze the story elements.

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Novel Unit Student Packs

Novel Unit Student Packs have a series of reproducible worksheets for students to complete as activities, including study questions, vocabulary, and graphic organizers which help students analyze the story elements. Materials in the student packs are completely different from the Novel Unit Teacher Guides.

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Standards Based End-of-Book Tests

Each of the questions on these standards-based tests are labeled with the skill/standard keywords that the questions fulfill. Most of the tests are 20 multiple choice questions. Some tests for smaller books have fewer questions.

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Rigorous Reading Guides from Teacher Created Resources

Maximize your students’ reading experience by providing activities that foster comprehension and reinforce understanding of literary elements. Activities for each section allow students to process portions of the novel through individual and collaborative exercises that encourage close reading. Suggestions for maintaining Interactive Novel Logs provide students with additional ways to reflect and connect personally with the novel. Students have the opportunity to synthesize their ideas through a variety of post-reading activities. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 

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Teacher Created Resources Literature Guides

These resources are filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book and present an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! They include sample lesson plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating and extending the novel.

 

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Reading Literature

Every story and poem in the Reading Literature series is annotated with important information: definitions for tough vocabulary words, interpretations of difficult passages, explanations of unfamiliar allusions, and more.  Multiple short-answer questions for every story and poem require students to analyze literary elements — not merely list plot points. All of these questions help your students achieve the high levels of reading proficiency the Common Core State Standards demand, and every question in the Teacher's Edition is labeled with the standard it covers.

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Reading Informational Texts

Finding and teaching nonfiction passages from history, science, and other sources can be a challenge — even for seasoned teachers — but the annotated passages in Reading Informational Texts help both teachers and students by revealing rhetorical techniques, explaining historical context, and clarifying logical arguments. 

Each book adds challenging nonfiction passages to your curriculum and contains several nonfiction selections drawn from multiple subject areas, including law, history, science, and politics chosen to align with the rigorous guidelines of the Common Core for reading informational texts. 

Every text includes a detailed justification of the passages selection, with notes on quantitative and qualitative measures of text difficulty, detailed annotations to clarify text meaning, and short answer questions tied to each requirement of the Common Core for reading informational texts.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Preparation for State Reading Assessments! With 35 short nonfiction passages based on popular subjects, your students will be confident in their reading comprehension abilities thanks to Preparation for State Reading Assessments.

How does this series benefit your students?

- Regular practice makes students familiar with test questions
- Each unit works perfectly as a warm up, class activity, or a homework assignment
- Practice questions are designed to help students get higher test scores based on the most popular test formats
- Fascinating nonfiction subjects keep students interested

Plenty of opportunities for leading class discussion and teaching tips and tricks make exposing your students to reading comprehension practice effortless.

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Okay, so we know it isn't novel-related, but we get a lot of requests for a really good, basic grammar program. This one works really well, and it is downloadable!