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The Hunger Games – Utopian / Dystopian

The Hunger Games – Utopian / Dystopian

One of the most compelling elements of The Hunger Games is the intricate and detailed world building that Collins meticulously undertook in the construction of her novel. The Hunger Games is conducive to starting great conversations in the classroom concerning rights and the role of government. Before starting the novel, I had my students watch […]

Posted October 29, 2010 by in Classroom Ideas, Educational Content / 3 Comments
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The Outsiders – Character Sketches

The Outsiders – Character Sketches

Here at Novel Novice we’re big supporters of using popular and enriching YA literature in the classroom. Under our classroom tab, you can find many unit plans designed by staff members and lessons design by teachers who frequent the site. In this tradition, we will be hosting two new weekly columns here at Novel Novice. I […]

Posted October 25, 2010 by in Classroom Ideas, Educational Content / 6 Comments
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Mockingjay: Projects and prompts for fans and teachers

Mockingjay: Projects and prompts for fans and teachers

Tomorrow’s the big day! Are you excited? Going to a midnight release?! Once you’ve calmed down a bit, you can put your creative energies to good use with our essay prompts and project ideas. Teachers — feel free to use any of these! (But if you do, let us know so we can feature your work!) […]

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Beautiful Creatures & YA Lit Alternative Assessment Choices

Beautiful Creatures & YA Lit Alternative Assessment Choices

Earlier this week, we introduced you to an awesome teacher who’s using Beautiful Creatures in her classroom. In fact, here’s a photo of her — Adrien Alsobrook — with authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl: Today, Adrien was kind enough to share some of her classroom tools for teaching Beautiful Creatures and other YA books. […]

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The Outsiders – Activities and Educational Links

Below you will find educational links to a variety of activities surrounding S. E Hinton’s The Outsiders. Project Based Assessments for The Outsiders (including soundtrack, diorama, and yearbook projects. Sounds a lot like our Twilight unit!) Introduction Activity focusing on characterization. Teaching the history behind The Outsiders. The Outsiders Relay Activity Learning through Music : […]

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Night Lesson Plan and Activities

Click below for a list of Night lesson plans and educational activities: Lessons on historical background of novel. Lesson concerning compassion and courage – Night lessons geared towards 10-11th grade students. Night Pre-reading Activities Night chapter quizzes and powerpoints. Lessons and Activities geared towards Middle School Students Lesson plans surrounding informational texts and the Holocaust. […]

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A Christmas Carol – Activities and Educational Links

Below you will find a link of educational activities surrounding A Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol Webquest based on characterization. Characterization activities focused on ghosts. Created Christmas Carol Wreaths Christmas Carol Web quests Information on a Victorian Christmas Writing Activity for a Christmas Carol Information on Dickens and Christmas Great on-line game- Surviving Dickens London

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