Category: Lesson Plans

Masque of the Red Death: Study Questions from Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death: Study Questions from Bethany Griffin

Earlier this week, we shared a guest blog from Masque of the Red Death author Bethany Griffin, discussing the use of YA lit alongside the classics in the classroom. Tomorrow, we’ll share our ideas on using Bethany’s Edgar Allan Poe-inspired novel in the classroom — but for now, here are Bethany’s study questions for the […]

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Curse Workers series by Holly Black: Reading Group Guides

Curse Workers series by Holly Black: Reading Group Guides

We’re big fans of Holly Black’s Curse Workers series here at Novel Novice, and since we LOVE tying in YA books with education whenever possible, we’re also big fans of Simon & Schuster’s reading group guides for the first two books in the series. Here’s a look at what you’ll find in both guides: Reading […]

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Top 7 Tips for Teaching The Hunger Games

Top 7 Tips for Teaching The Hunger Games

Since we like to focus on using YA books in the classroom whenever possible here at Novel Novice, it should come as no surprise that we often hear from teachers looking to incorporate The Hunger Games into their curriculum. Earlier this week, we shared our study guide questions for the book & some other classroom activities. […]

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The Hunger Games: Study Guide Questions, Chapters 1-27

The Hunger Games: Study Guide Questions, Chapters 1-27

Ever since we posted our study questions for the first seven chapters of The Hunger Games, we’ve had eager teachers begging us for more. Well, first let me direct your attention to the website Hunger Games Lessons, which has fully-fleshed out lesson plans available for all three books in the series. The site is run […]

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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Resources for Educators

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Resources for Educators

One of the cool parts of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is that it’s been used in classrooms for years as inspiration for writing prompts — with teachers inviting kids to write their own stories based on the illustrations. Now, with the release of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Houghton Mifflin has put together a […]

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The Jewel & the Key by Louise Spiegler Classroom Guide

The Jewel & the Key by Louise Spiegler Classroom Guide

Because it weaves in historical fiction with other literary elements, The Jewel & the Key is the perfect type of YA book to bring into the classroom. And lucky for us, author Louise Spiegler is a teacher herself — and already had some ideas! She’s been putting together a classroom guide that will eventually find […]

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Abandon by Meg Cabot: Classroom Ideas

Abandon by Meg Cabot: Classroom Ideas

All this week we’ve been featuring Abandon by Meg Cabot, the first book in her new paranormal trilogy. There are so many things we love about this book (great characters, eerie happenings, romance, intrigue, etc.) — but something we’re really keen about is the fact that Cabot draws so much influence from topics perfect for […]

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Jane Eyre: Classroom Tools for Students & Teachers

Jane Eyre: Classroom Tools for Students & Teachers

Though we tend to focus on new YA literature here at Novel Novice, we also can’t help but bring things back to the classics from time to time. With the upcoming new movie adaptation of Jane Eyre, this is the perfect time to talk about Charlotte Bronte’s novel. We recently told you about an AMAZING […]

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Prom & Prejudice: Lesson Plans, Essay & Project Ideas

Prom & Prejudice: Lesson Plans, Essay & Project Ideas

One of the things we love most about Elizabeth Eulberg’s Prom & Prejudice is that it offers countless opportunities to further explore Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. And since Austen’s novel is such a staple in so many English classrooms, here’s a perfect opportunity to relate a new, contemporary novel to your school work. We’ve […]

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Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott: Study Guide

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott: Study Guide

Yesterday, we brought you our review of Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott. And if you check out this book for yourself, we have some good news. You can delve deeper into the story and have the perfect excuse to use it for homework using Inara’s handy study guide! Many thanks to Inara for […]

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