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The Breadwinner Novel Teaching Ideas

The Breadwinner

If you haven’t read The Breadwinner novel, then you are in for a rare treat. This heartwarming story follows Parvana who lives in Afghanistan where the Taliban have recently taken over the country. They have taken away all women’s rights. Schools for girls are closed. Women lose their jobs. All females including teens must be accompanied …

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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Activities

Hoot Novel Study

Read the touching and hilarious novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.  Roy Eberhardt teams with Beatrice and her brother, Mullet Fingers. They wish to stop Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House Corporation from building a pancake house on a vacant lot. The lot has become home to a group of endangered burrowing owls. The three scheme to prevent the …

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief book tells the story of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson. On the first day of summer, Percy learns that he is half-human, half-god. He is taken to Camp Half-Blood in New York. At camp, Percy learns that his father is Poseidon, the god of the Sea. When Zeus’s master bolt is stolen, Poseidon is blamed. …

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The Beatryce Prophecy Book Activities

The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy is the newest novel by author Kate DiCamillo. The story reads like a fairy tale with evil versus good characters. Introduction to The Beatryce Prophecy When Brother Edik goes to the barn to feed Answelica, he finds a child curled up next to the goat holding onto its ears. Brother Edik picks up the …

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The Tiger Rising Book Activities

The Tiger Rising

  Are you looking for a great novel to read with your students? The Tiger Rising is one your students will love. Like all of Kate DiCamillo’s novels, this one has rich characters and an interesting story plot. In the novel, twelve-year-old Rob walks through the woods near his Florida home, he stumbles upon a …

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Fever 1793 Activities for Novel

Fever 1793

Fever 1793 is a fantastic historical novel. Amazon ranks it as a #1 best seller for teens for the United States Colonial & Revolutionary Period. With a 4.6 star rating with nearly 4,000 votes, many agree. Check out these great Fever 1793 activities. Fever 1793 Book Summary The story begins with an omen of the …

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When Stars are Scattered Activities

When Stars are Scattered

If you want a great introduction to graphic novels, try When Stars are Scattered. This remarkable book was co-written by Omar Mohamed, whose story is told, and Victoria Jamieson, well-known author of the Newbery Honor Award Winner Roller Girl.  When Stars are Scattered Book Summary The story begins with the narrator (Omar) and his younger brother (Hassan) …

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