NOVEL TIES


- Provide questions and activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy to help develop improved understanding, appreciation, and literary skills

- Contains sections dedicated to overall reading comprehension, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and post-reading activities

- Can be used with reading groups or as an enrichment

- Not all Novel-Ties contain the same sections – sometimes sections vary from title to title
* Book Synopsis: Includes a 1-2 page book synopsis, which provides the basic storyline. The synopsis provides just enough information without giving away a majority of the story and important details.

* Pre-Reading Questions and Activities: Provide a starting point for beginning each book. Cross curricular activities are also included, which allow teachers to use the book in multiple subject areas as well as cooperative learning activity which allows students to work in groups in order to discuss and prepare for reading.

* Chapter by Chapter Exercises: Each exercise begins with a vocabulary activity, followed by comprehension questions, questions for discussion, and a writing activity.

* Additional areas included for some chapters: Including art games, crossword puzzles, language studies, and literary devices.

* Cloze Activity: The cloze activity is either a passage taken from the book or a book synopsis that is missing some words. By having students fill in the blanks with their own words, they can compare their words with the actual ones written or create their own unique book summary.

* Post-Reading Activities: This page includes numerous activities that will make students think more about the book as well as question things they might never have before reading the book.

* List of book suggestions for further reading: List of suggestions for further reading is provided. This list provides teachers with more books as well as other titles by the same author that might be of interest to students.






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