ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Home Schooling & Life Experience Education

Any Novel Study Guide

Updated on December 6, 2014

"Any Novel" Novel Study Guide: A Guide For Any Book

Wow, a single study guide that can be used over and over for as many literature pieces that I assign my kids!

The Any Novel Study Guide is a guide geared for grades 6-12 and can be used with ANY novel.

What I like about this also, is that is is set up for the student to work independently.

Now, that is a novel idea!!

What is Include in the Any Novel Study Guide

Any Novel Includes...

* Chapter-by-Chapter exercises

* Vocabulary lessons

* Hands-on Exercises to Analyze Plot, Characters, and Theme

* Writing Exercises

* Alternative Exercises for Kids who Hate Writing!

*Weekly Projects

*All to be completed in a four-week cycle! Analyze eight novels a year easily using this study guide!

Area For Parents In The Any Novel Study Guide

The Parent Guide for the Any Novel Study Guide gives a brief overview on how the program works. It is worth noting that this guide can also be used for your literature, grammar, composition and even art.

It then is separated by weeks and days, giving you a description of what your student will be learning and doing that day.

Lastly, there is a section on 'Suggested Marking Scheme.' These sheets are used if you plan on giving your student a grade.

Sample Pages in the Any Novel Study Guide - The Parent Area

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Introduction on how to us the programInformation on what will be taught and done day by day. It is arranged by weeks.Optional grading chartOptional grading chart for ProjectsOptional grading chart for Compositions
Introduction on how to us the program
Introduction on how to us the program
Information on what will be taught and done day by day. It is arranged by weeks.
Information on what will be taught and done day by day. It is arranged by weeks.
Optional grading chart
Optional grading chart
Optional grading chart for Projects
Optional grading chart for Projects
Optional grading chart for Compositions
Optional grading chart for Compositions

What Can This Guide Do For You

+ It can save you a lot of money

+ It can save you a lot of time

+ It can help your children learn more effectively about the different elements of a novel.

Any Novel Study Guide: Student Part

Easily Scheduled For Your Student(s)

The Any Novel Student guide carries the daily assignment sheets, character sketches, and theme sheets

It is separated by week and day, which gives the student detailed instruction on how to analyze a novel, analyze characters, find the theme, and chart the plot.

Sheila first has the student separate the book so that it can be read in a 3-week period. The fourth week is used for looking at the theme(s) of the book.

It includes the student writing a daily summary (one sentence) for each chapter and vocabulary taken from the text.

The student guide also houses the project to be done on Project Day, Day 5. The student chooses from 5 different options. There is something for any type of student. (It might be good to encourage your student to venture outside their comfort zone once in a while)

More Sample Pages From The Any Novel Study Guide - The Student Area

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Separated by weeks and day.Day 5 is Project DaySample of projects to choose fromCharacter Sketch Sheet
Separated by weeks and day.
Separated by weeks and day.
Day 5 is Project Day
Day 5 is Project Day
Sample of projects to choose from
Sample of projects to choose from
Character Sketch Sheet
Character Sketch Sheet

My Story On Deciding To Use Any Novel, Novel Study Guide

When the school year was coming to an end, I started looking around for next year. I am going to implement more reading for my daughter who will be in 4th grade. Along with her reading, I wanted to find studies to go along with the books she will be reading. But, I did not want full blown studies that you find in study guides. I want her to be more independent in her work, and literature guides usually have too much teacher/parent information...if that makes sense. It would just be too hard for me or her to sift through.

Okay, so as I was searching, I decided I would forget about purchasing guides because 1.) they are too expensive and my goal this year is to spend as little as possible and 2.) well, what I described in the previous paragraph. So I decided I would read ahead and locate the vocabulary and design some questions to go along with the books.

That all sounded good until I bumped into the "Any Novel' Novel Study Guide website. After going through the website, I think this will work. It definitely will save me time. And it has choices for her so she can still work independently. I might not have her do everything there is, because there is a lot, but maybe have her choose one area per book.

Instead of spending lots of $$$, I can have a guide that can be used over and over for under $20!!

Reader Feedback

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Writing4Joy profile image

      Writing4Joy 5 years ago

      Keep up the great work!

      Created in the Image of God!

    • blessedmomto7 profile image

      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      So how did you like using this? It looks interesting. Did you copy it use w/ multiple books? Neat lens.

    • Brookelorren LM profile image

      Brookelorren LM 6 years ago

      This sounds like a great book! I'm not sure that assigning pages will work for my daughter (once she gets into a book, she wants to read the entire thing all at once), but I think that this could be adapted for a lot of things. Giving this an angel blessing.