Amplify ELAโ€™s Novel Guides provide middle school teachers with flexible study guides for the books they most want to teach, some of which are available in the digital Amplify Library. Students focus on the strongest aspect of each novel as they explore and analyze key themes.

As opposed to the complete lessons, these guides provide students with lean, targeted instruction that follows Amplify ELAโ€™s pedagogy as they explore great literature.

The diverse selection of books in this series presents a range of genres and themes, from mystery to nonfiction and from social justice to identity and courage. Students explore classics and contemporary award winners, expand their literacy skills, and discover the rewards that come with close reading compelling texts. The Novel Guides are designed to be used flexibly and offer suggestions for implementation.

All Novel Guides are housed in the Amplify Library as downloadable and printable PDFs. They include student worksheets and instructions for the teacher to guide their students through a close read of a passage, and all the way to the end of a book.

Novel Guides available

๐Ÿ“˜ Full text also available in Amplify Library

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ๐Ÿ“˜

  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London ๐Ÿ“˜

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacioย 

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanha Lai ๐Ÿ“˜

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“˜

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ๐Ÿ“˜

  • Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly, Bahni Turpin, et al. ๐Ÿ“˜

  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle and Edel Rodriguez

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia ๐Ÿ“˜

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago

  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose, Channie Waites, et al.

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

Look for the "Novel Guides" row in the Amplify Library, available for teachers only. Opening a Novel Guide will open a printable PDF in a new tab:ย 

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