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Work Books for Novels

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Elijah of Buxton

A Christmas Carol

The Wednesday Wars

A Perfect Gentle Knight

The Tale of Despereaux

The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963

Al Capone Does My Shirts


Janitors Boy

The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe

Maniac Magee

Reading with Curious George

Daniel's Story

James and the 
Giant Peach


Day of Tears

Because of Winn Dixie

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Cross of Lead

Lord of the Flies

Phoenix Rising

Time Cat

On A Canadian Day

The Diary of a 
Young Girl  (Anne Frank)

The Holocaust

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Units by Grade Level Novel Studies,  Lesson Plans, Integrated and Thematic Units listed from Kindergarten to Grade 12

Novels and Literature

Collections of Novel Studies and anthologies grouped by author, themes and subjects.John Anita Yeoman,  S & S Learning materials

Individual Novel Studies

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A wide selection of Work Books for Novels to accompany novels written by many of the world's best children's authors, including many  Newbery Medal  Winners 

Work Books for Reluctant Readers

Work books for the Hank Zipzer novel series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. 
Plus selected novels by Judy Blume, Barbara Robinson and Holly Webb.

Music and Art

Discover the history and development of popular and classical music.  Suitable for both musical and non-musical teachers. Art activities for all grades.

Social Studies & Science

Units on a variety of topics covered in programs for Grades 1-8.

History & Geography

Units and Novel Studies for students in 
Grades 7-10.

Language Arts

A variety of classroom proven materials to teach concepts of grammar,  punctuation, spelling and writing skills.


Units to teach a variety of mathematical concepts. All grades.

Teacher Resources

A variety of units and books for the classroom teacher.


Download FREE Lesson Plans, Novel Studies and Thematic Units.

Home Schooling

A miscellany of resources suitable for Home Educators.


Work Books for Novels are available for the following Literary Award Winners

Newbery Honors and Medal Winners

Heart of a Samurai 
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Elijah of Buxton
The Wednesday Wars
The Winter Room
Tuck Everlasting
Fog Magic
Olive's Ocean
The Tale of Despereaux
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
A Single Shard
Walk Two Moons
The Giver
Missing May
Maniac Magee
Number the Stars
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Jacob Have I Loved
Bridge to Terabithia
Summer of the Swans
The Door in the Wall
Rabbit Hill
Johnny Tremain
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Because of Winn Dixie
The Hundred Penny Box
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
My Brother Sam is Dead
Family Under the Bridge
Charlottes Web
Across Five Aprils
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! -Voices from a Medieval Village

Governor General's Awards (Canada)
Hollow Tree
Awake and Dreaming
The Maestro

Coretta Scott King Award
Day of Tears
The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

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Christmas - Black History - The Holocaust - Halloween - Fantasy etc.
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Primary Music for Fall,  Winter and Spring


Junior Music for Fall,  Winter and Spring 

A series of thematic units based on seasonal music.

Recent Additions 

Work B
ooks for Novels

Jake Drake, Bully Buster  by Andrew Clements
Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Ready, Steady, Read  Sports Stories for Boys
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
Dancing Through the Snow by Jean Little

The Christmas Genie by Dan Gutman
A Brand New Me  by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Lost and Found  by Andrew Clements

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dear Mr Henshaw  by Beverley Cleary
Room One  by Andrew Clements
No Talking  by Andrew Clements
On a Canadian Day  by Rona Arato

Al Capone Shines My Shoes  by Gennifer Choldenko
Dump Trucks and Dogsleds: I'm On My Way Mom!  by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
After Hamelin  by Bill Richardson

Hana's Suitcase  by Karen Levine
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Touching Spirit Bear  by Ben Mikaelson
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  by Mildred D. Taylor
The Cat Ate My Gym Suit  by Paula Danzigger

Teaching Units

Up Beat!
Lords, Knights and Peasants
Life in the Middle Ages
The Holocaust
Now That's a Good Idea!
Junior Music for Spring

A Victorian Christmas
Reading with Ramona  by Beverley Cleary
Reading with Barbara Smucker

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I'm happy with the service and the units I ordered 'Al Capone Does my Shirts' and  'Maniac Magee'. Before ordering, I sent a question via e-mail and I received a prompt response.  This played a part in my decision to order.  Two thumbs up!  -   Virginia P.   Grade 6 Teacher, Amherst, NY

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Checkbook Challenge

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Let's Create An Island
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September Sanity
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