THE NOVEL LEARNING SERIES
Available now ▪ Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group ▪ Ages 12 and up
Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks creates the brand new NOVEL LEARNING SERIES to assist teachers in aligning to the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core Standards and help teens prepare for college entrance exams.
Story: We know that teens don’t like to be told what to read or how to prepare for exams. When it comes to both reading and prepping for national tests, many teens groan over both. We do know, though, that when kids like what they’re reading, they’re more likely to have reading and writing success. They need
to be moved by a book and its characters.
With over 80 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Nicholas Sparks is a household name to a generation of teens who have grown up devouring his books and eagerly seeing his films upon release. With accessible language, emotionally resonant storytelling, and compelling moral questions, his books make excellent reading choices for both struggling and advanced teen readers.
Perhaps you'll hear Nicholas Sparks talking about his work and this series when he delivers the keynote at this year's National Council of Teachers of English conference (November 18, Las Vegas)? If not, take a peek at this video:
"The Novel Learning Series ... goes far beyond regular study guides or Cliff's Notes type of stuff. It encourages students to think on a deeper level thematically and analytically, not just in terms of plot memorization and obvious interpretations. It guides them toward asking the right types of questions, which is much more important than finding oversimplified answers."
-- Steve McGill, English teacher, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC
By using relatable, high interest high school level novels, the NOVEL LEARNING SERIES can help English teachers overcome their first big obstacle with students—getting them to read. The series can also add value and help teachers with their second hurdle—teaching students ELA skills.
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