There are lots of resources on the site for a variety of class novels. They cover novels suitable for different age groups throughout the school. The resources include teacher guides, literacy exercises, quizzes, wordsearches, vocabulary flashcards, comprehension questions, chapter-by-chapter questions and lots more. There are also suggestions of novels suitable for study in different classes in the primary school – these were suggested by teachers on the site.

Many of the resources are free resources shared by teachers through the site, while others are available for Members of the site to download. There are hundreds of pages of resources listed below:

Taking the Cat’s Way Home” by Jan Mark is a novel for roughly 1st/2nd class. It tells the story of Jane and her cat Furlong. There’s a resource pack on the site consisting of 160 pages of resources including a Teacher Guide, vocabulary flashcards, sequencing activities, facts about cats and lots more. This resource pack is HERE

The Giggler Treatment” by Roddy Doyle is a novel for 3rd/4th class. It tells the story of Mr. Mack’s dog Rover who sells his own poo to the Gigglers, small creatures who take unexpected revenge on any adults who are perceived as treating children unfairly. This resource pack contains chapter-by-chapter worksheets containing comprehension questions, questions on vocabulary in the novel and questions based on incidents in the book. The pack has 54 pages of resources. This resource pack is HERE

Tom Crean’s Rabbit” By Meredith Hooper and Bert Kitchen is a picture book for probably Senior Infants/1st/2nd class. It tells a true story from Scott’s last voyage to Antarctica in 1910 on the ship called “Terra Nova”. The story is based on diaries kept by the men on the ship.The resource Pack contains 14 different resources with 100 pages of activities including vocabulary on flashcards, sorting activities, story sequencing, sorting activities and others. This resource pack is HERE

The Hodgeheg” by Dick King-Smith is a novel for 3rd/4th class. It tells the story of Max the hedgehog and his quest to find the perfect place to cross the busy road in order to get to the Park and enjoy all that is there. However, this is not as easy as it would seem. The resource Pack contains 21 different resources with 84 pages of chapter-by-chapter activities including comprehension questions; questions based on vocabulary in the book; questions based on opinions about incidents in the book; work on proverbs and spoonerisms which occur in the book. This resource pack is HERE

Bill’s New Frock” by Ann Fine is a novel for 2nd/3rd/4th class. It tells the story of a day in the life of Bill Simpson who wakes up one morning to discover that he is a girl and nobody in his life seems to notice. He is forced to go to school in a lovely frilly pink dress which his mother has picked out for him. The resource pack contains 24 different resources with almost 100 pages of chapter-by-chapter activities including comprehension questions; questions based on vocabulary in the book; questions based on opinions about incidents in the book and cloze type sentences. This resource pack is HERE

George Speaks” is a novel for 2nd/3rd/4th class. It is about a baby called George, sister to Laura and son to Mum and Dad. However, George is no ordinary small baby. He does all the usual baby things like sleep a lot, drink milk, wear nappies – however George, very early in life, discovers he can speak.The resource pack contains 16 different resources with 48 pages of chapter-by-chapter activities including comprehension questions; questions based on vocabulary in the book; questions based on opinions about incidents in the book. It also contains sets of peg comprehension activities. This resource pack is HERE

Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown is a short novel for 1st/2nd class. It tells the story of Stanley Lambchop who wakes up one morning to find that a bulletin board has fallen on him during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Because of his size, amazing things begin happening to him. There are two sets of peg comprehension cards based on this novel HERE and HERE

 

Miscellaneous Novel Resources

§ Free List of suggested class novels for Infant Classes HERE

§ Free List of suggested class novels for Rang I/II HERE

§ Free List of suggested class novels for Rang III/IV HERE

§ Free List of suggested class novels for Rang V/VI HERE

§ Table Quiz based on the novel “Wildflower Girl” by Marita Conlon Mc Kenna HERE

§ 34 Things To Do With A Novel HERE

§ Free suggestions For Class Novels from South Dublin County Council Libraries HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on “Bill’s New Frock” by Anne Fine HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo HERE

§ Free Teacher’s Study Guide for “The Butterfly Heart” by Paula Leyden HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on the novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo HERE

§ Free chapter by Chapter questions based on the novel “Russell Troy – Monster Boy” by Bruce Coville HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on the novel “Goodnight Mr. Tom” by Michelle Magorian HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on the novel “Holes” by Louis Sachar HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions on “The BFG” by Roald Dahl HERE

§ Free Book Covers of “Under the Hawthorn Tree” by Marita Conlon Mc Kenna HERE

§ Free Sentence Search based on chapters 4,5,6 of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions on “Kaspar Prince of Cats” by Michael Morpurgo HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions based on “Jimmy and the Banshee” by Dan Kissane HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter questions on “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White HERE

§ Free Trivia Quest on “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White HERE

§ Free Letter from E.B. White, author of “Charlotte’s Web“, explaining where he gets his story ideas from HERE

§ Free Literacy exercises based on chapters 1-4 of “The Ice Man: The Antarctic Adventures of Tom Crean” by Michael Smith HERE

§ Free Literacy exercises based on chapters 5-21 of “The Ice Man: The Antarctic Adventures of Tom Crean” by Michael Smith HERE

§ Free Chapter-by-chapter quiz on “Under the Hawthorn Tree” by Marita Conlon Mc Kenna HERE

§ Literacy exercises on “Faraway Home” by Marilyn Taylor HERE

§ Free Questions and a wordsearch on “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl HERE

§ Wordsearches on “Faraway Home” by Marilyn Taylor HERE, HERE and HERE

§ Quiz on “Rosie’s Quest” by Ann Carroll HERE

§ Free list of activities for pupils to complete based on any class novel HERE

§ Quiz on “Faraway Home” by Marilyn Taylor HERE

§ Literacy exercises on “Faraway Home” by Marilyn Taylor HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE