The Novel Companion is the advanced level of the interactive reading workbooks, Read and Write. Students will study six novels, autobiographies, and plays as they complete the Novel Companion workbook. The titles represent well-known and much loved literature both from the literary cannon and from award-winning modern works. They challenge advanced students by offering readabilities that are at grade level or one grade above level. The workbook also explains two methods of note taking.
The Novel Companion workbook does not include the full text of the novels (and the other longer works). The workbook does include numerous excerpts from the novels. These excerpts allow students to do close readings of the text as they study key aspects of the novel.
The Teacher Guide includes an answer key and other teacher features.