Common questions for LitHouse Learning. If you have more questions, email us at info@lithouselearning.com

Do you have a release schedule?

You can see our tentative release schedule here.

Do you have a scope and sequence for the novel studies?

Yes, we do! Click here to see the Scope & Sequence for LitHouse Learning Novel Studies.

What are Level 0 activities?

Our Level 0 novel studies include simple sentence writing activities, hands-on projects, oral comprehension questions, discussion questions, and a lapbook. The writing activities include:

  • Copywork
  • Identifying and rewriting fragments
  • Complete the sentences
  • scrambled sentences
  • combine 2 sentences with a conjunction
  • Edit simple sentences for correct capitalization and punctuation
  • write statements, exclamations, and questions
  • optional dictation

*Level 0 also includes modifications for doing the writing activities orally.

What are Level 1 sentence-level activities?

Our Level 1 Novel Studies and History Writing Workbooks include a variety of sentence-level activities:

  • identifying and rewriting fragments
  • scrambled sentences
  • complete the sentence
  • combine 2 sentences with an appositive
  • combine 2 sentences with a conjunction
  • combine 2 sentences with a subordinating conjunction
  • expand the sentence
  • write different sentence types
  • fill-in-the-blank with the correct subordinating conjunction

What are Level 2 paragraph-level activities?

Our Level 2 Novel Studies & History Writing Workbooks include a variety of paragraph-level writing activities:

  • fill-in-the-blank with the correct transition word
  • combine 3 sentences into 1 sentence
  • improve the topic sentence
  • label the sentences as topic sentence, supporting sentence, or concluding sentence
  • match the details to the correct topic sentence
  • convert the paragraph to an outline
  • revise the paragraph
  • edit the paragraph
  • create a one paragraph outline
  • write first draft of a paragraph, revise it, and edit it

Students will need to utilize the strategies they learned in Level 1 to create interesting paragraphs in Level 2.

Which novel study level should I use?

  • Level 0 is designed for Kindergarten to 2nd grade.
  • Level 1 is designed for 2nd to 5th grade.
  • Level 2 is designed for 4th to 6th grade.
  • Level 3 is designed for 5th to 8th grade.

For further information and help choosing which level to start with, read How to Use LitHouse Learning Novel Studies here.

Can I read the novel aloud to my students?

Yes! You can read the novels aloud or listen to audiobooks. If your student reads it on their own, the adult learning partner should also read the book so you can have discussions about it.

How do we use the history writing workbooks?

First read or watch something related to the topic in the writing activity. Then complete the writing activity!

Our world history writing workbooks have topical writing activities that pair easily popular secular history curricula like Curiosity Chronicles, History Quest, and Story of the World.

You could also pair the topical writing activities with related nonfiction books, online resources, or videos.