Digital Activities for Any Novel or Short Story – Distance Learning


These Digital Activities for Any Novel or Short Story are ideal for middle school and high school students, and this resource is optimized for digital learning, distance learning, and Google Classroom. SMARTePlans teaching units run on the Google platform. Digital sentence combing bell-ringers for remote learning!

This SMARTePlans novel teaching resource is a completely paperless way to teach a novel unit! Great for a class novel study or for independent reading projects, this resource includes activities for before, during, and after reading the novel.

This is a versatile teaching resource includes 40 different, usable Google slides that can be tailored to your needs.


– Novel Introduction Notes

– Pre Reading Predictions

– Design a New Cover

– Vocabulary Words, Definitions, & Activities

– Making Inferences

– Charting the Theme

– Multiple Plot Organizers

– Character Analysis

– Figurative Language

– 7 Writing Prompts

– 4 Rubrics

This Resource is CUSTOMIZABLE!

Many of the graphic organizers include the directions in text boxes within the Google Slide document. Teachers can easily modify the directions to fit individual needs.


Students can copy and paste individual slides to create documents for multiple characters. This is ideal for collaboration. The ideas are endless!

This SMARTePlans resource includes a link to a Google Slides document.

SMARTePlans are digital, Google-based, interactive lessons for the technology-driven classroom.

Use SMARTePlans with:


– Laptops

– Desktops

– Tablets

– Smartphones

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