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A Navigator is a collection of questions and activities intended to support group or independent study of a selected novel or picture book. The Navigator series was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary as a language arts resource for teachers and students.

Novel studies should encourage advanced readers to develop their skills at analyzing and interpreting literature through structured questions and activities that highlight themes and concepts, literary elements, and real world connections contained within the books. In addition, novel studies are opportunities for students to develop their own vocabulary and writing skills by exploring and emulating the language and style used by authors.

Now available for purchase through Kendall Hunt under the Navigators Heritage Series tab. Feel free to reference the Kendall Hunt Order Form 

Suggested Grade Levels
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg Grades 1-3
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Grades 1-3
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Chris Van Allsburg Grades 2-3
Memory String  Eve Bunting Grades 2-3
My Daniel Pam Conrad Grade 2-3
Talk About a Family Eloise Greenfield Grades 3-4
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan Grades 3-4
Charlotte's Web E. B. White Grades 3-4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [pdf] (abbreviated version) Roald Dahl Grades 3-5
From the Fixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E.I. Konis Grades 3-5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  J. K. Rowling Grades 3-5
Riding Freedom Pam Muñoz Ryan Grades 4-5
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis Grades 4-5
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle Grades 4-5
The Abracadabra Kid Sid Fleischman Grades 4-5
Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner Grades 4-5
Everything on a Waffle Polly Horvath Grades 4-5
Snow Treasure Marie McSwigan Grades 4-5
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Grades 4-5
The Egypt Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder Grades 4-5
Sounder William Armstrong Grades 4-6
The Midwife's Apprentice Karen Cushman Grades 4-6
Yolanda's Genius Carol Fenner Grades 4-6
The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Grades 4-6
Number the Stars Lois Lowry Grades 4-6
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson Grades 4-6
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson Grades 4-6
Jacob, Have I Loved  Katherine Paterson Grades 4-6
A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck Grades 4-6
Years of Miss Agnes Kirkpatrick Hill Grades 4-6
A Girl from Yamhill Beverly Cleary Grades 5-6
Yolanda's Genius Carol Fenner Grades 4-6
Sarah Bishop Scott O'Dell Grades 5-6
Little Women Louisa May Alcott Grades 5-7
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt Grades 5-7
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech Grades 5-7
Little by Little Jean Little Grades 5-7
A Single Shard  Linda Sue Park Grades 5-8
Esperanza Rising Pam Muñoz Ryan Grades 5-8
Fever of 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson Grades 5-8
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper Grades 6-7
My Brother Sam is Dead  James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier Grades 6-8
Summer of My German Soldier Bette Greene Grades 6-8
The Giver Lois Lowry Grades 6-8
Breath Donna Jo Napoli Grades 6-8
A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw Isaac Bashevis Singer Grades 6-8
The Pearl John Steinbeck Grades 6-8
The Invisible Thread Yoshiko Uchida Grades 6-8
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Nat Hentoff Grades 7-10
Call of the Wild Jack London Grades 7-10
1984 George Orwell Grades 9-12
Henry IV, Part 1 William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Hamlet William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Macbeth  William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Midsummer Night's Dream  William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Much Ado About Nothing  William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Romeo & Juliet William Shakespeare Grades 9-12
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare Grades 9-12