A Growing Collection of ESL/EFL Nate the Great Novel Studies for Japanese Students

If you’re not in the know, Nate The Great is a pancake-loving, child super sleuth in the business of retrieving everyday items that have gone missing from his neighborhood. Supported by his pet dog and assistant Sludge, Nate and his motley crew of friends are entertaining for both children and adults.

I’ve recently combined my entire collection of Nate the Great novel studies into a single file that can be downloaded in one go. That’s fifteen out of a total of twenty-six novels, with more than one thousand pages of teaching supplements. At the price I’m charging it’s the equivalent of paying for ten books and getting five for free (as well as each of the remaining books that I’ll be adding over the next year).

You can see which titles are available below. Some are missing, but if you leave a message at my store or in the comments section below I’ll get to work on the book you need right away.

The novel studies below have been designed for use with students whose first language is Japanese, but this same bundle is available for Arabic, Korean, and Spanish speaking students. Click on any of the images below to check it out.




Nate the Great and the Sticky Case, an ELT Novel Study for Spanish Speakers

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Will Nate the Great ever find Claude’s missing dinosaur? Read Nate the Great and the Sticky Case to find out! 

This English novel study is designed specifically for use in the ESL/EFL classroom with Spanish speaking young learners in mind. Meticulously crafted and easy to use for both teachers and students, this comprehensive booklet will absolutely enhance your teaching experience. It’s classroom tested, and it works.

This novel study is also available for students whose first language is Japanese or Korean.

For more focused and useful lessons, it divides the novel into four easy to teach sections:

  • Section 1: p.7-17
  • Section 2: p.18-27
  • Section 3: p.28-37
  • Section 4: p.38-48

Each section includes:

  • comprehension questions about the story with space for students to answer in full sentences;
  • a creative writing assignment where students can express their opinions about topics related to the text;
  • a vocabulary list with Spanish translations of key words to save on dictionary time and reduce confusion about meaning;
  • a word search puzzle for students to enjoy some quiet time to familiarize themselves with the vocabulary;
  • a sequencing worksheet where students can identify the different components of the story; and
  • a chapter quiz so you can assess your students’ comprehension of the text and vocabulary.

There are also:

  • crossword puzzles;
  • a clue log;
  • a make-your-own word search puzzle worksheet;
  • a make-your-own crossword puzzle worksheet;
  • a comic strip project;
  • an illustrator worksheet;
  • a summarizer worksheet;
  • a prediction worksheet;
  • a final test;
  • a book cover project; and
  • a book report assignment.

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt, an ESL/EFL Novel Study for Japanese, Korean, or Spanish Speakers

Here’s a scenario: Halloween is fast on its way and you need to teach a spooky book with your ESL/EFL students. You’re not sure what to do. Well, why not spend the holiday reading Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt with your young learners? This children’s thriller will keep you on your toes as young super-sleuth Nate seeks out a lost cat on the scariest day of the year.

You might also want to think about trying The ESL Review’s novel study for this book. It has been expressly designed for teaching Nate the Great and the Hallloween Hunt to young learners whose first language is something other than English – like Japanese, Korean, or Spanish.

It’s classroom tested, and it works.

A Growing Collection of ESL/EFL Nate the Great Novel Studies for Korean Students

If you’re not in the know, Nate The Great is a pancake-loving, child super sleuth in the business of retrieving everyday items that have gone missing from his neighborhood. Supported by his pet dog and assistant Sludge, Nate and his motley crew of friends are entertaining for both children and adults.

I’ve recently combined my entire collection of Nate the Great novel studies into a single file that can be downloaded in one go. That’s fifteen out of a total of twenty-six novels, with more than one thousand pages of teaching supplements. At the price I’m charging it’s the equivalent of paying for ten books and getting five for free (as well as each of the remaining books that I’ll be adding over the next year).

You can see which titles are available below. Some are missing, but if you leave a message at my store or in the comments section below I’ll get to work on the book you need right away. 

The novel studies below have been designed for use with students whose first language is Korean, but this same bundle is available for Japanese speaking students, while bundles for Spanish and Arabic should be available later this month. Click on any of the images below to check it out.

Nate the Great ESL/EFL Novel Study Worksheets for Spanish or Arabic Speakers

They’re here! For a couple of years now I have been making ELT novel studies available to teachers working with children whose first language is either Korean or Japanese – and so far, the response from users has been great. Starting this week I’ll start publishing those same novel studies and uploading them to my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Reading comprehension questions, creative writing, vocabulary, sequencing, quizzes, puzzles, and projects – these downloadable booklets include almost everything you’d need to teach these books.

Click on any of the images below to see for yourself: