While the novel as a literary form has existed for only 300 years, there can be no thorough study of literature without an examination of this literary genre. This series was developed to instill in students a firm understanding of the novel: its identifying characteristics, its essential elements, and the different forms it can take. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring handouts, activities, testing, vocabulary words, and more. 43 minutes. Grades 5-12.