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In 1987, two teachers founded Novel Units at their kitchen table in Palatine, Illinois. ECS Learning Systems, Inc. acquired Novel Units in July 1998 and relocated the business to Bulverde, Texas. From the beginning, our company mission has been to help teachers build a quality literature program that fosters love of literature.

Love of literature is at the heart of what we do. We offer two complete guides for hundreds of novels, so teachers can immerse students in the titles they want to teach. Teachers gain hours of time, not to mention peace of mind. At Novel Units, we pride our guides on being:

  • Rich in content
  • Robust in approach
  • Reliable in outcome
  • Rooted in best practice

Our thorough approach provides teachers with a Student Packet and Teacher Guide for each novel, with no content overlap. The time-saving, inspiring lesson plans include everything needed to teach a novel—created by teachers for teachers. Moreover, every activity and question is highly pertinent to the particular novel.

We publish the largest selection of literature guides available anywhere. With more than 1,300 guides for more than 700 novel titles, teachers always tell us we have the title they couldn’t find anywhere else.

We treat our coworkers like family and our customers like good neighbors. We use our company resources wisely, so we can focus on creating quality products that we would want teachers to use with our own children. We love teachers, so we strive to make materials that make teaching easier. And, we always have time to lend a hand in our community.

Our enduring commitment is to provide teachers research-based educational content that makes teaching effective and easy. We uphold the highest integrity standards in the development of our products.


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