Introductory Page

Hello!  This website is a novel study project for the book, “Ready Player One”.  Within the website are a plethora of pages containing a wealth of information about the novel, how it can be used in a classroom, and why it should be used in a classroom.  Hopefully the information within is beneficial to any educators, or it is enough to prompt somebody to read this amazing novel.

Website created and designed by future English educators James Black, Michael Davenport, Caitlin Christmas, and Kari Bloyd  from Western Illinois University.

When teaching this novel, we believe that it would be appropriate for upperclassmen such as 11th and 12th graders.

Here are some fitting Standards that can be used with a unit on this novel:

CC.11-12.R.L.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

CC.11-12.R.L.3 Key Ideas and Details: Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

CC.11-12.R.R.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CC.11-12.R.R.3 Key Ideas and Details: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

CC.11-12.R.R.4 Craft and Structure: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.



  1. Seniors in my class are currently reading this novel. This is a great site and I will encourage them to attempt some of these projects you have designed.

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