Ready Readers: Elementary Literature,Volume 1

Ready Readers: Elementary Literature,Volume 1

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ISBN: 9780988898936
Grades: 3-6

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Ready Readers: Elementary Literatureprovides the same kind of help as its predecessor: a complete set of Socratic discussion questions for 5 classic chapter books with comprehensive answers keyed to the text.Questions cover Conflict, Plot, Setting, Characters, Theme, Literary Devices, and Context.In addition, a completed Story Chart graphically outlines the major structural and thematic elements of each story.

This resource is appropriate for use with students in grades 3 and up, depending upon their needs:

READING COMPREHENSION

Ready Readers: Elementary Literaturehelps develop good reading comprehension in elementary level students.It encourages them to ponder well-designed questions about structure, style, context, and theme in every story they read.

LITERARY ANALYSIS

Though the books discussed here were written for elementary students, they provide excellent examples of the structural elements common to all stories.They are therefore useful even in discussions with older students, who read at a higher level, but may be new to the techniques of literary analysis.

Category Description for Ready Readers:

Embracing the Socratic methodology of literature instruction outlined in Teaching the Classics, the Ready Readers provide a welcome pick-up-and-go option.for those who want fleshed-out lesson plans. The Readers are exactly that - whole book studies that encompass both comprehension and literary analysis. Discussion-based, the studies are designed to involve the student in question answering and analysis in several general areas - setting, characters, conflict, plot, theme, literary devices, and context. Having identified the best Socratic questions in each area for this particular book, the teacher is aided in handling the discussion by talking point answers. Also provided for each study is a one page summary of the book and a story chart. Although they don't specifically say so, there is an "empty" story chart that looks like it's designed to be copied and then filled out by the student. A completed chart graphically outliming the major structural and thematic elements of each story is provided for the teacher.

Each of the Readers features books in a designated reading level range. The studies however, can be used with students who are somewhat older. In fact, the authors recommend that each year begins with a study that is somewhat below the student's reading level. This serves to acquaint the student with the Socratic methodology and familiarize both the student and the teacher with the discussion environment. The Readers can be used with any unabridged version of the literary selection.

These Readers are a welcome addition to the Teaching the Classics line-up of literature studies. With Teaching the Classics, the parent/teacher receives an excellent introduction to the world of Socratic literary discussion and the tools she/he will need to effectively set up meaningful literature studies. Reading Road Maps - by the same authors - flesh out the process a little more and provide all the "answers," so to speak for 100 favorite books. Still, there are many of us who want more - more guidance and direction - as we embark down this discussion path that we may enthusiastically embrace "theoretically." The sample studies in Teaching the Classics are a starting place, but I would probably be one of those who would like more examples before feeling entirely comfortable setting out on my own armed only with my literature selection and a list of Socratic questions. So, thank you Missy Andrews.

The Readers thoroughly provide all the elements needed for a comprehensive and meaningful literature study. I can already hear the question being asked. "If they're so thorough, do I really need to watch the Teaching the Classics video seminar?" I have no doubt that the Andrews would answer with an emphatic "yes!" The Readers are obviously designed to complement the TTC series rather than replace it. While someone picking up a Reader could probably do a passable job of leading a discussion on any particular book, the fullness and richness of that same study conducted by a TTC "graduate" will make that "passable" job seem pale by comparison. So, to summarize the relationship between these products: Teaching the Classics provides the philosophical and methodological foundation. Reading Road Maps provides "framing" for 100 books, while the Ready Readers provide a complete finishing off of a literary "room" for a different series of books. ~ Janice




Category Description for Teaching the Classics Programs:

No longer part of the same package as the Phonics and English 1 course, this reading course has a lot to offer and helps develop phonics systematically. The course consists of a single student worktext, which is consumable and colorful; and six reading books. The readers contain some new stories, some previously-included stories, and some rewritten ones, along with full color pictures on every page. These introduce students to different genres, including fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, and even choral readings. Many of the stories are centered around a Christian family, and all are edifying and character building. The new 4th edition pieces are compatible with the 3rd Ed.




Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
3
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780988898936
Author
Missy Andrews
Format
Binder
Brand Name
Center for Literary Education
Weight
0.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.38"
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In getting started, having a guide will give me confidence.
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My forte lies in math and science. This set seems to help me teach literature effortlessly.
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In getting started, having a guide will give me confidence.
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