Bronze Bow Book

Bronze Bow Book

# 001899

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Item #: 001899
ISBN: 9780395137192
Grades: 4-7

Product Description:

The 1962 Newbery Medal winner. Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw band pledging to do all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. But Daniel's life is changed after an encounter with a wandering teacher from Nazareth named Jesus. Could he be following the wrong leader? 256 pgs, pb. By Elizabeth George Speare.

Publisher Description:

In this Newberry Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Isreal.

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

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Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
8 to 12
Elizabeth George Speare
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin
0.4938 (lbs.)
8.19" x 5.5" x 0.75"
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My oldest daughter (20) has loved this book for many years. I purchased another copy for our family as each of our children are starting to collect books to take with them once they move from our home.
Carlyn A on Aug 12, 2022
Literature class
Lani M on Jul 6, 2022
My oldest daughter (20) has loved this book for many years. I purchased another copy for our family as each of our children are starting to collect books to take with them once they move from our home.
Carlyn A on Aug 12, 2022
Reading for 6th grade at school.
Graciela R on Aug 2, 2022
Literature class
Lani M on Jul 6, 2022
School curriculum list
CHRISTI Y on Jun 22, 2022
for my son's history class
xiuqin l on Nov 13, 2021
7th and 8th grade literature
Candies Creek A on Nov 12, 2021
teaching history through lit to my daughter
Drew on Sep 21, 2021
Part of our my fathers world curriculum
Landon C on Jul 30, 2021
Simply Charlotte Mason (SCM) Curriculum History Matthew through Acts and Ancient Rome
Joel E on Jul 20, 2021
School Requirement
Sara R on Jul 14, 2021
Mary S on Sep 22, 2020
For coming year school.
Maria S on Jul 24, 2020
History tie-in for youngest son. May use during morning reading / devotion time.
Mary P on Jun 9, 2020
It is a great book. It is also on our reading list for 7th grade.
Genevie D on Apr 23, 2020
Our Christian School
Pam B on Aug 6, 2019
My son will be reading this in Challenge A with Classical Conversations.
Caila M on Jul 25, 2019
This goes with the curriculum that I bought.
Kate V on Jul 16, 2019
Recommended by several people.
Lindsey H on Jun 12, 2019
For our Grade 5 Literature book
Debby M on Mar 5, 2019
7th grader
kim w on Jan 16, 2019
One of my favorite books! Excellent for middle school!
Teri H on Sep 8, 2018
It goes with "Read With The Best For The Middle Grades."
Lori C on Sep 5, 2018
cc coop curriculum
Chunfeng Z on Aug 31, 2018
The book Bronze Bow is part of our homeschool curriculum.
brigette g on Aug 22, 2018
Required reading for Challenge A
Kristen N on Aug 5, 2018
Using with My Father's World as a literature supplement along with the Progeny Press Study guide.
Allyson O on Jul 25, 2018
Required for 6th grade Lit at our school
Rebecca M on Jul 25, 2018
For next year's SCM history...
Ione W on May 25, 2018
required reading
Joelle C on Oct 22, 2017
This book is part of the "Learning Language Through Literature" Tan Book series.
Margarita R on Sep 15, 2017
We will read this book as part of our literature unit.
Jenny T on Sep 11, 2017
writing class requirement
Lindsey B on Sep 1, 2017
This book was recommended to me by a friend. It goes very well with our current study of history and has a great Biblical perspective as well.
Joy S on Aug 18, 2017
We value good literature in our homeschool
User on Sep 12, 2016
my son't homeschool group teacher requires this for a writing class grade 7
Treasa E on Aug 24, 2016
Goes with my Memoria Press guidebook.
Michael M on Aug 22, 2016
for school
Gregory C on Aug 17, 2016
To find interesting reading for 4th grade boy & price
Barbara H on Aug 16, 2016
Family read-aloud
David M on Aug 2, 2016
Required reading for my rising 7th grader.
Allyson N on Jul 25, 2016
This book is part of our 5th grade literature studies, on the syllabus of my child's hybrid. They are studying the Ancients this year.
Erin J on Jul 17, 2016
We needed for a lit club.
Karyn S. on Nov 27, 2015
Looks like a story my boys will like.
Lisa C on Nov 4, 2015
Reading for 6th grade at school.
Graciela R on Aug 2, 2022
School curriculum list
CHRISTI Y on Jun 22, 2022
Is there a discussion guide included with the book?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This book does not include a study guide. However, we carry several study guides for the Bronze Bow. Just type "bronze bow" into the search box and these will come up.
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This was an excellent read aloud for my daughter and lead to great discussions.
April 22, 2020
over 3 years ago
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Good book!
June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This was an amazing book My son read this book as part of our curriculum this year It's a story about a boy who is filled with vengeance and hatred because the Romans killed his father and Jerusalem is under siege He is so overcome with this hatred he isolates everyone around him But through the love of Jesus he comes to understand what love really is I cried over the last few pages because the story so beautifully portrays what happens to one's heart when we let Jesus in My son asked me to read it to him every single day The story was so intriguing that he was completely drawn in and wanted to know what would happen next I wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone
January 27, 2009

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