Drawn Into the Heart of Reading Teacher's Guide

Drawn Into the Heart of Reading Teacher's Guide

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Item #: 013017
ISBN: 9780974769509
Grades: 2-10

Product Description:

Publisher Description:

  • Developed for use with students of multiple ages at the same time.
  • Based on instructions and activities that work with any literature.
  • Designed for use as your entire reading program or as a sup- plement to an existing program for students in grades 2 - 8.
  • Intended for use year after year as you move students through the various levels of instruction.
  • Structured around daily plans that are divided into 3 levels of instruction.
  • Divided into nine units which can be taught in any order.

Genre Studies expose students to a variety of literary styles. Genre units included in the program are are follows:

  • Biography
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Nonfiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Tale
  • Humor

Godly Character Lessons evaluate a character's actions using a Christian standard that is based on Godly character traits. The major traits emphasized are as follows:

  • Faith
  • Fear of the Lord
  • Responsibility
  • Brotherly Love
  • Loyalty
  • Virtue
  • Obedience
  • Joy
  • Integrity

Story Element Lessons focus on a different element for each genre. The following story elements are included:

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Mood
  • Prediction
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Cause/Effect
  • Main Idea/Theme
  • Point of View
  • Pre-reading Activities create a purpose for reading the text.
  • Guided Literature Discussions help students gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the text.
  • Vocabulary Activities teach different strategies to help discover the meanings of unfamiliar words in the text.
  • Creative Projects emphasize a variety of choices to address the needs of all types of learners. Choices include Godly character project options, book based project options, or group project options.

Category Description for Drawn Into the Heart of Reading:

A reading program with lots of flexibility: use for multiple ages for multiple years, with the recommended or personally selected literature, in units ordered by your choosing, with either teacher-directed or independent activities of your selection. The program provides recommended reading lists organized by reading level and gender preference. However, the activities and instructions can be used with any literature. Each level will study biography, adventure, historical and realistic fiction, fantasy, mystery, folk tale, nonfiction, and humor. Daily plans are divided into 3 levels of instruction. Each level divides into nine units which teach literary elements (character, setting, problem or conflict, mood, prediction and inference, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, main idea/theme, perspective, and point of view. These are taught through a variety of methods including pre-reading activities, guided literature discussions, creative projects, evaluating characters' actions in terms of Godly character traits, and more.

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Carrie Austin, M. ED.
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Heart of Dakota Publishing
2.25 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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I'm new to homeschooling and want as much help with planning and prep work as I can get, so I'm inclined to buy all the teacher guides to the programs I choose.
Jennifer P on Nov 18, 2020
I'm new to homeschooling and want as much help with planning and prep work as I can get, so I'm inclined to buy all the teacher guides to the programs I choose.
Jennifer P on Nov 18, 2020
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Kristen M on May 14, 2020
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Kristen M on May 14, 2020
Does this book include recommended middle school books for each genre?
A shopper on May 21, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, there are not any book recommendations . This book gives you a layout/plan to apply to each genre. It is kept open ended to apply to any and all books for various grade levels.
Does this give any literature suggestions??
A shopper on Aug 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, it doesn't. That's the cool thing ! You can use any literature you have for each genre. For example, my daughter is reading Wild Mustangs, a non fiction book, and all of the work she gives, can be used for any non-fiction book (main idea, etc). My children really like it.
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We are enjoying working from this curriculum. We love that we are able to use it with books that we can choose, it’s motivating for my son to have some choice. I have 1 student, but can see how the approach would work well for multiple students at varying levels. Materials are well organized and lessons well written, minimal planning required for the teacher.
My son is in 3rd grade so we are working out of the 2nd/3rd level and it is challenging for him, but in a good way. I don’t think he could have handled it in 2nd grade, though. There isn’t much space for writing in the workbook, so I sometimes have to have him dictate his answers to me. There are 3 choices for end of unit projects, one choice requires another material, so be prepared to buy that also if you want to use those options.
January 9, 2021
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