Reading & Literature

Sample Guidelines for Christian School Library

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

This document contains guidelines for developing a Christian school library and a reviewer's checklist. Use it, modifying as needed, to foster the values of your school community. Download the guide... Read More

To Understand and Do: Teaching Literature for Life Change

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 8 | File type : Video

How important is literature in your school's curriculum? How can you lead your students to godliness through poems, stories, and art? How do you select literature that will influence students towards ... Read More

What Is Storytelling and Why Does It Change People?

Contributor: Leroy Hershberger | Length : 45 | File type : Audio

To be human is to hear and tell stories. In this session, we will look at specific elements of storytelling with examples and analysis. 

God Loves Story

Contributor: Leroy Hershberger | Length : 45 | File type : Audio

Describe the ineffable; present the Kingdom of God. 

Finding and Refining Your Story

Contributor: Leroy Hershberger | Length : 41 | File type : Audio

The oyster’s irritant gives way to a pearl. We’ll focus in this session on locating your story and shaping it in beauty. 

Christian-Friendly Books, K-12

Contributor: Edward Lake | File type : Curricular

Kindergarten-Grade 1Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Storytime with the Millers Goodnight Moon The Little Engine that Could Wisdom and the Millers Where the Sidewalk ends ... Read More

Why Teach Literature? by Jonas Sauder

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

What is the value of teaching classic literature to children? Jonas explains that with literature, students connect to reality in a way they might not through other disciplines--and offers extended se... Read More

What Is Good Literature?

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | File type : Article

On a school administrators' email group, Darrell Hershberger posed this question: What makes literature worthwhile? We're working on coming to an answer to this question that will inform our librar... Read More

Encouraging Good Reading and Writing: Library Considerations

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

What are the essentials in teaching children to read and write well? In this collection, Jonas offers considerations on literature, the library, and public reading practices.Download this documen... Read More

The Exciting Journey: Guiding Your Class to Successful Reading

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 12 | File type : Video

View or download on Vimeo Learning to read: everyone is expected to do it, but it won't happen automatically. For some students, it will be far from easy. In this session, learn the principles of p... Read More