Reading & Literature

Teaching Fictional Elements in the Reading Class

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

In elementary grades, it is easy to overlook the fictional elements of story. We tend to focus only on the important skills of comprehension and word building. This breakout is designed to aid your re... Read More

Why Teach Pilgrim’s Progress

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 57 | File type : Audio

Geared toward middle school and high school, this session examines reasons for and methods of teaching Pilgrim’s Progress.

3 Components for a Successful Reading Class

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

This breakout will look at three components of teaching reading. First, we will consider a teacher’s purpose for the reading class. Next, we will address student preparation for an effective reading ... Read More

Line by Line: Memorization as a Daily Rhythm

Contributor: Bethany Peachey | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Memorizing poetry: It's a good thing to do, but where in your already full schedule can you add it? Bethany shares how she takes advantage of little moments throughout the day to build students' aware... Read More

Comprehensive Study Guide for Amos Fortune: Free Man

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Teaching Material

These questions, comments and suggested activities can stimulate deep engagement with the story of Amos Fortune’s life in a way that cultivates insight and wisdom. The questions follow the story pa... Read More

Positive and Negative Examples in Literature

Contributor: Edward Lake | File type : Article

When reading novels authors present readers with two distinct types of characters: Positive examples and negative examples. Both are useful for character development and moral instruction. Positive e... Read More

Types of Reading

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

Jonas describes types of fiction and non-fiction and provides examples. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More

Good Reads Handout

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

This list suggests positive books for each grade level. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More

Biographies to Consider

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

Jonas lists notable people and instructive lives. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More

Study Guide for Works of Literature

Contributor: Byron Dueck | File type : Teaching Material

This study guide outlines steps in the process of studying and reporting on a work of literature, particularly a novel. Page 2 provides a selection of titles with which such a study guide might be use... Read More
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