Reading & Literature

Summer Reading Challenge

Contributor: Kendall Myers

Summer offers a welcome break from school, for student and teacher alike. But the extended time off can also work against hard-won academic gains, especially for younger students still learning to rea... Read More

The Pearl Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of The Pearl by John Steinbeck with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Ivan Ilyich Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Blood Brothers Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Guidelines for Oral Reading

Contributor: Christian Light | File type : Teaching Material

This booklet from Christian Light equips teachers to develop their students' oral reading skills. Topics covered include: oral reading skills, selecting materials, preparing and evaluating students, a... Read More

Language Arts Keywords

Contributor: Hans Neufeld | File type : Teaching Material

These illustrated cards reinforce terms that show up frequently in directions that first graders are asked to read by themselves. They were specifically made to accompany Language Arts 100 by Christia... Read More

Pre-Reading 101: Strategies to Get Your Students Ready for the Story

Contributor: Sharon Yoder | Length : 10 | File type : Video

Many teachers lean heavily on post-reading questions to enable students to evaluate literature. Too often, suggests Sharon, we skip over pre-reading exercises. She shares pre-reading activities that p... Read More

Recommended Book Series for Elementary

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

From two elementary teachers, this list suggests series that provide your child with material to grow into reading. The list is in progress; download the file and edit it to fit your situation. D... Read More

Must-Reads Book List

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

The compilers chose for this list books recognized as timeless classics, or books that form values or expand the minds of readers. Books listed in the preschool through lower elementary sections can b... Read More

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