Literature

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

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.

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

Journal Chapter 8

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

In this journal prompt on Christian's stay in the Delectable Mountains, students consider the role of preaching in their growth. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More

Journal Chapter 9

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

These journal prompts invite students to consider the ways different personalities express truth. When is it appropriate to be direct? When is it not? Students also write their thanks to those who hav... Read More

Journal Chapter 10

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

You believe something that is false. While this reality is disconcerting, acknowledging our limited understanding should encourage humility and faith in God's power to reveal. In this journal prompt, ... Read More

Journal Chapter 11

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

What do you want on your gravestone? What songs should be sung at your funeral? In this journal prompt, students consider death through the story of Christian. Download this document now or read it... Read More

Pilgrims Progress: A Day’s Pilgrimage

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

In this unique scavenger hunt, students are sent out on the town to seek out stories of pilgrimage, to dine, encourage others, and to create their own pilgrim songs. Download this document now or r... Read More

Journal Cover Template

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

Louisa created this template to serve as the cover for students' Pilgrim's Progress journals. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More
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