Literature

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

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 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