Literature

What Is Poetry?

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document gives a detailed definition of poetry, one that goes beyond basic considerations of rhyme and meter. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Ideas for Teaching Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document details a variety of approaches for teaching literature, including teacher-led discussions, student-directed discussions, individual written responses, class read-aloud, and homework sug... Read More

Essay Study Questions

Contributor: Byron Dueck | File type : Teaching Material

This worksheet gives students a sequence of study questions to guide their reading of teacher-assigned essays. As students apply and answer the questions, they take steps toward becoming active, indep... 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

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