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IEW Teaching the Classics - Workbook Only


Learn the five elements of literature

Audience Suitable for teaching all levels (elementary through high school). Although this is meant to be teacher training, students will enjoy viewing it too.
Accessibility Little guidance required; independent students will be able to read the lessons and work on their own
Preparation None required
Ease of use Graphic organizers, book lists, discussion questions, excerpts, and other materials are included. This is the workbook only; DVDs not included.
Author Adam & Missy Andrews
Page Count 97
Format Softcover, spiral bound
Publication Date 2004

General Description

By using short stories as models, Adam Andrews systematically prepares you to study character, plot, theme, and other literary tools used by authors to communicate their message. You can quickly equip your children with literary study tools that can then be used easily on longer works. Skills gained through this program will allow you then to study any piece of literature. 

No matter what your opinion about "good literature," this course will work for you since it doesn't tell you what beautiful literature is, but rather teaches how to think with the skills of observation, deduction, and evaluation. Students will use the Socratic Method of learning as they examine the five elements of literature: plot, conflict, setting, character, and theme.