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Words Aptly Spoken: Children's Literature

by Jen Greenholt (Editor)
Trade Paperback, 143 pages
Price: $18.99

This WAS Guide first begins with great literature, titles like Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Latham, The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis, The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, and others, many of them Newbery-Award winners, all of them carefully selected to capture the interest of Challenge A and B students.

Next, CC provides Review Questions, so that parents and students can talk about characters, plot, setting, theme, and focus for greater clarity and improved comprehension. Thought Questions develop analytical examination of the book in relation to other works of literature, moral standards, or just personal circumstance. They introduce students to tools of literary analysis, such as character charts, chronologies, maps, and chapter summaries.

Finally, as a bonus, short biography of each author represented are included, to provide a historical and personal context behind the story. In short, this companion study guide provides a tool for your home school to not only enjoy classic literature, but to examine the craft of great writing so that your student can begin to craft his or her own masterpiece.

Books Studied:

  • Magician's Nephew, Lewis
  • Bronze Bow, Speare
  • Number the Stars, Lowry
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man, Yates
  • The Door in the Wall, De Angeli
  • The Secret Garden, Burnett
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Latham
  • Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers, Moody
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis
  • The Hiding Place, Ten Boom
  • A Gathering of Days, Blos
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, Rawls
  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Avi
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, Juster
     
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