Words Aptly Spoken--Children's Literature: An Introduction to Literary Classics
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The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations 'Challenge' level curriculum; Words Aptly Spoken: Children's Literature is designed for Challenge A and B level curriculum (Jr High-Grades 7 & 8).
Words Aptly Spoken: Children's Literature features excerpts from award-winning children's and young adult books, including Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, The Magician's Nephew, The Secret Garden, The Hiding Place, and others, many of which are Newbery-Award winners.
Each work features an introduction that includes a short author biography along with a 'reading practice' paragraph and a 'going deeper' paragraph that point out elements to think about. Questions about each work are included: Review Questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. Students are also asked to write short (4-5 sentence) summaries of each work they read.
248 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.
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