The Materials for Explorations in Literature
Explorations of Literature Student Text presents a compilation of stories, poems, and essays from a variety of authors and genres grouped by theme to develop critical thinking skills. Vocabulary glosses explain unfamiliar words within the literature selections. Thinking Zone pages throughout the book ask questions to encourage the student to think about literature in at least four ways: comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. In addition to teaching literary terms, these questions also develop the students' abilities to respond biblically to literature. Unit reviews provide additional review questions to prepare students for quizzes and tests.
Explorations in Literature Teacher provides assistance for teaching the literature content through guided discussion, analysis, and scriptural application. The Teacher’s Edition (2 volumes) introduces each selection, points out potential difficulties, discusses the author's intended meaning and the work's significance, and explains important literary terms. Added helps are provided for ESL learners. Each literature selection is color-coded to correspond with side-margin notes and give additional information about literary concepts and background material. The included CD contains helpful teaching resources such as writing worksheets, writing rubrics, standardized test practice, vocabulary lists, bulletin board ideas, and quizzes.
Teach more effectively with reduced student pages, objectives, teaching strategies, and writing assignments. The CD includes teaching helps, bulletin-board ideas, writing rubrics, quizzes, ESL exercises, and much more!
The testpack includes five sets of tests. Each set includes one test for each unit plus a mid-term and a final exam. The mid-term exam covers Units 1–3 and the final exam covers Units 4–6. Questions include matching, short answer, multiple choice, and essay.
The Answer Key includes copies of the tests with answer overprint. Suggested answers for the essays appear with each essay section.