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Exploring Themes in Literature

Growing Discerning Readers

Exploring Themes in Literature prepares students for reading and critical thinking at the high school level. This course explores texts from many different authors and genres to challenge students to understand the problems of the human condition. Students should learn to recognize where man’s solutions to problems diverge from biblical solutions. As they develop skills in analysis and evaluation, students will also develop discernment in how to choose literature and entertainment that is valuable both artistically and morally.

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Results for 7th Grade Literature

    • DL English 7 Student Handouts (4th ed.) 2022

      DL English 7 Student Handouts (4th ed.) 2022

      SKU446880
      $5.00

      In this packet you will find any useful learning materials the teacher would like the student to have but are not included in the textbook or activity book. Resources may include review sheets, charts, rubrics for any assignments that students might need, and learning activities. This packet has been hole-punched for your convenience. Handouts are created for use with DVD and online video courses and are included with video course kit purchases.

    • The Last Battle

      The Last Battle

      SKU526087
      $9.99

      A beautiful paperback edition of The Last Battle, book seven in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, featuring cover art by illustrator David Wiesner, and black-and-white illustrations by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

    • Across Five Aprils

      Across Five Aprils

      SKU538082
      $7.99

      Teachers may assign Across Five Aprils for study in Making Connections in Literature (4th ed.)

    • Exploring Themes in Literature VS eTextbook & Print, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes in Literature VS eTextbook & Print, 5th ed.

      SKU520106
      Original price $98.33 Current price $88.50

      The student edition offers a broad array of works representing many genres, authors, and time periods. Selections model great writing for students and prompt them to think on issues and topics relevant to their lives. Lessons use the Reading Process Approach to scaffold student comprehension and apply close reading to each selection. Engaging artwork captivates readers while Big Questions encourage them to connect personally with each selection.

    • Exploring Themes in Literature Teacher Edition, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes in Literature Teacher Edition, 5th ed.

      SKU520064
      Original price $93.89 Current price $84.50

      The two-volume teacher edition offers teaching strategies to enliven learning and deepen understanding, and it covers essential material in an organized way. Teachers can draw from additional teaching resources and notes to differentiate or customize instruction in many lessons. Lessons may include links to multimedia avenues to vary presentation style and to engage students.

    • Exploring Themes in Literature Student Edition, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes in Literature Student Edition, 5th ed.

      SKU520056
      Original price $75.56 Current price $68.00

      The student edition offers a broad array of works representing many genres, authors, and time periods. Selections model great writing for students and prompt them to think on issues and topics relevant to their lives. Lessons use the Reading Process Approach to scaffold student comprehension and apply close reading to each selection.

    • Exploring Themes in Literature Assessments, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes in Literature Assessments, 5th ed.

      SKU520072
      Original price $21.11 Current price $7.39

      The assessments packet includes six unit tests and one test on the novel. Questions are drawn directly from the student and teacher materials. Question options include multiple choice, short answer, matching, true/false, and short essay.

    • Exploring Themes Assessments Answer Key, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes Assessments Answer Key, 5th ed.

      SKU520080
      Original price $15.28 Current price $13.75

      The assessments answer key includes a copy of the student tests with overprint answers for easy grading.

    • Explorations in Literature Tests Answer Key, 4th ed.

      Explorations in Literature Tests Answer Key, 4th ed.

      SKU291518
      Original price $15.28 Current price $13.75

      The Answer Key includes copies of the tests with answer overprint. Suggested answers for the essays appear with each essay section.

    • Explorations in Literature Tests, 4th ed.

      Explorations in Literature Tests, 4th ed.

      SKU291500
      $21.11

      Explorations in Literature Tests (4th ed.) are designed to assess a student's knowledge of the material presented in Explorations in Literature (4th ed.)

    • Exploring Themes in Literature VS eTextbook, 5th ed.

      Exploring Themes in Literature VS eTextbook, 5th ed.

      SKU520098
      Original price $37.78 Current price $34.00

      The student edition offers a broad array of works representing many genres, authors, and time periods. Selections model great writing for students and prompt them to think on issues and topics relevant to their lives. Lessons use the Reading Process Approach to scaffold student comprehension and apply close reading to each selection. Engaging artwork captivates readers while Big Questions encourage them to connect personally with each selection.

    How We Teach Literature 7

    Reading Process Approach

    Teachers can guide students through each stage of the reading process approach—before reading, during reading, and after reading—to develop their close reading skills.

    Analysis & Evaluation

    Teacher modeling activities help students to learn how to analyze and evaluate literature for artistic merit and to apply their critical thinking skills.

    Practice & Application

    Opportunities to evaluate literature gives students a guide to practicing and using artistic and biblical discernment in the classroom.

    Independent & Collaborative Learning

    Activities in the teacher edition and the student edition encourage students to practice evaluation independently and in collaboration with other students.

    Worldview Application

    Pre-assessment and reflective writing assignments encourage students to consider and apply worldview shaping themes in how they communicate, how they choose entertainment, and more.

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    Literature 7 Educational Materials

    Student Edition

    The student edition covers a broad array of works representing many genres, authors, and time periods. Essential questions and unit themes guide students in developing discernment and thinking skills both as a class and individually.

    Teacher Edition

    The teacher edition offers teaching strategies and guides to deepen understanding and cover essential material in an organized way. It also includes a detailed guide for teaching a novel study on C. S. Lewis’s The Last Battle. Assessments packets and assessments answer keys are also available.