Homeschool Language Arts – Reading for More than Comprehension

Homeschool Language Arts – Reading for More than Comprehension

Homeschool Language Arts - Reading for More than Comprehension

Homeschool Language Arts – Reading for More than Comprehension

Our Literature Study Guides in Ebook format to accompany The Chronicles of Narnia…for HIGH SCHOOLERS

The Chronicles of Narnia Literature Guides

C.S. Lewis’ delightful Narnia is not just for kids! Homeschooling high schoolers should revisit these great books in order to study the theological and philosophical concepts he imbedded in the stories.

These downloadable study guides provide direction for a rich reading experience with no busy-work.

Building reading COMPREHENSION is an important part of the early years of education.

It’s easy to get stuck there and miss the richer, deeper types of understanding that can be drawn from literature.

7Sisters Literature Study Guides are designed to gently direct readers to these deeper levels of understanding without killing the experience with busy-work.

Equip your child to read for:

  • INTERPRETATION, understanding it IN LIGHT OF her individual beliefs.
  • INFERENCE, reaching conclusions based on the information read.
  • EVALUATION, intelligently determining the worth of the written material.
  • OBSERVATION, making a careful, analytical notes as to the many elements that comprise a piece of writing. Observational reading is sort of like making sure you see the trees instead of just the forest.
  • APPRECIATION, grasping the worth of the text on a personal, perhaps somewhat indefinable level.
  • ENJOYMENT, finding actual satisfaction in the reading experience.

Most readers lean naturally toward some of these seven ways, and others need instruction, direction, and encouragement in order to cultivate a really well-rounded ability with understanding written words.

Our thoughts on teaching literature to teenagers can be watched on our Youtube channel.

Reading for More than Comprehension by Asking Questions

Teaching literature to high school students becomes a great opportunity to have conversations about their literature.

Try to avoid having an agenda with your conversations on literature,

Don’t get stuck about having the main focus of your conversations be about the main theme or motif of the book.

Instead focus on how the book affects your teen, what connection does your teen draw from reading. This begins to make the conversations more exciting.

One of our favorite ways to teach comes from Socrates.

Yes, we look back to this ancient philosopher and we ask questions. Which seems different from other curriculums that wants to tell you the information and share that information and have your students learn the information.

When we ask questions we give moments for the student to discover the answers for themselves.

Do you need more tips on how to construction those questions?

We have written What Questions Should You Ask You High School Literature Student.

The key to literary analysis is asking good questions!

If you are teaching a co-op we even a blog post on 10 Great Discussion Questions for Homeschool Literature Co-op.

One of the questions we been asked is: What are some questions I can have our high school co-op teens discuss?

One answer we always give is: Start with the open-ended questions!

Literature Study Guides can also be purchased individually — Click to view a complete list in our EBookstore!

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Homeschool Language Arts – Reading for More than Comprehension

Sabrina Justison

20+ year homeschool mom and curriculum developer for Fred's wife. Writing, drama, music, blogs, kids, shoes, coffee, & books in varying orders on various days. He is God, He is good & He loves me.

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