Neil Gaiman once wrote, "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” This is one of the many reasons a literature-rich childhood is as important to a child's moral development as vegetables are to his health. We know that reading aloud is important for nurturing academic skills, but even more essential, the stories we choose to tell our children will help shape their moral imaginations. Choosing the best tales, myths, and fiction for our children can be a daunting task, but this guide will provide a road map for your journey. Lists of wonderful books for multiple levels are paired with comprehension questions designed to draw character lessons out of the stories. Each title has been picked for its literary value as well as the character traits exhibited by the heroes and heroines. Nothing dry and didactic here!
Additionally, lesson plans make it easy to incorporate these books into your family reading time, while spurring discussions that will jump off the pages and impact real life. Bible verses are provided along with memorization cards to make it easy to incorporate these essential truths into your child's daily habits.
This latest edition of the teacher guide has added dozens of books to broaden its scope while retaining its flexible structure. Use this guide as a reference for trips to the library, to help add depth to family read-aloud time, as a character development curriculum, and more.
About the Author: Rebecca Manor, a homeschool graduate, loves story and art and remains in awe of their power to inspire a love of the good, the true, and the beautiful. She brings her studies of literature and theology, the many places she's called home, and a heart for homeschooling parents to the many teacher guides she has written for Beautiful Feet Books and strives to make teaching history, music, science, character, and literature
accessible and joy-filled. Rebecca lives with her husband and their two sons in Fort Lauderdale where she is an adjunct professor at Knox Theological Seminary in their Christian and Classical Studies program, of which she is an alumna.
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