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Junior High Literature

COURSE LIST - Discussions led by Ian and Emily Andrews

  1. "A Method for Literary Reading" with Adam Andrews

  2. Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman

  3. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  5. Henry V by William Shakespeare

  6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

  7. Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt by Esther Forbes

  8. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

  9. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  10. Short Stories: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London

  11. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

  12. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

  13. Watership Down by Richard Adams


  • An introduction to the CenterForLit method for literary reading with Adam Andrews

  • Audio recordings of 12 complete, 2-hour Socratic discussions of classic titles from Junior High Literature, delivered in both .mp3 CD and digital .mp3 formats

  • A teacher reference booklet containing:

    • A brief primer on leading Socratic discussions

    • A step-by-step guide to administering the course and marking student progress

    • Detailed notes on every recording included in the compilation, along with:

    • Historical context about the life of each included author

    • Detailed Setting, Character, and Plot summaries for each title

    • A completed Story Chart for each title