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Ready Readers: Children's Literature, Vol. 1

Many parents and teachers asked us for a set of example lessons to help them apply the Teaching the Classics model in their classes.

Ready Readers: Children's Literature fills this need with complete discussion notes for 10 classic stories.  Each lesson includes a full set of Socratic discussion questions with comprehensive answers keyed to the text.  Questions cover Conflict, Plot, Setting, Characters, Theme, Literary Devices, and Context. In addition, a completed Story Chart graphically outlines the major structural and thematic elements of each story.

This exciting resource is appropriate for use with students of all ages, depending on their needs:


Ready Readers helps develop good reading comprehension in the very youngest students.  It encourages them to ponder well-designed questions about structure, style, context, and theme in every story they read.


Though the books discussed here were written for children, they provide excellent examples of the structural elements common to all stories.  They are therefore useful even in discussions with older students, who read at a higher level, but may be new to the techniques of literary analysis.


Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! 

–Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

–Apples to Oregon

–Brave Irene

–The Relatives Came

–The Clown of God

–Fishing in the Air

–Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

–Letting Swift River Go

–All the Places to Love

*Ready Readers can be delivered instantly as a 90-page downloadable PDF file. If you select this option, we will send you a download link upon completion of your order. Call our office at (509) 738-6837 if you have any questions.

READY READERS: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE – PRINT (Pelican Society Discount): $26.10

READY READERS: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE – PDF (Pelican Society Discount): $22.50