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Ready Readers: Elementary Literature, Vol. 1

Ready Readers: Elementary Literature provides the same kind of help as its predecessor, Ready Readers: Pictures Books, for 5 classic elementary-level stories: a complete set of Socratic discussion questions for each story 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 resource is appropriate for use with students in grades 3 and up, depending upon their needs:


Ready Readers: Elementary Literature helps develop good reading comprehension in elementary level 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 elementary students, 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. 


The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

–Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli


*Ready Readers: Elementary Literature, Vol. 1 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: ELEMENTARY LITERATURE – PDF (Pelican Society Discount): $22.50