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Ready Readers: Middle School Literature, Vol. 1

Ready Readers: Middle School Literature provides complete discussion notes for 5 classic junior-high level stories.

Following the pattern set by the first two volumes in the series, it provides a full 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 6 and up, depending on their needs:


Ready Readers: Middle School Literature helps develop good reading comprehension in junior high level students.  It encourages them to ponder well-designed questions about structure, style, context, and theme in every story they read.


The books discussed here were written for junior high and high school 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. 


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Carry On, Mr Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

*Ready Readers: Middle School 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: MIDDLE SCHOOL LITERATURE – PDF (Pelican Society Discount): $22.50