Junior High Literature

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COURSE LIST - discussions led by Ian and Emily Andrews

  1. "A Method for Literary Reading" with Adam Andrews
  2. Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt by Esther Forbes
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  6. Short Stories: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London
  7. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  8. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  9. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  10. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  11. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  12. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  13. Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman


  • 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