Ready Readers

Each volume in the Ready Readers series provides complete discussion notes for a collection of classic stories, including questions from the Socratic List on all major structural and stylistic elements:  Conflict, Plot, Characters, Setting, Theme, Context and Literary Devices. Each question is answered in full with references to the text. Ready Readers also provides completed story charts and a short author biography for each title. 

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Reading Roadmaps

Reading Roadmaps is a comprehensive, 231-page, Scope & Sequence manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K-12.  Designed as a supplement to the Teaching the Classics basic seminar, it brings together more than 200 classic titles specially chosen by Adam and Missy Andrews.  Each entry summarizes the story’s plot, conflicts, themes, and literary devices, along with links to teacher resources and suggestions for alternate titles. 

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Classics Club: Wind in the Willows

The Classics Club: The Wind in the Willows is a complete discussion of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale for grades three and up. Using questions from the Socratic List, Adam leads the class in a discussion of structural elements of the story such as setting, character, plot, and conflict. The discussion also explores universal themes like home, friendship, foolishness, and Nature.    

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Classics Club: The Yearling

Marjorie Rawlings' Pulitzer prize winner never fails to touch the heart with its powerful depiction of a boy's coming of age.  Full of symbolism and imagery, The Yearling is as beautiful a treatment of this theme as any in the english language.  Adam's discussion deals with all the major elements of fiction in turn without losing sight of the breathtaking artistry of the novel.

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K-3 Curriculum Bundle

We've assembled everything you need for a top-notch Children's Lit program. All you lack now is a library card.

The K-3 Curriculum Bundle contains a complete set of teacher resources for Children's Lit. The Teaching the Classics seminar presents our method; it will show you how to lead great discussions of any story in the world. Reading Roadmaps, our scope and sequence manual, lays out a step by step curriculum for every year from K through 12, giving you a ready-made, annotated reading list for every student. Finally, a selection of Ready Readers volumes specific to your grade level provides discussion questions and detailed answers for specific stories, so you're never at a loss in front of the class. 

The K-3 Curriculum Bundle includes the following items and discounts:

Item Description Amount
TCDVD Teaching the Classics seminar package $99.00
RRM Reading Roadmaps $39.00
RR1 Ready Readers: Children's Literature, volume 1 $29.00
  15% Bundle Discount -$25.05
  Total $141.95

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4-6 Curriculum Bundle

We've assembled everything you need for a top-notch Elementary Lit program. All you lack now is a library card.

The 4-6 Curriculum Bundle contains a complete set of teacher resources for Elementary Lit. The Teaching the Classics seminar presents our method; it will show you how to lead great discussions of any story in the world. Reading Roadmaps, our scope and sequence manual, lays out a step by step curriculum for every year from K through 12, giving you a ready-made, annotated reading list for every student. Finally, a selection of Ready Readers volumes specific to your grade level provides discussion questions and detailed answers for specific stories, so you're never at a loss in front of the class. 

The 4-6 Curriculum Bundle includes the following items and discounts:

Item Description Amount
TCDVD Teaching the Classics seminar package $99.00
RRM Reading Roadmaps $39.00
RR1 Ready Readers: Children's Literature, volume 1 $29.00
RR2 Ready Readers: Elementary Literature, volume 1 $29.00
RRN Ready Readers: The Chronicles of Narnia $29.00
  15% Bundle Discount -$33.75
  Total $191.25

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7-9 Curriculum Bundle

We've assembled everything you need for a top-notch Middle School Lit program. All you lack now is a library card.

The 7-9 Curriculum Bundle contains a complete set of teacher resources for Middle School Lit. The Teaching the Classics seminar presents our method; it will show you how to lead great discussions of any story in the world. The Worldview Detective seminar shows you how to extend those discussions into the philosophies that lie behind the Great Books. Reading Roadmaps, our scope and sequence manual, lays out a step by step curriculum for every year from K through 12, giving you a ready-made, annotated reading list for every student. Finally, a Ready Readers volume specific to your grade level provides discussion questions and detailed answers for specific stories, so you're never at a loss in front of the class.  

The 7-9 Curriculum Bundle includes the following items and discounts:

Item Description Amount
TCDVD Teaching the Classics seminar package $99.00
WD Worldview Detective seminar package $49.00
RRM Reading Roadmaps $39.00
RR3 Ready Readers: Middle School Literature, volume 1 $29.00
  15% Bundle Discount -$32.40
  Total $183.60

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10-12 Curriculum Bundle

We've assembled everything you need for a top-notch High School Lit program. All you lack now is a library card.

The 10-12 Curriculum Bundle contains a complete set of teacher resources for High School Lit. The Teaching the Classics seminar presents our method; it will show you how to lead great discussions of any story in the world. The Worldview Detective seminar shows you how to extend those discussions into the philosophies that lie behind the Great Books. Reading Roadmaps, our scope and sequence manual, lays out a step by step curriculum for every year from K through 12, giving you a ready-made, annotated reading list for every student. Finally, a Ready Readers volume specific to your grade level provides discussion questions and detailed answers for specific stories, so you're never at a loss in front of the class.  

The 10-12 Curriculum Bundle includes the following items and discounts:

Item Description Amount
TCDVD Teaching the Classics seminar package $99.00
WD Worldview Detective seminar package $49.00
RRM Reading Roadmaps $39.00
RR4 Ready Readers: High School Literature, volume 1 $29.00
  15% Bundle Discount -$32.40
  Total $183.60


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Wild Bells: A Literary Advent

This volume contains excerpts from 25 works of literature, one for each day of December, including authors such as T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, W.H. Auden, Madeleine L'Engle and many more, accompanied by reflections from Missy on their implications for advent. Used as a daily reading or general reference, by yourself or with your family, Wild Bells: A Literary Advent is sure to have you thinking and talking about the most important truths of the season.  

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Ready Readers: High School Literature, Vol. 1

The fourth Ready Readers’ cover design displays the beautiful artwork of J. Renee Illustration. Jessica Johnson took her inspiration from the pages of The Great Divorce, and just as the brilliant little, red tour bus stands out as something solid and real in Lewis' ghostly world, we believe Socratic discussions such as those demonstrated in this book's pages will bring upper level students face-to-face with ideas that will clothe them in Solid Flesh.

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Ready Readers: The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia remain among the world’s most treasured books for readers young and old.  Now you can lead great discussions of these classics with ease.  Designed for use with the Teaching the Classics program, Ready Readers: The Chronicles of Narnia deals with each story separately, providing you with 7 ready-to-teach lessons in reading comprehension or literary analysis.

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Teaching the Classics: Basic Seminar

Teaching the Classics is an eight-hour seminar that shows parents and teachers a powerful method for discussing literature.  This method can be applied to any book at any grade level, regardless of the teacher's experience. It is Center For Lit's flagship product, and the foundation of all our work.

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