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. 

Want to see an example?  Click here to download our notes on The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.

Ready Readers is based on the Teaching the Classics approach to reading, which involves working with stories at or below a student's reading level.  While the volumes in this series are appropriate to the reading level of a specific age group, they can be applied to grades at their reading level and up.


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Ready Readers Titles:


Children’s Literature

Vol. 1


Elementary Literature

Vol. 1

Middle School Literature

Vol, 1


High School Literature

Vol. 1

The Chronicles of Narnia