What is a Quick Card? 

Each card summarizes the major structural elements of a specific work of literature. As we continue to build up this library, we hope to give you the bones of a lesson plan for any story you can imagine. Check this page regularly for updates - we'll be adding new titles just about once a week. 
Can't find a card for a book on your schedule this year? Send us an email at adam@centerforlit.com and we'll add it to our list!


A Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Aeneid by Virgil

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

Amos and Boris by William Steig

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald


A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban


The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Brave Irene by William Steig

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Clown of God by Tomie de Paola

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden


A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

A Door In the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by R. L. Stevenson


Emma by Jane Austen


Faust by Goethe

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

The Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift


Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


I Am David by Anne Holm

The Indian in the Cupboard                                    by Lynne Reid Banks