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Drawn Into the Heart of Reading

Are you teaching your children the skills they need to appreciate and enjoy a variety of literature?
Do you want to choose your own books, rather than being limited to a pre-selected set of readers or titles?


  • Developed for use with students of multiple ages at the same time.
  • Based on instructions and activities that work with any literature.
  • Designed for use as your entire reading program or as a sup- plement to an existing program for students in grades 2 - 8.
  • Intended for use year after year as you move students through the various levels of instruction.
  • Structured around daily plans that are divided into 3 levels of instruction.
  • Divided into nine units which can be taught in any order.

Program Components:

Genre Studies expose students to a variety of literary styles. Genre units included in the program are are follows:
  • Biography
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Nonfiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Tale
  • Humor

Godly Character Lessons

Godly Character Lessons evaluate a character's actions using a Christian standard that is based on Godly character traits. The major traits emphasized are as follows:
  • Faith
  • Fear of the Lord
  • Responsibility
  • Brotherly Love
  • Loyalty
  • Virtue
  • Obedience
  • Joy
  • Integrity

Story Element Lessons

Story Element Lessons focus on a different element for each genre. The following story elements are included:
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Mood
  • Prediction
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Cause/Effect
  • Main Idea/Theme
  • Point of View

Pre-reading Activities create a purpose for reading the text.

Guided Literature Discussions help students gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the text.

Vocabulary Activities teach different strategies to help discover the meanings of unfamiliar words in the text.

Creative Projects emphasize a variety of choices to address the needs of all types of learners. Choices include Godly character project options, book based project options, or group project options.

"Teacher's Guide"

(view required Student Books)

Click here to view the introduction pages of this book in PDF format.

Click here to view the 1st week of this book in PDF format.

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