Hi! Welcome to Timberdoodle! Today we’re going to look at Implications of Literature, our high school literature program. Specifically we are going to be looking at the Pioneer level. Let’s take a look inside. Each of the Implications of Literature series comes with a wide variety of readings for your child to go through from A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson, to Father Cures a Presidential Fever, to The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet, to the Declaration of Independence, to I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. Each of these readings comes with strategically placed sidebars with questions or information that will help your child to understand more clearly what the passage is about. The teacher’s manual comes with, not only a copy of what the student is reading, but also the answers to the questions, often a check quiz so that you can evaluate the mastery of textual content. At the end of each literary work there is the Literary Critique. These can be used to generate discussion between yourself and your students or be assigned as homework. After that there is the Writing Workshop. At the end of each selection the Writing Workshop presents challenging and thought-provoking topics to help your students develop clarity of
thinking as well as precision in writing. For example, in this Writing Workshop: “Imagine that you’re an editorial writer
for a major news magazine. Your editorials tend to focus on social issues. You’re concerned about the increasing popularity of electronic homes. Write an editorial of four paragraphs that increases public awareness about the advantages and disadvantages of owning such a home. Use personal examples to which your readers will be able to relate.” That would be their writing assignment. Now, your favorite child who has very strong writing skills can then can go even further and tackle the Journal Wrkshop. In the Journal Workshop your child is asked things such as: “Imagine a house similar to the one in the story is put up for sale. However, this type of house is still new to the market and is quite expensive. Write the ad that would appear in the real estate listing. Include the features that make the house unique and desirable.” Depending on your child’s talents and skills there are even further exercises that your child can do in this book that will further benefit them in this whole experience. But for your child who struggles with language arts pare it down to what suits them best, what works for them best. That will still enable them to read a rich and varied scope of literature without being overwhelmed. That, in a nutshell, is Implications of Literature.