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PDF 12+  Literature - Pondering the Past -  Introduction to 30 Classical Stories

PDF 12+ Literature - Pondering the Past - Introduction to 30 Classical Stories

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Pondering the Past - A Creative Introduction to 30 Classical Stories: A Creative Study of English History and Classical Literature for Homeschooling Students - 1719 to 1912


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You may also be interested in Picturing the Past and Core Journal Do-It-Yourself Homeschool Curriculum - Eclectic Learners.

"This book has proven a valuable introduction to classic authors and their works. It provides biographical information about classic authors, reading excerpts from a famous work, and requires research into other books by the same author. My daughter also likes the copywork section - and the creativity required with the illustration pages.This book has inspired my daughter to read the full book written by some of the authors introduced, which is a huge bonus for delight directed learning. I have not required this, but the fact that this book has inspired it speaks for itself. " - Amazon Review

"We absolutely love this book! The images are fantastic too! It gives my son an intro to the various stories and we have found all of the actual books online or at our Library for free! Sometimes he works on just the short passage provided - other times he wants to get the actual book and read the whole thing through. What a great way to introduce your children to many literary works without overwhelming them! " - Amazon Review


"This book is a great way to expose my middle/high school students to a variety of authors and literary styles, without overwhelming them with the entire book. I am hoping this stirs and interest in them to explore the entire work, and other literature by these authors. The layout is similar for each book- learn a bit about the author, then read small section from a book by that author and pick out some vocabulary or "interesting" words to define/write about. Copy 2 paragraphs from a work by that author, draw something inspired by the author's work etc. " - Amazon Review


Thinking Tree Learning Levels:

A1 = Pre Reader (Pre-K) ages 2-5

A2 = Beginning Readers (K-1st) ages 6-7

B1 = Early Elementary (2nd-3rd) ages 8-9

B2 = Upper Elementary (4th-6th) ages 10-11

C1 = Junior High (7th-8th) ages 12-14

C2 = High school + (9th-adult) ages 13+


Many Thinking Tree Journals span a wide variety of ages because the students use books at his/her reading level. For example, some journals may say for ages 7-17 because you customize it and meet the student where he’s at.


Reproducible for Family Use Only.

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