Reading Strands: Understanding Fiction
Author: Dave Marks
Publisher: National Writing Institute; Paperback
Reading Strands is the third component of our language arts program. It contains the techniques of interpretation, explanations and examples of the Socratic method of teaching literature and nearly a thousand titles listed by grade and age. We recommend that you teach from Writing Strands one week--teaching your children to put their words together for someone else to understand--and the next week teach from Reading Strands--teaching your children to interpret and make sense of other people's writings. This parent's manual shows you how to talk about books and stories with your children, showing them how to extract meaning for themselves at their levels of understanding.
Writing Strands: a companion curriculum for teaching writing and comprehension
Evaluating Writing: the Writing Strands parents' guide