Back to Homepage Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
      Call us Today at  
Service & Help My Account Customer Service Email Newsletter Gift Certificates About Us
Welcome Guest! Save 22% on most items!

Watch The Ten Commandments Now!

Reading Strands: Understanding Fiction [Paperback]

By Marks Dave (Author)
Our Price $ 17.20  
Retail Value $ 20.00  
You Save $ 2.80  (14%)  
Item Number 76310  
Buy New $17.20

Writing Strands - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Creating Fiction   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Communication And Interpersonal Relationships   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 2   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 3   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 4   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 5   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Writing Strands Level 7 Grade 11   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 6   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Evaluating Writing   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Master Books-Writing Strands: Writing Exposition   $ 17.20   In Stock  
  Reading Strands: Understanding Fiction   $ 17.20   In Stock  

Item Description...
Reading Strands is a companion book to the award-winning Writing Strands curriculum for homeschoolers. Designed as reference book for parents on teaching literature, Reading Strands teaches how to analyze the four main elements of fiction:

By studying these parts of a story, students can learn how to think critically about any book they will ever read.

Reading Strands shows parents how to use the Socratic method to teach these elements of fiction; parents ask questions that allow the students to come to conclusions on their own about how an author creates each of the elements. Instead of memorizing information, students learn to analyze and understand literature through conversation. The book provides several examples of these conversations to help parents learn what types of questions to ask.

In the back of Reading Strands is a list of recommended books, organized by grade level. These books are available at most libraries.

The information in the above description is considered to be accurate to the best of our knowledge. is an online christian bookstore that carries christian DVDs, homeschooling curriculum, Bibles & electronic Bibles, biblical movies, christian games and toys for children and much, much, more! Please call us if you have any questions about our christian, Bible, family or other products.


Item Specifications...

Pages   149
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   National Writing Institute
ISBN  1888344164  
EAN  9781888344165  

Availability  2 units.
Availability accurate as of Jan 21, 2018 09:20.
Usually ships within one to two business days from New Kensington, PA.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General   [28115  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Pedagogy   [4944  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Reading   [3086  similar products]

Similar Products
Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 3
Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 3
Item: 76307

Master Books-Writing Strands: Evaluating Writing
Master Books-Writing Strands: Evaluating Writing
Item: 76302

Communication And Interpersonal Relationships
Communication And Interpersonal Relationships
Item: 76309

Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 2
Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 2
Item: 76308

Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 4
Master Books-Writing Strands: Level 4
Item: 76306

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Not what I expected  Oct 14, 2006
I ordered this book through our charter school because I had read several glowing reviews of it on homeschool sites and this site. I thought it would provide a little more guidance on what type of analysis would be appropriate at different grade levels. I had planned to let my child select books he wanted to read and then use this book as a guide for discussing and writing about what he had read.

Unfortunately, This book reminds me of why I disliked college English classes. It manages to suck the life out of even "The Jumping Frog of Calveras County". It outlines the Socratic method, gives some contrived "scripts" of what this method would sound like, and defines basic terms for literary analysis. The author's view that there are no right/wrong answers to anything pervades the entire book. A discussion between a "teacher" and "student" about Red Riding Hood brings up points like "It is a bad story because it makes women look stupid"...Did a real child come up with that?

I would have liked some discussion of how to guide teacher/student discussions. It wasn't clear if we are supposed to be skilled enough to somehow steer our politically correct little pupils to discuss conflict, theme, character, etc or just hope it comes up in amongst all the discussion of how fairy tales violate the ideals of feminism.

I did like the lists of books for different grade levels in the back of the book. Still, this book really isn't much more than an overgrown English 101 hand-out.
Excellent resource for many different ages  Jun 20, 2000
As a Secondary English teacher, I feel this book would be a wonderful teaching tool for homeschoolers or public school teachers. Explanations are clear and examples are ample. Although this is excellent for younger grades, it is also an great review or introduction to literature for older students as well. Literary terms, such as setting, mood, clarity, character development, ..., are well-explained and any student would be well-equipped to discuss and analyze literature with these tools. In fact, I think that high school students who wish to take the CLEP in Analyzing and Interpreting Literature would benefit from using this book before the test, especially studying the literary devices explained in the book.

Write your own review about Reading Strands: Understanding Fiction

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Amazon Instant Videos
Watch The Ten Commandments Now!
Watch The Bible ..In the Beginning Now!
Watch King David Now!
Watch The Greatest Story Ever Told Now!


For New Orders or Customer Service Call 1-850-588-9987 | 909 Santa Rosa Blvd #216 | Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Customer Service Hours 10:00 am - 12:00 midnight EST - 7 Days a Week
Customer Service Email:
© 2009

BIBLE MOVIES .COM - Christian Videos & Christian Movies from the Bible! - Watch or buy movies about the Bible. Your #1 Site for Biblical Videos, Jesus Movies, Christian Videos and Christian Movies. TAGS - BibleMovies, Bible Movies, Bible movies, Bible Movies, christian videos, christian videos, bible movie, bible movie, bible movie, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus videos, Jesus Movies, Jesus dvds, Jesus on dvd, Jesus in the movies, Movies about Joseph, DVDs about the Bible, DVD on the Bible, bible videos, Bible Documentary, Bible Videos, videos about the Bible, Bibledvd, Bible DVDS, Bible DVDS, Old and New Testament Movies, movies about Jesus, Joseph DVD, christian, christian DVDs, christian DVD


Terms Of Use | Privacy Policy