Reading with Purpose

(3 reviews)

Nancy Wilson

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Beginning with a simple explanation of reading from a Christian worldview, Nancy Wilson examines and explains significant American literary movements: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism and Postmodernism. Each section has a suggested reading list for further study. This booklet can be used as a handbook by students or simply as reference material for teachers.

"One of the ways I tested my students in literature class was to give them a final exam in which they had to identify the worldview from an unfamiliar piece of literature. I did not disclose the author or the name of the piece, but I asked them to identify and refute the worldview. This was always a great delight to me when the students found and dismantled the false worldview. And this really is the goal: to enable them, by the grace of God, to distinguish good from evil and to be able to completely answer all the objections. Of course we want them to become great writers themselves, showing the unbelievers all the wonders of creation. But before they can do that, they must immerse themselves in all kinds of literature and learn to think about what they read. It is my hope that this little booklet will help inspire you and your students to do this." ~From the Booklet

AUTHOR: Nancy Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 78 pages

SIZE: 5x7"

ISBN-10: 1954887094

ISBN-13: 9781954887091

EDITION: Second 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Beth Smith
    Good, but simple

    This little book is helpful, but very basic. I expected more from it. It is nice for a short overview of American literature.

    Rebekah Rages

    Reading with Purpose

    Jenifer Williams

    I would definitely buy again. As a home school mom this little book not only helped to give me good guidelines on how to teach my children to tackle readings from every genre but helped me as well. Highly recommend!!