Problem: Students sometimes have a hard time relating to--and consequently, comprehending--a historical novel. Much of the book may be foreign to kids born in the 21st century: the era, mores, culture, and significant events that shape the lives of characters. As teachers, we sometimes assume students "get" more than they actually do.
Solution: A chapter-by-chapter "Visual Text Support" PowerPoint slide show for the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles. This product generates student excitement and familiarity with the story while offering a visual context for historical and literary background and vocabulary.
Results: This comprehensive slide show made a huge difference in students' engagement with the text and understanding of the story. It has been a flexible teaching tool and excellent way to scaffold the text for all students in addition to providing an enriched historical background.
All chapters will be added by Fall 2016
Look for a discounted bundle of the whole book coming soon!