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By Christian Novel Studies
Pedro's Journal is used in the first 11-week study of America: An Integrated Curriculum. The activities and questions in this free item were taken from the America program. For more information about America: An Integrated Curriculum, click on the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
This poster displays a quote from Patricia St. John's biography: Patricia St. John Tells Her Own StoryIf you are not familiar with Patricia St. John's writing, read a free introduction:An Introduction to Patricia St. John and Her WritingStudy guides
Subjects:
Religion, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Homeschool Curricula, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
This mini-guide workbook is for the book titled The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred D. Taylor. Ms. Taylor is the author of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; she was awarded the Newbery Medal for the writing in this book. The fictional story in The Gold
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
Digital Download PDF (4.76 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
This poster displays a quote from Patricia St. John's classic book -- Treasures of the Snow. If you are not familiar with Patricia St. John's writing, read a free introduction:An Introduction to Patricia St. John and Her WritingStudy guides and
Subjects:
Religion, Literature
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Homeschool Curricula, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
Digital Download PDF (5.71 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
If you are interested in reading and studying the complete seven-book The Chronicles of Narnia series, check out this plan to use these books for an entire school year.Literature study guides are available from Christian Novel Studies for the books
Subjects:
Religion, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Study Guides
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
Six Winnie-the-Pooh centers for elementary students are included in this free item; three worksheets that are used in the centers are also provided. The centers were originally designed for younger elementary students, but suggestions for older
Subjects:
Poetry, Reading, Physical Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
Christian Novel Studies has been committed to providing affordable literature guides since 1996. Movies are available for many of the books for which CNS has created guides, so comparing a book with a movie is beneficial and enjoyable. The main
Subjects:
Film, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Movie Guides, Activities, Minilessons
FREE
Digital Download PDF (3.56 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
This mini-guide is for the book titled The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred D. Taylor. Ms. Taylor is the author of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; she was awarded the Newbery Medal for the writing in this book The fictional story in The Gold Cadillac is
Subjects:
Geography, Literature, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
6
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By Christian Novel Studies
Two picture books were published in 2015 that relate the true story behind A. A. Milne's creation of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. This free item provides: 1) the titles and authors/illustrators of these two books2) questions and activities3) links
Subjects:
Geography, World History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
For Parents, Nonfiction Book Study, Homeschool Curricula
FREE
2
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By Christian Novel Studies
There are 10 chapters in Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne. In this free product there is at least one lesson for each chapter. If you are interested in a more extensive study of Winnie-the-Pooh, a family/group guide is available:Family/Group Guide:
Subjects:
Life Skills, Religion, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
2
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By Christian Novel Studies
This is a review sheet for a study of Minnesota. After learning about Minnesota (for suggestions check out Marvelous Minnesota! -- another free resource -- see the link below), students should cut out the figures on page 2 and glue them in the
Subjects:
Geography, General Science, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
1
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By Christian Novel Studies
The mini-guide for Mountain Born includes a study of Psalm 23. Elizabeth Yates was awarded a Newbery Honor Medal for the writing in this book. This is a poster that can be used while reading/studying Mountain Born -- or it can be used
Subjects:
Religion, Ancient History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
This introduction contains a short biography of Patricia St. John (an English missionary and author who lived from 1919 to 1993), a list of her books, and descriptions of the books. Patricia St. John is the author of children's classics like
Subjects:
Geography, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Homeschool Curricula, Other
FREE
3
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By Christian Novel Studies
The story in the picture book Boxes for Katje presents a wonderful example of sharing and generosity. Activities enhance the learning -- and make it fun!This book is readily available from libraries and from www.amazon.com. A summary of Boxes for
Subjects:
World History, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
Digital Download PDF (3.03 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
Earlier this year (2018) I created a mini-guide for Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Little Women was first published in 1868, so this year is the 150th anniversary of publication! The mini-guide focuses on vocabulary and the literary depth
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
FREE
Digital Download PDF (3.74 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
America: An Integrated Curriculum is a complete two-year program (except math) for 3rd-6th grade students (4th-7th for the second year). America can be used with any number of students in this grade range. Although reading and history are the core
Subjects:
Creative Writing, U.S. History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
For Parents, Other
FREE
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By Christian Novel Studies
Use this riddle book as you study Minnesota. Then respond to the invitation at the end of the book -- write your own riddle about something related to Minnesota!Also check out other free materials for your study of Minnesota:Marvelous
Subjects:
Writing, U.S. History, Poetry
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
FREE
Digital Download PDF (5.57 MB)
By Christian Novel Studies
America: An Integrated Curriculum is a two-year literature-based American history program that consists of six 11-week studies. This is the introduction to the second of the six 11-week studies.The first year of America is designed for 3rd-6th
Subjects:
U.S. History, For All Subjects, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Teacher Manuals
FREE
2
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By Christian Novel Studies
This free item contains a quote poster from the classic movie titled It's a Wonderful Life.The short story titled "The Greatest Gift," by Philip Van Doren Stern inspired the classic movie titled It's a Wonderful Life. A short story/movie guide is
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading, Classics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
1
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By Christian Novel Studies
In the book titled The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom, Corrie's sister, Betsie, says, ". . . we must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still." This poster contains part of
Subjects:
Religion, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Homeschool Curricula, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
Digital Download PDF (12.60 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I (Chris Roe) am a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota; reading is my area of interest and expertise. I recently retire from my part-time job of working as a substitute teacher; I am still writing literature-related materials for our family's home-based business -- Christian Novel Studies. My husband and I homeschooled our two daughters for ten years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Twenty years ago when I was student teaching and raising our two girls, I discovered something that has guided me since that time: Children love to read books! I realized that one advantage to reading/studying whole books instead of individual stories is that children are exposed to in-depth views of characters and settings. As people set in a particular place and time change and develop through the chapters of a book, students grow and expand in their understanding too. I've watched struggling readers read words fluently because the words are in context and the students are able to see the big picture. For these reasons, I began to write literature guides for books about important historical people and for books that contain classic stories. When I start CNS, I wrote guides for Christian books (TRAILBLAZER books by Dave & Neta Jackson and Treasures of the Snow -- and other books by Patricia St. John). Over the years, however, I also began writing guides for secular books -- and I connect biblical principles to the content of the book. Most of the biblical connections are in a section titled Bible/Life Application. Since most of the vocabulary, questions, and reading activities do not have Christian content, these guides are also able to be used in public schools.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In college I completed the Honors program and graduated summa cum laude. A description of my greatest honor, however, follows: Twenty-eight years ago, as I held our oldest daughter in my arms, I pondered the questions: What is the big picture? What is the major goal in raising children? I felt the answer is that -- as parents -- we should be working toward training our children to contribute to society rather than taking from it. As we think about it, contributions can take a multitude of forms -- and they can be small or large. Some can be done every day; others are accomplished over a long period of time. My greatest honor at this point in my life is watching Amy and Rachel contribute to society as adults: Amy is an elementary Spanish teacher who is touching students every day and Rachel is working at a challenging job for a growing business. As teens and young adults, they both volunteered many hours in a variety of programs in the U.S. and abroad. I am very proud of these two girls!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993 with a B.A.S. in Elementary Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an active Friend of the Duluth Public Library. I am also a member of the following reading groups: Arrowhead Reading Council and the Minnesota Reading Association. I participate in a Chapter and Verse reading group: Once a month teachers and librarians get together to discuss children's literature!

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