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BJU Press Reading and Literature

The BJU Press Reading & Literature curriculum lesson plans for Homeschool Planet layout the publisher’s recommended course of study for your BJU textbooks*BJU Press Reading curriculum provides a variety of character-building stories and classical literature selections in addition to thought-provoking questions and activities that work together to enhance a child’s reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary proficiency. With the BJU Press Literature curricula, students will learn to read and appreciate a wide range of literature in a variety of genres and develop literary analysis skills as well as learn to interpret and evaluate what they read in light of Biblical truth.

*Please note that these plans are for the textbook series, not Distance Learning, and all lesson plans reflect the pacing as found in the official BJU Press Lesson Plan Overviews.

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  • The publisher-recommended course of study.
  • Daily assignments with support materials.
  • Checkboxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and a permanent record of their achievement.
  • The Literature Lesson plan bundle includes ALL 11 Literature lesson plans.
  • The Reading Lesson plan bundle includes ALL 11 lesson plans.
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BJU Press Reading Lesson Plan Bundle For Grades 1 - 6
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Lesson plans included:
BJU Press Beginnings K/5 Reading, 3rd ed. For Grade K
BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed. For Grade 1
BJU Press Reading 2A & 2B, 2nd ed. For Grade 2
BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. For Grade 2
BJU Press Reading 3A & 3B, 2nd ed. For Grade 3
BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. For Grade 3
BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed. For Grade 4
BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed. For Grade 4
BJU Press Reading 5, 2nd ed. For Grade 5
BJU Press Reading 5, 3rd ed. For Grade 5
BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. For Grade 6
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BJU Press Beginnings K/5 Reading, 3rd ed. For Grade K
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190314: BJU Press K5 Beginnings Reading Books Teacher"s Edition, Third Edition

BJU Press K5 Beginnings Reading Books Teacher's Edition, Third Edition
By BJU Press

This book helps you to achieve the goals of the Kindergarten Beginnings Reading Books.



    • Invite children into the joy and benefit of reading.

    • Begin building comprehension skill at the earliest levels.

    • Provide appealing practice of kindergarten skills.

    • Build silent and oral reading habits that further fluency.

    • Encourage parent participation in the learning process.




Lesson plans for the thirty-two readers correlate with the skills of the Beginnings Second Edition in present use. This teacher's edition also matches the skill progression in Phonics Practice for K5 and is an excellent tool for reading practice.

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BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed. For Grade 1
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283671: BJU Press Reading Grade 1 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press Reading Grade 1 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
By BJU Press

Put kids on the track to fluent reading with BJU Press' Reading 1 4th Edition kit! The combination of worktext practice and student readers is mutually reinforcing and helps students with sequencing, context clues, reading comprehension, linking images with text, and more.

The Student Worktext for Reading 1 provides additional practice for each lesson in the curriculum. Fill-in-the-blank, gluing, multiple choices, word bank, matching, and other fun types of activities are included; pages are filled with full-color illustrations. 161 pages, softcover with detached glue binding; the binding is intentionally not attached to the glue spine for even easier removal of pages.

Six Student Reader Texts contain a variety of colorfully illustrated stories, poems, plays and articles. Focusing around child-friendly themes like music, animals, helping others, colors, treasures and more, these readers engage children with age-appropriate vocabulary and leveled stories. Books are softcover and range from 100-160 pages.

The Teacher's Guide includes reproduced student pages that have the correct answers overlaid for quick & easy grading. Semi-scripted lessons provide questions and answers for discussion, curriculum connections, worktext instructions, objectives, reader & worktext pages, materials needed, a scripted introduction, and vocabulary words. Blackline masters are included in the back, as well as a CD-ROM. Two books, spiral-bound. Soft front-cover, hard back-cover.

This kit includes:

  • Reading 1 Worktext

  • Reading 1 Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, Spiralbound.

  • Reader 1A: Colors Glowing

  • Reader 1B: Feathers, Fins, and Fur

  • Reader 1C: Helping Hands

  • Reader 1D: A Day to Remember

  • Reader 1E: Hear the Music

  • Reader 1F: Treasures to Keep


This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading 1 Kit, 4th Edition.

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BJU Press Reading 2A & 2B, 2nd ed. For Grade 2
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BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. For Grade 2
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501122: BJU Press Reading 2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press Reading 2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

The BJU Press Reading 2 curriculum is centered upon four student text readers: Reading 2A: All God's Creatures, Reading 2B: Hearts and Hands, Reading 2C: Memories to Keep, and Reading 2D: Precious Treasures student texts.

Within the readers, engaging artwork changes with each story and provides visual interest for early readers. Before reading the selection, an easy-to-understand page introduces a relevant literary element. The story is followed by a "Think and Discuss" section that features discussion questions and new vocabulary, and often also features a "Look Again" section that provides an additional activity or question. Interesting and developmen tally-appropriate selections come from a variety of sources, including realistic and historical fiction, fables, folktales, Bible accounts, biography, drama, and poetry. Chapters progress in difficulty and are sequenced for readability and skill progression.

The teacher's edition features two volumes. Reduced-size student reader pages are included with the margins filled with notes for the teacher. These helpful notes include information on the phonics used, objectives, a list of materials needed, "Before reading" work, questions to accompany the reading, and "After Reading" work including review questions, vocabulary pages, and workbook page assignments.

Two BJ Booklinks sets (book and BJ Booklinks guide) are also included: Pulling Together and The Treasure of Pelican Grove. The BJ Booklinks guides include a number of activities and questions to help students dig deeper into their readings, including a Scriptural application.

The Student Worksheets focus on specific reading skills such as phonics, comprehension, sequencing, and other early-reading skills. Students will finish sentence completions, number sentences in story order, match words to pictures, separate compound words, identify phonics elements within words, and more.

The Worktext Answer Key features full-size reproductions of the student workbook pages have the correct answers overlaid in pink ink for easy grading.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Edition

  • Reading 2A: All God's Creatures

  • Reading 2B: Hearts and Hands

  • Reading 2C: Memories to Keep

  • Reading 2D: Precious Treasures

  • BJ Booklinks: The Treasure of Pelican Cove

  • The Treasure of Pelican Cove, 104 pages, softcover.

  • BJ Booklinks: Pulling Together

  • Pulling Together, 135 pages, softcover

  • Student Worktext; 346 non-reproducible, consumable pages; three-ring-punched with detached spine and glue binding for pages. 3rd Edition.

  • Worktext Answer Key, 346 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.


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BJU Press Reading 3A & 3B, 2nd ed. For Grade 3
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BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. For Grade 3
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706014: BJU Press Reading Grade 3 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

BJU Press Reading Grade 3 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)
By BJU Press

The BJU Press Reading Grade 3 kit includes the "teaching set" materials parents with the materials required to easily teach this 3rd grade language arts curriculum. The teacher's guide includes reduced-size student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Lesson notes are provide and include objects, notes on vocabulary, questions (with student answers), and other helpful information for parents. The teacher's toolkit in the back of the book includes phonics teaching aids, vocabulary teaching aids, comprehension teaching aids, book activities, sustained silent reading journals, teacher resources, read-aloud lesson plans, centers and activities, assessment tools, and a worktext answer key.

The BJ BookLinks: The Case of the Dognapped Cat and BJ Booklink: These are My People are designed to link novels to content areas and life skills. BookLinks feature lesson plans along with vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises.

Carefully selected third-grade-leveled reading selections will help students improve their reading skills through progressively difficult texts in the Reading 3 Book A and Reading 3 Book B Readers. Divided into two sections in each book (four in total), each features multiple stories in different genres such as poetry, realistic fiction, biographies, and historical fiction. Feature pages include "think and discuss" and "look again" questions that highlight literary skills, comprehension questions, and vocabulary. Different artistic styles are used for the illustrations.

The workbook includes practice worksheets that are designed to reinforce basic reading skills developed through the texts, including phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and composition skills. A variety of enjoyable exercises include drawing, creative writing, sequencing, fill-in-the-blank questions, tables & charts, multiple choice, matching, and other types of questions.

The Worktext Answer Key features full-size reproductions of the student pages are provided with the correct answers overlaid in pink italic ink.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, Spiralbound, soft front cover and hard back cover.

  • The Case of the Dognapped Cat BJ Booklink and Book

  • These are My People BJ Booklink and Book

  • Reading 3 Student Book A, 3rd Edition, 385 pages, softcover with glossary.

  • Reading 3 Student Book B, 3rd Edition, 420 pages, softcover with glossary.

  • Reading 3 Student Workbook, 3rd Edition, 269 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched with glue-binding for easy page removal. Consumable; non-reproducible pages.

  • Reading 3 Worktext Teacher's Edition, 3rd Edition, 269 pages, softcover, spiralbound.BJU Press was formerly called Bob Jones; this resource is also known as Bob Jones Adventures in Reading 3 Kit, 3rd Edition.


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BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed. For Grade 4
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260463: BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Student Text, Second Edition

BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Student Text, Second Edition
By BJU Press

This Grade 4 Reader from BJU Press includes engaging, grade-level stories that children will love to read. Illustrations are included to provide visual interest, and many of the stories include a moral or biblical theme. "Skill Lessons" includes notes on using various skills, such as reading encyclopedias or maps. 554 pages, softcover, with mini-glossary in the back of the book.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Student Text, Grade 4, 2nd Edition, Updated Copyright.

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BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed. For Grade 4
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515049: BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

Deepen your child's love of reading with this engaging level four program! Before, during, and after reading, students develop comprehension skills through strategies, questions, and activities. Silent and oral practice opportunities build their proficiency, vocabulary, and literary mastery. Biblical understanding and discernment are enhanced through guided instruction. Kit includes a teacher's edition, a student text, worktext with answer key, and assessments with answer key.

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BJU Press Reading 5, 2nd ed. For Grade 5
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268673: BJU Press Reading Grade 5 Student Text (Updated Copyright)

BJU Press Reading Grade 5 Student Text (Updated Copyright)
By BJU Press

To be used with the BJU Press Reading Grade 5 curriculum, this student text provides engaging reading material that's presented in a colorfully illustrated format. The selections were carefully chosen to help students build reading comprehension while cultivating an appreciation of literature. Softcover.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Grade 5 Student Text, 2nd Edition with copyright update.

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BJU Press Reading 5, 3rd ed. For Grade 5
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624553: BJU Press Reading 5 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)BJU Press Reading 5 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

BJU Press' Reading 5 Subject Kit. 2nd ed. provides engaging reading material for the fifth grade level. Presented in a colorful, richly illustrated format, the literature and informational selections help students build reading comprehension, exercise biblical discernment and critical thinking skills, and cultivate an appreciation of literature. Grade 5.

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BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. For Grade 6
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128330: BJU Press Reading 6: Full as the World Student Worktext, Second Edition

BJU Press Reading 6: Full as the World Student Worktext, Second Edition
By BJU Press

Reinforce reading skills with this student worktext. Accompanying BJU Press' Reading 6 Student Textbook, comprehension questions, character analysis, reference exercises, vocabulary reviews, and literature element questions are included.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Grade 6: As Full as the World Student Worktext, 2nd Edition.

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BJU Press Footsteps for Fours, 3rd ed. For Grade K4
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928067: Footsteps for Fours K4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)Footsteps for Fours K4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

Just like boisterous puppies, your 4-year-olds are ready to bound into the wide world of learning! This all-inclusive set helps you joyfully introduce them to language arts, handwriting, social studies, and science. Music, art, and cooking activities are integrated into the lessons. Appropriate for half- or full-day schedules. Kit includes 4-part teacher guide; writing and activity packets; visuals; practice cards; and more.

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BJU Press Focus on Fives For Grade K5
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624439: BJU Press Focus on Fives Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press Focus on Fives Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
By BJU Press

BJU Press' Focus on Fives Subject Kit. 4th ed. starts children on a path for developing learning the skills they will need for first grade. Students receive basic age-appropriate introductions to science, social studies, handwriting, phonics, and reading. Fun and exciting learning activities help young students build a foundation in phonemic awareness, reading strategies, listening, and speaking. Worldview shaping begins early with the four key themes addressed throughout the course: God is great, and God is good; God created me and all things; the Bible is God's Word, and it is true; and I learn in order to serve God and others. Grade Kindergarten.

This kit includes the following:

  • Focus on Fives K5 Teacher's Edition (4th ed.)

  • Focus on Fives K5 Worktext (4th ed.)

  • Reading Books for K5 (34 books; 4th ed.)

  • Phonics Practice for K5 (4th ed.)

  • K5 Phonics and Review Cards (4th ed.)

  • K5 Write Now! Handwriting (4th ed.)

  • Visuals Homeschool Flip Chart

  • Phonics Charts Homeschool Packet


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BJU Press Literature Lesson Plan Bundle For Grades 6 - 12
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Lesson plans included in this bundle:
BJU Press Prespectives in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 6
BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 7
BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 8
BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 9
BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 10
BJU Press American Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 11
BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 11
BJU Press British Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 12
BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 12
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BJU Press Perspectives in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 6
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636326: BJU Press Reading Grade 6 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press Reading Grade 6 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

Help students experience lifelong reading success! BJU's Grade 6 Perspectives in Literature Third Edition curriculum teaches students how to analyze, interpret, comprehend, and compare works of literature and informational texts; evaluate and respond to themes and ideas from a biblical worldview; and communicate effectively and creatively in their own writing. Kit includes the Student Edition textbook, 3-volume Teacher Edition packaged with a teacher copy of the three readers, Activities book, Assessments book, and Answer Keys for both.

This kit includes:

  • Student Edition, 3rd Edition

  • Teacher Edition, 3rd Edition, three volumes

  • Activities

  • Activities Answer Key

  • Assessments

  • Assessments Answer Key

  • The Book of Three

  • A Single Shard

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins


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BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 7
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292730: BJU Press Explorations of Literature Grade 7 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press Explorations of Literature Grade 7 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
By BJU Press

Teach your students literary analysis, and enable them to interpret and evaluate what they read in light of Biblical truth. The BJU Explorations in Literature curriculum covers six themes through a Biblical perspective: courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family. Selections in the student text end with review questions and "thinking zone" sidebars that highlight various elements of literature; unit assessments include multiple choice questions, short answer questions, true/false questions, essays, and matching.

The two wrap-around teacher's guides include full-color reduced student pages with instructional notes in the margins. Objectives; relevant page number/directions for the student text, Teacher CD-ROM, and Teacher's Edition; any necessary preparation, teaching strategies that include motivation, discussion with scripted questions, history links, and enrichment ideas; and additional analysis tips.

The included teacher's toolkit CD-ROM includes in-class enrichment and reinforcement activities; writing worksheets and rubrics; short-answer quizzes; ESL exercises; reading and vocabulary standardized test practice sheets; word lists; bulletin board sketches; and a guide to explaining the Gospel.

The Test booklet features questions that include matching, short answer, multiple choice, and true/false.

The Test Key features full-size reproductions of each test with the correct answers overlaid.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Literature Grade 7 Kit, 4th Edition.

This 7th Grade kit includes:

  • Text book, 545 pages, softcover. Grade 7.

  • Teacher's Edition, 2 spiral-bound teacher books with hard back covers and soft front covers. 545 pages total.

  • Tests; not reproducible; glue binding for easy removal.

  • Test Answer Key


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BJU Press Exploring Themes in Literature 5th ed. For Grade 7
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228240: Exploring Themes in Literature Homeschool Kit (5th Edition)Exploring Themes in Literature Homeschool Kit (5th Edition)
By BJU Press

Prepare seventh graders for the rigors of reading and critical thinking at the high school level! Surveying literature from many genres, authors, and time periods together with C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle (sold separately), they'll explore the human condition and consider how man's solutions and biblical answers diverge. One-year course includes student text; 2-volume teacher's guide; assessments; and answer key. From BJU Press.

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BJU Press Making Connection in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 8
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540773: Making Connections in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)Making Connections in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
By BJU Press

Encourage a lifelong love of literature! This 8th-grade curriculum gives students the reading strategies and skills they need to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and compare a variety of contemporary and classic literary selections---including a full-length study of Irene Hunt's novel Across Five Aprils. Kit includes fourth edition teacher and student textbooks, assessments book, and answer key.

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BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 8
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256370: BJU Press Excursions in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press Excursions in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

Discover the joys of literature in the light of biblical truth with BJU Press' Excursions in Literature, Third Edition. Both color and pen-and-ink illustrations lend artistic flourish to the stories chosen to represent the themes of the units: friends, choices, heroes, discoveries and adventures. Selections represent a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including Louisa May Alcott, Katherine Mansfield, Langston Hughes, O. Henry, Amy Carmichael, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, traditional folklore and the text of Donnalynn Hess' In Search of Honor. Small text boxes define unfamiliar vocabulary words and provide information about the author; each chapter concludes with Thinking Zone questions designed to test students' interpretive, literal, critical and appreciative responses to the selection.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Guide with CD-ROM, 720 pages, 2 spiral-bound books with reduced student text and correct answers overlaid.

  • Student Text; 608 pages, softcover

  • Tests

  • Test Answer KeyThis resource is also known as Bob Jones Excursions in Literature Homeschool Kit, Grade 8, 3rd Edition.


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BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 9
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471254: BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)

BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)
By BJU Press

BJU Press' Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature's foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview; the literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.

The teacher's guide includes an English translation of Ronstand's drama Cyrano de Bergerac, varied teaching strategies, highlighted marginal notes of literary analysis, discussion questions, notes for biblical worldview analysis, and answers to student text questions.

This kit includes:

  • Fundamentals of Literature Teacher's Edition

  • Fundamentals of Literature Student Text

  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests

  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests Answer KeyThis resource is also known as Bob Jones Fundamentals of Literature Homeschool Kit, Grade 9, 2nd Edition.


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BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 10
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283937: BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)

BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)
By BJU Press

Strengthen your student's understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts such sound and syntax, symbolism, irony, allusion, and more. Each chapter introduces an aspect of literature through representations of concepts such as free verse, meter, feet, assonance, alliteration and rhyme. Several genres of literature are introduced (short fiction, biography, poetry) with excerpts from some of the greatest writers in history, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

In the textbook, end-of-chapter discussion questions guide students toward higher-order thinking skills, "Thinking Zones" introduce additional literary terms twice per unit, and unit reviews help prepare students for unit tests through short answer, t/f, and essay questions. Introductory essays focus on bringing literary concepts into conformity with a biblical worldview, while biographical author sketches, examples of notable artwork, and full-color images are also integrated throughout. Softcover, 477 pages. 2nd Edition.

The teacher's edition includes reduced student pages with wrap-around margins that contain teaching objectives; teaching strategies; a detailed lesson plan that includes an introduction, analysis, and links to grammar, vocabulary, and scripture; additional information and resources; and answers to all review questions. The support materials CD includes teaching helps for enrichment and reinforcement; writing worksheets and rubrics; short-answer quizzes; ESL exercises; reading/vocab standardized test practices; and word lists.

The Tests and Test Pack provide opportunities for assessment and review.

This kit includes:

  • Elements of Literature Textbook

  • Elements of Literature Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, spiralbound

  • Tests

  • Test Answer Key


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BJU Press American Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 11
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BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 11
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506154: BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)
By BJU Press

Acquaint your students with the prose and poetry of American authors from the early days of colonization through the present with BJU Press' American Literature 11th -grade course. Organized chronologically and by context, the American Literature Textbook covers the historical context, literary movements, and principle players that helped to shape American culture and society. Each lesson is broken down into Before/During/After Reading sections. The first highlights key aspects of literature, explains key concepts, defines vocabulary, and helps orient students to the work. The "during" section presets the literature with side-bar margin questions. The last section includes "Think and Discuss" questions that review and assess comprehension of emphases and ideas. Author Biography pages provide an overview of authors' lives, and Chapter Reviews outline important concepts to help prepare students for tests. Written from a Christian worldview, this course encourages students evaluate literature in the light of Scripture and determine whether or not works are biblically sound.

The Teacher's Edition contains reduced-size student pages with highlighting that's keyed to a series of color-coded observations. The margins are filled with notes for the teacher including before reading and after reading lessons, along with the primary lesson itself. Students will learn to analyze, read, and evaluate the content as they make their way through a variety of texts; there are also notes on vocabulary and using words in context. The included Teacher's Toolkit CD contains teaching helps and answer keys, supplemental texts, writing worksheets, and writing rubrics.

The tests make it easy to assess your students' retention; tests include short answer, multiple-choice, true/false, matching, and essay questions. 12 tests plus a midterm and final are included. The Tests Answer key features full-size tests with the correct answers overlaid along with page numbers where the answer may be found.

This BJU Press American Literature Grade 11, 3rd Edition Kit includes:

  • American Literature Student Textbook, 3rd Edition, 674 pages, softcover.

  • American Literature Teacher's Edition, 3rd Edition, 676 pages, spiralbound, 2 volumes, soft front cover and hard back cover.

  • American Literature Tests, 3rd Edition, glue-binding.

  • American Literature Tests Answer Key, 3rd Edition, loose-leaf and three-hole-punched.


This resource is also known as Bob Jones American Literature Kits, Grade 11, 3rd Edition.

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BJU Press British Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 12
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195842: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher"s Edition (2nd Edition)

BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher's Edition (2nd Edition)
By BJU Press

This teacher's edition accompanies BJU Press' British Literature Student Text, Grade 12.Student pages are reproduced here, and suggestions on analysis, discussion, and biblical application are provided. Suggested discussion question answers are also included. 846 pages, spiral-bound, 2 volumes. 2nd Edition.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones British Literature Teacher's Edition, Grade 12, 2nd Edition.

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BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed For Grade 12
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618282: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
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BJU Press' British Literature Subject Kit. 3rd ed. prepares students for the rigors of reading and critical thinking at the college level. They will broaden their cultural literacy and sharpen their sensitivity to aesthetics within the God-given gifts of language and storytelling. Most importantly, this course challenges them to understand on a more personal level the problem of the human condition and recognize where humanistic and biblical solutions to that condition differ. Grade 12.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones British Literature Subject Kit 3rd ed. Grade 12.

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