Since Adam and Missy Andrews first released Teaching the Classics in 2004, this video-based training seminar has helped thousand of parents and teachers lead profound discussions of literature at every grade level from K through 12. Adam Andrews shows parents how to identify the five basic elements of fiction (Setting, Character, Conflict, Plot and Theme) in any story, and how to conduct a Socratic discussion of these elements to uncover the author’s main idea. The syllabus notebook provides a Socratic List of 173 ready-made discussion questions applicable to any story in the world.
This revised and expanded second edition has been completely re-filmed, with 2 hours of brand new video content and an expanded syllabus notebook. Eight one-hour presentations feature line-by-line explanations of each question on the Socratic List; dramatic readings of six classic stories accompanied by first edition illustrations; explanatory lectures on Setting, Characters, Conflict, Plot, Theme, Literary Devices, and Context; a practicum session for teachers in training, and more.