Classic Literature and Virtue (CLAV) is the newest stand-alone workbook in the PACE curriculum, exploring the 10 PACE virtues through excerpts from timeless works of literature.
CLAV is a stand-alone resource that furthers the core virtue study of the PACE curriculum in a new context: through Classic Literature.
Suggested for grades 9-10, CLAV reproduces excerpts from time-tested books and short stories from across the world in order to engage students with virtue study in a whole new light.
CLAV will help you set up students to be miles ahead of their high school contemporaries in terms of reading and analyzing literature!
How does it work?
The CLAV workbook provides each student with a collection of quality excerpts that highlight the 10 PACE virtues. We have selected 20 inspiring & stimulating works of fiction that serve to familiarize students with some of the best writers and literary works of all time.
After reading each excerpt, students complete a variety of exercises designed to help them grapple with the texts and characters as examples of virtuous—or non-virtuous—themes and behaviors.
What exercises are featured?
For each of the reading passages (2 per virtue), CLAV includes:
contextual background info
definitions and quotes
literary analysis questions
personal application exercises
Which works are included?
Some of the works included in CLAV are:
The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
The Garden Party (Mansfield)
"Paul Revere's Ride" (Longfellow)
The Odyssey (Homer)
"The Red-Headed League" (Doyle)
While reading stories about surviving on a desert island (The Swiss Family Robinson), lying about being sick to avoid going to school (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), or sharing with others (A Little Princess), students will share in the characters' lives, learning from their successes and failures, behavior and decisions, which in turn will help shape their own character.
Purchase CLAV today and supply your students with quality literature that will aid them in dealing with important issues they will encounter throughout their lives.
self-directed instruction for weekly/monthly study
• 20 literary excerpts
• 6 exercise sections per work
• answer key
131-page digital download
contextual intros for each excerpt
standardized testing-level vocab
easy adaptability to curriculum
USING CLAV AS AN ENGLISH LIT COURSE
As outlined above, CLAV can be used as a virtue supplement to your academic curriculum, but it can also be used as an English literature course of study itself!
Below are a few suggestions on how to modify CLAV to be a high school credit-level resource.
Select reading materials
Choose ten literary works (one for each month of the acadeimc year) from CLAV to read in their entirety.
We recommend that you use a mix of short stories and novels.
Develop a curriculum
Use the exercises outlined in CLAV to discuss each story and create longer writing prompts. Additionally, consider asking some of the following questions:
What is the author's background?
What is the time period and setting of the story?
Who are the main characters? What are their roles?
What motivates the protagonist?
What are the main plot points?
What are your favorite parts of the story? Include three, using quotes where applicable.
Did you find the ending satisfying? Why or why not?
Make CLAV your own!
Come up with your own fun exercises and writing assignments based on the works in CLAV!
If you'd like more information on making CLAV a high school literature resource, please reach out to us: email@example.com.
"As a 7 - 9th grade English teacher, I was impressed with the CLAV program. The literature excerpts are well-chosen and grade-appropriate, the exercises reinforce that goals of the lesson plan in a fun way, and the writing prompts are useful and effective. I highly recommend this program!"
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