Literature - Mosdos
Mosdos Press is used in fourth through eighth grade for studying literature. We use this series for multiple reasons, two of which are the exciting breadth of genre and the moral examples found in each piece of literature. Mosdos incorporates "world-class secular literature for elementary and middle school" grades that are "broadly representative, intellectually challenging, and morally framed." For parents and teachers, this means that we can be confident that students are reading the "best" literature, while reinforcing moral values.
"Children who read extensively learn to write, articulate, and problem-solve successfully. Good readers are good thinkers. But what are your children thinking? Unfortunately, the trade book market is swamped with popular themes that are the antithesis of traditional family values. Misguided publishers have used provocative topics to encourage reading. Encouraging reading is an excellent goal, but encouraging middle school readers to read inappropriate themes is laying the foundation for a weak moral structure." (quotation fro Mosdos Press)
For more information, click the links below to see how Mosdos Press' Literature Resources are used in the upper grades of GSCA.
4th-5th Grade use the Coral Literature Book - This book contains 26 short stories, 39 poetry selections, 9 nonfiction essays, 2 drama selections, and an entire novel. Four of these selections are available to view of online: The Streets are Free, The Silent Lobby, The Memory Box, and A Niche in the Kitchen. (The pages take a moment to load after clicking on the name of the story.)
Click here to view the table of contents for Coral.
Click here to view a sample page from the student book.
Click here to view a sample page from the student workbook.