The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
There are many themes inside the pages of this book; however, simply they all
entail the main theme of good versus evil.
The setting is a fantasy land of Narnia that is available to those through a magical wardrobe. Once in Narnia, you are among talking animals, and make believe creatures; centaurs, unicorns, fauns, and dwarfs.
This book rates five out of five. I first encountered this story as a play when I was in elementary school, I then read the book the following summer. I have loved it ever since. I find it grows with me over the years as I have returned to Narnia on several occasions, each time I pick up a new theme, and more symbolism.
For this book I would use a QAR reading strategy to build comprehension among the students. There are a lot of ideas, literary elements, vocabulary packaged within this book it would be beneficial to assist the students in unpacking it all or some of it based upon the maturity level. In a public school I would avoid most of the spiritual symbolism that is wrapped up with in the story lines. Providing questions for students to use pre- reading and then ignite discussion once the entire book or each chapter has been read.
I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...