The Elson Readers, Book Five
Author: William H. Elson Category: Readers Cover: Softcover Pages: 444 Ages: 10 - 11 | Fifth Grade Type: Literature | Youth Illustration: Illustrated Rating: 1060L About Book Five Book Five is the first volume devoted to helping the student “read to learn” as opposed to “learn to read,” a subtle, but important, distinction. The “picture books” are left behind and the reader is introduced to a world made of words. Illustrations play a diminishing role, while the literature itself is emphasized. Understanding the meaning of the stories and poetry is the emphasis from this volume through the last, Book Eight. Children reading Book Five will be charmed by prose and poetry about the natural world; inspired by stories of home, country, and service; delighted by tales from The Arabian Nights; and impressed with the richness of the work of some of America’s greatest authors.