Teacher Guide Library
Our teacher guides will help you apply the Teaching the Classics method to individual works of literature in the classroom. Each guide is a complete Socratic discussion of a particular story with questions addressing all five elements of fiction (conflict, plot, setting, characters, and theme) as well as context and stylistic devices.
Questions in each discussion are drawn from our exclusive Socratic list and include answers keyed to page numbers in the text of Teaching the Classics in order to help the busy teacher begin developing his or her own thoughts and ideas on a particular work. Each teacher guide also includes completed story charts and suggestions for writing assignments. We do not suggest giving students access to these guides, as the student of literature must learn to search for answers and engage the authors themselves.