This Parent Manual complements the American Autobiography Trilogy: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass and Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Fitting in with the Common Core, these are classic works of American literature.
For each of the titles Thompson provides background information and profound, insightful comments about style, character and content. There are Socratic questions for language discussion, quotations to study, creative questions and activities, and suggestions for academic writing practice. There is also a compilation of vocabulary that is common to all three books.