As students approach the teen years, they begin to face bigger decisions. Our seventh-grade reader The Road Less Traveled presents examples of others whose early choices affected their lives. Selections include character-building parables from nature, stories of pioneer trailblazing, examples of living for others, incentives for seeking true treasures, and exhortation to humility. Two or three lessons a week provide a year’s work.
The accompanying LightUnits lead students to understand that the well-traveled road is not always the best road. Exercises help students increase comprehension, evaluate what they read, and apply it to themselves and their situations.
An optional Teacher’s Guide provides brief teacher’s notes, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests.