- Recommended Grade Level:
- 1930's England, and Hades
- British Literature, Christian Literature
- Study Guide Author:
- Michael Poteet
- For the Book By:
- C.S. Lewis
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 85 pages
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Through C.S. Lewis’s uniquely Christian, though witty and satirical look at sin and temptation, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn more about C.S. Lewis.
Background Information: Learn about WWII and the Battle of Britain.
Before-You-Read Activities: Learn about the devil in scripture, art, literature & music. Artistic personal concept of the demonic. Bible study on temptation of Jesus. Watch interviews of veterans from WWII, Battle of Britain.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: include epistolary novel, epigraphs, parody, extended metaphor, allusion, death, suffering, worry, fear, and anxiety, antonyms, synonyms, axiom, dramatic irony, understatement, descriptive language.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: modern philosophies, materialism, apologetics, the church, expectations & disappointments, sinfulness, tangible needs, trials bring growth, friendship, guilt, human laughter & humor, humility, scruples, simple pleasures and thankfulness, peer pressure, marriage and love, pride, danger.
Activities and Writing Assignments: including research biography, writing a prayer, position paper on Christianity, collage of images of Christ, write a poem, Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem analysis, nursing home field trip, group discussion on pacifism, prayer and study partners, thanksgiving service, compare corrupted and intended, memory verses project, critical report on humor, interviews, presentation on culture, Biblical marriage, sacred music, Quakers, social issues, overview of fate and destiny, poem or song about death, Full essays such as patient analysis, faith, timeline, humanity, historical connections to the book, twisting reality, physical vs. spiritual, compare & contrast, women vs. men, motifs in Screwtape Letters, the church, apologetics, research papers on C.S. Lewis’ other work, literary symbolism, activities such as dramatic presentation, write a drama and perform, write a letter of your own, self-analysis.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Screwtape Letters.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
Learn More about the Book
Read the story summary of The Screwtape Letters and get the book HERE.
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