Allan Forrie

Al Forrie is the current Publisher and Editor at Thistledown Press. In his three decades with Thistledown he has worked in varying capacities as an editorial board member, marketing & sales manager, production manager, and book designer. He has served on a variety of professional and industry boards including those of the Saskatchewan curriculum development, and as president of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group. In his capacity as a curriculum developer he has co-edited the poetry anthology Dancing Visions , the short story anthology The Last Map is the Heart, and the poetry anthology, In the Clear. He also co-wrote the Thistledown Novels Guide, and The Last Map is the Heart Teachers Resource Guide, and wrote the Notes Across the Aisle Teachers Guide, and the Takes: Stories for Young Adults Teachers Guide.




Short Story Anthology Guide
44 pages / paper

Middle Years

Takes: Stories for Young Adults Teacher Resource Guide

ISBN: 978-1-895449-62-4

The intent of this guide is to focus on the content of each of the stories in Takes: Stories for Young Adults, as well as the ideas associated with each one, and to provide suggestions for student discussions, projects, assignments and writings. For a better understanding of the writer's craft, writing technique has been highlighted and a Glossary of Terms provided.

This guide incorporates current reading response theory but also provides traditional literary activities. The aims of interaction between the student and the work are guided by the assumption that the reader is not passive, nor that all "meaning" resides in the text. Rather, the intention of this guide is to involve the student in all phases of the reading process. The teacher, therefore, is not the sole organizer of the response. This guide aims to have the teacher create the atmosphere and situations which encourage and develop the student's response, and to act as the medium for the written work. The teacher should manage the classroom so that the student takes responsibility for the reading experience.

The guide presents each story of the anthology in the context of the following format:

  • Focus
  • Writing Technique
  • Reader Response
  • Creative work in Writing, Oral and Drama, Enrichment and Entertainment.

For thematic connections see specific title.

This guide is free with each class set purchase of 20 or more


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