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  • Using Literature to Learn Principles of the Gospel

Using Literature to Learn Principles of the Gospel


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Reading a book is one of the greatest pleasures there is, but too often we read only to find out what happens. Literature of all kinds, however, is much richer than a mere series of events. Literature can make us more compassionate, teach us gospel truths, and fill our lives with beauty.  We will learn how to evaluate literature and how to read and teach literature so that all its richness influences us. “Nothing touches the soul but leaves its impress, and thus, little by little, we are fashioned into the image of all we have seen, heard, known, and meditated. And if we learn to live with all that is the fairest and the purest and the best, the love of it all will, in the end, become our very lives.”  This is what literature can become for us.

Handout: Judgement Grid

Handout: Our Literature Pens


Presenter: Karen Arnesen is the mother of seven children ages 14 to 28. She learned about home schooling before she was married and fell in love with the idea. All of her children have been taught at home until high school, where they take music and AP classes, but do not graduate. She taught 8th grade in public school and at UVU (then UVSC) and worked for the Ensign magazine before she got married. She currently teaches a 5-year honors and AP Literature class in her home for a wonderful group of home school students. Karen writes the history and literature portions of American Heritage’s Family School. She loves being with her family, reading, traveling, camping and hiking, knitting, crocheting. She does not love exercising, but she does it six days a week. She is looking forward to her first grandchild in June. She has daughter on a mission and a son and daughter leaving in May and June.

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