The Upper Elementary Teacher's Guide directs you and your students through the natural learning cycle, helping you meet the learning needs of all your students. Each of the 13 lessons features a "Lesson Focus" that states the central truth of the Bible basis in an easy-to-remember, kid-friendly phrase. In every lesson you'll find plenty of help in teaching the lesson: valuable Bible background information, tips on understanding and teaching upper-elementary kids, and lots of thought-provoking questions (with biblically-accurate answers) to guide your students into Bible study that is appropriate for them. In addition, the teacher's guide gives meaningful activities for those kids who arrive early for class and for those times when you have extra class time. In between, you'll find the time-tested Four-Step Lesson Plan. Step 1 helps your students relate to the lesson because it starts with their own experiences. Step 2 gives them the solid Bible knowledge they need. Step 3 helps them practice the truth they just learned, and Step 4 helps them choose a way to apply the lesson in their everyday lives--a complete cycle of learning that reaches every kind of learner.