C.S. Lewis

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11732

Few authors have reached the status of C.S. Lewis. His books are classics enjoyed by readers of all ages, and all have moral life lessons. Learn what influenced this great British scholar and author!


Literary Studies

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


If you completed our series on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, you know C. S. Lewis is the author. Can you name at least one other book that he wrote?

C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis wrote many books.

You may be most familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia series. If you completed our series on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, you have already read one book in this seven-book series. If you missed that series of Related Lessons, begin in the right-hand sidebar.

If you enjoyed reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, you may look for other books in the Chronicle series.

In this lesson, you will find that learning about the author of a novel you have read can you give you insight into the inspiration for the author's writing.

Read the C.S. Lewis Biography from A&E Television Networks, LLC. While you read the biography, write down the answers to the following questions about C.S. Lewis' life and career:

  • Where and when was C.S. Lewis born?
  • What is his full name?
  • What awards did he win?
  • What war did he fight in?
  • What theme is present in many of his publications?
  • What other jobs did he hold?
  • When did he die?
  • Can you name one other interesting fact about C.S. Lewis?

Review the facts you wrote down with your parent or teacher, then move on to the Got It? section to compare what you wrote down with the facts listed.

  • What do you think was C.S. Lewis' biggest accomplishment?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher, then continue on to the Got It? section to test yourself.

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