CAVEAT: The quality of the scan is suboptimal, ie, the pdfs look slightly blurry and unclean in places, but the complete content is readable.
The Glencoe Reader is a special kind of book - one you can actually interact with and make your own. Go ahead. Circle, underline, or highlight parts of a selection that grab your attention or that are hard to understand. Jot down words you want to remember. Fill the margins with your own thoughts and questions. You can mark up this reader in a way that works for you - a way that helps you understand and remember what you read.
This reader-cum-workbook has been put together for US high school students, but should also prove useful in an ESL/EFL environment, where the focus is on reading, understanding, and working with different types of British-English texts.
To Students and Parents How to Use This Book The What, Why, and How of Reading
PART I Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
Reading Short Stories James Joyce: Araby Visualize; Infer; Setting; Understanding Words Used In Unfamiliar Ways Katherine Mansfield: A Cup of Tea Respond; Draw Conclusions; Character; Understanding Author's Style Elizabeth Bowen: The Demon Lover Predict; Infer; Suspense; Understanding Complicated Sentences Doris Lessing: A Mild Attack of Locusts Visualize; Draw Conclusions; Imagery; Reading Dialogue
Reading Poetry Geoffrey Chaucer: from The Canterbury Tales and from The Pardoner's Tale Question; Evaluate; Reading Side Notes John Donne: Death Be Not Proud Monitor Comprehension; Understanding Old-Fashioned Language Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ozymandias Visualize; Irony; Using Footnotes and Definitions
Reading Drama William Shakespeare from The Tragedy of Macbeth (act 1, scenes 1 – 2) Clarify; Draw Conclusions; Atmosphere; Reading Stage Directions
Reading Epics and Legends from Beowulf (translated by Burton Raffel): The Coming of Beowulf Summarize; Analyze; Epic Hero; Reading Lines of Poetry
PART II Non-fiction and Informational Text
Reading Literary Non-fiction Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal Monitor Comprehension; Interpret Satire; Understanding the Writer's Style Samuel Pepys: from The Diary of Samuel Pepys Identify Sequence; Infer; Diary; Understanding Long Sentences Winston Churchill: Be Ye Men of Valor Monitor Comprehension; Infer; Persuasion; Understanding Dashes
Reading Mass Media from inTIME magazine: Britain's Eden Summarize; Main Idea; Author's Craft; Reading Conversational Style from USA TODAY: Teen at wheel makes driving doubly deadly Connect; Evaluate; Reading Sidebars; Understanding Facts and Statistics
Reading Functional Documents Technical Document: Recipe Sequence; Understanding Abbreviations Workplace Document: Memo Skim; Author's Purpose Consumer Document: Nutrition Facts Panel Scan; Text Features Map: Road Map with Driving Directions Scan; Text Features
Reading Standardized Tests Reading Test: Type 1 - Clarify; Main Idea; Reading Figurative Language Reading Test: Type 2 - Predict; Infer; Reading for Key Words English/Language Arts Tests Connect; Evaluate; Defining Unfamiliar Words Writing Prompts Predict; Analyze; Understanding Text Features