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The Glencoe Reader Course 6 (American Literature) Workbook


CAVEAT: The quality of the scan leaves a bit to be desired (slightly blurry and unclean in places), but all of the 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.


To Students and Parents
How to Use This Book
The What, Why, and How of Reading

Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Reading Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum
Clarify; Infer; Sensory Details; Reading Old-Fashioned Language
Mark Twain: The Celebrated Frog of Calaveras County
Monitor Comprehension; Draw Conclusions; Characterization; Understanding Dialect
Willa Cather: A Wagner Matinee
Review; Analyze; Read Complex Sentences
James Baldwin: The Rockpile
Predict; Infer; Setting; Understanding Pronoun References
Sandra Cisneros: Salvador Late or Early
Respond; Imagery; Understanding Irregular Sentences

Reading Poetry
Walt Whitman: I Hear America Singing
Question; Free Verse; Reading One Long Sentence
Emily Dickinson: If you were coming in the Fall
Clarify; Slant Rhyme; Understanding Unusual Punctuation and Capitalization
Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Connect; Rhyme Scheme; Interpret
Langston Hughes: I, Too
Respond; Stanza; Recognizing the Speaker
Pat Mora: For Georgia O’Keefe
Visualize; Imagery; Understanding a Poem’s Structure
Diana Chang: Most Satisfied by Snow
Interpret; Personification; Understanding Poetic License

Reading Myths
Retold by Joseph Bruchac: The Sky Tree
Sequence; Infer; Recognizing Causes and Effects

Reading Drama
Arthur Miller: from The Crucible
Respond; Evaluate; Dialogue; Reading Stage Directions

Reading Novels

Non-fiction and Informational Text

Reading Literary Non-fiction
William Bradford: from Plymouth Plantation
Monitor Comprehension; Draw Conclusions; Diction; Understanding Old-Fashioned Language;
Henry David Thoreau: from Walden
Summarize; Evaluate; Analogy; Understanding Allusions
Sojourner Truth: And Ain’t I a Woman?
Question; Interpret; Understanding Unusual Words and Expressions
Garrett Hongo: from Kubota
Predict; Analyze; Memoir; Following Sequence of Events

Reading Mass Media
from inTIME magazine: Will We Meet E.T.?
Question; Main Idea; Author's Purpose; Understanding Scientific Terms
from USA TODAY: When they eat your dog, they’re not so cute
Preview; Draw Conclusions; Text Features; Understanding Hyphenated Words

Reading Functional Documents
Physical Map: Map of North America
Scan; Finding Physical Features on a Map
Memorandum: Junior Class Letter
Review; Understanding Instructions
Application: Job Application
Preview; Understanding Bureaucratic Language
Consumer Document: Product Warranty
Clarify; Understanding Legal Language

Standardized Tests

Reading Standardized Tests
Reading Test
Monitor Comprehension; Main Idea; Identifying Cause and Effect
English/Language Arts Tests:
Scan; Main Idea; Understanding Text Features
Writing Prompts:
Question; Draw Conclusions; Reading for Key Words

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