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.
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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 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
PART II 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