"Literature: The Reader's Choice" is the first research-based high school language arts program to combine outstanding literature with innovative active learning designed to bring students to a new level of REAL Success! An inquiry-based "Big Ideas" approach organizes, motivates, and guides students' learning, while innovative color-coded highlighting pairs text passages with questions to prompt students to read actively. Key reading skills and key literary elements introduced, practiced, and assessed with every selection help students read, analyze, and comprehend a wide variety of texts, including nonfiction. You can differentiate, remediate, and accelerate with one book that will bring every student in the classroom into the community of learners!
UNIT ONE: The Short Story Part 1: Matters of Life and Death Literary Focus: Plot and Setting Vocabulary Workshop: Context Clues: Recognizing Homonyms and Homophones Part 2: Rewards and Sacrifices Literary Focus: Character and Theme Grammar Workshop: Sentence Structure: Avoiding Misplaced Modifiers Vocabulary Workshop: Multiple-Meaning Words: Distinguishing Definitions Part 3: Dreams and Reality Literary Focus: Narrator and Voice Grammar Workshop: Sentence Structure: Avoiding Run-on Sentences Writing Workshop: Response to Literature Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Oral Response to Literature
UNIT TWO: Nonfiction Part 1: Looking into Lives Literary Focus: Autobiography and Biography Grammar Workshop: Coherence: Handling Dialogue Part 2: On the Move Literary Focus: Personal and Expository Essay Grammar Workshop: Sentence Structure: Using Adverb Clauses Vocabulary Workshop: Technical Words: Understanding Jargon Part 3: Finding Common Ground Literary Focus: Persuasive Essay and Speech Comparing Literature: Different Viewpoints Writing Workshop: Autobiographical Narrative
UNIT THREE: Poetry Part 1: Nature Inspires Literary Focus: Form and Structure Vocabulary Workshop: Language Resources: Using a Thesaurus Part 2: Life Lessons Literary Focus: Language Part 3: The Strength of Family Literary Focus: Sound Devices Writing Workshop: Reflective Essay Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Reflective Presentation
UNIT FOUR: Drama Part 1: The Power of Love Literary Focus: Tragedy Literary History: Shakespearian Drama Grammar Workshop: Language Usage: Correcting Verb Tense Part 2: Awkward Encounters Literary Focus: Comedy and Modern Drama Vocabulary Workshop: Denotation and Connotation: Using a Semantic Chart Writing Workshop: Literary Analysis Essay Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Literary Analysis
UNIT FIVE: Epic and Myth Part 1: Journeys Literary Focus: Hero Literary History: Homeric Epic Vocabulary Workshop: Word Origins: Examining Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Part 2: Courage and Cleverness Literary Focus: Archetype Vocabulary Workshop: Word Origins: Examining Words from Norse Mythology Grammar Workshop: Coherence: Using Transitional Expressions Writing Workshop: Research Report Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Expository Presentation
UNIT SIX: Genre Fiction Part 1: Our World and Beyond Literary Focus: Description Grammar Workshop: Commas: Using Commas in a Series Vocabulary Workshop: Denotation and Connotation: Recognizing Loaded Words Part 2: Revealing the Concealed Literary Focus: Style and Tone Writing Workshop: Editorial
REFERENCE SECTION Literary Terms Handbook Reading Handbook Foldables Writing Handbook Business Writing Language Handbook Test-Taking Skills Handbook Glossary/Glosario Academic Word List Index of Skills Index of Authors and TitlesIndex of Art and Artists
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