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Literature: The Reader's Choice, American Literature Ц Interactive Student Edition (2002)


"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Glencoe "American Literature" (2002) also "makes new things familiar and familiar things new." Designed to meet the needs of today's classroom, "American Literature" has been developed with careful attention to instructional planning for teachers, strategic reading support, and universal access that meets the learning needs of all students.

'Genre Focus' introduces students to the elements and characteristics of the major genres highlighted in each unit.
'Active Reading Strategies' shows students the kind of thinking and questioning skilled readers use when reading a particular type of literature.
'Active Reading Models' let students apply the reading strategies that they just learned to a selection.
'Media Connections' provide contemporary connections to many selections through sources such as newspapers, magazines, web sites, song lyrics, and screenplays.
'Comparing Selections' pages in each unit present options for comparing and contrasting two selections through writing and discussions.


Guide to Active Reading

UNIT 1: From the Earliest Days
Theme 1: Beginnings and Change

UNIT 2: A New Nation
Theme 2: Breaking Free
Theme 3: Gaining Insight

UNIT 3: The Civil War and Its Aftermath
Theme 4: The Union Is Tested
Theme 5: Two New American Voices

UNIT 4: Regionalism and Realism
Theme 6: The Energy of the Everyday

UNIT 5: Beginnings of the Modern Age
Theme 7: New Directions
Theme 8: The Harlem Renaissance

UNIT 6: Midcentury Voices
Theme 9: Personal Discoveries
Theme 10: Acting on an Idea

UNIT 7: Into the Twenty-First Century
Theme 11: Generations
Theme 12: Variety Is Richness


Literary Terms Handbook
Language Handbook
- Troubleshooter
- Troublesome Words
- Grammar Glossary
- Mechanics
- Spelling
Writing Handbook
- The Writing Process
- Writing Modes
- Research Paper Writing
- Business and Technical Writing
Communications Skills Handbook
- Using Electronic Resources
- Study and Test-Taking Skills
Reading Handbook
- Vocabulary Development
- Comprehension Strategies
- Literary Response
- Analysis and Evaluation
Writing Workshop Models
Spanish Glossary
Index of Skills
Index of Authors and Titles
Index of Art and Artists

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