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Literature: The Reader's Choice (British 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 "British Literature" (2002) also "makes new things familiar and familiar things new." Designed to meet the needs of today's classroom, "British 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.


Literary Maps
Guide to Active Reading Strategies

UNIT ONE The Anglo-Saxon Period and the Middle Ages
Theme 1 The Heroic and the Humble

UNIT TWO The English Renaissance
Theme 2 Love’s Labors
Theme 3 Ambition and Anguish
Theme 4 Inspirations

UNIT THREE The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Theme 5 Criticism and Satire
Theme 6 Life Goes On

UNIT FOUR The Romantic Period
Theme 7 The Natural and the Fantastic
Theme 8 Truth and Beauty

UNIT FIVE The Victorian Age
Theme 9 Emotional Responses
Theme 10 Lasting Impressions

UNIT SIX The Twentieth Century
Theme 11 Illusion and Disillusion
Theme 12 Modern Perspectives

Literary Terms Handbook
Language Handbook
- Troubleshooter
- Troublesome Words
- Grammar Glossary
- Mechanics
- Spelling
Writing Handbook
- The Writing Process
- The 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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