"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.
Features: '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
REFERENCE SECTION 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 Glossary Spanish Glossary Index of Skills Index of Authors and Titles Index of Art and Artists Acknowledgments