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McDougal Littell Literature, Grade 9 Ц Student Textbook (2008)


McDougal Littell Literature invites students to explore the world of art, literature, and life’s big questions. The unique organization around clusters of standards allows for the teaching of major literary concepts across genre. Standards that belong together are taught together. Students analyze fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media across clusters of standards. Special features support visual and media literacy, along with research strategies.


Introductory Unit
- Literary Genres Workshop
- Reading Strategies Workshop
- Writing Process Workshop

Unit 1: Narrative Structure
Literary Workshop: Plot, Conflict, Sequence
Writing Workshop: Personal Narrative

Unit 2: Characterization and Point of View
Literary Workshop: Narrator, Point of View, Characterization, Motivation
Writing Workshop: Comparison-Contrast Essay

Unit 3: Setting, Mood, and Imagery
Literary Workshop: Setting, Mood, Imagery
Writing Workshop: Short Story

Unit 4: Theme and Symbol
Literary Workshop: Theme, Symbol
Writing Workshop: Literary Analysis

Unit 5: Author’s Purpose
Critical Reading Workshop: Purpose, Perspective, Tone, Organization, Format
Writing Workshop: Problem-Solution Essay

Unit 6: Argument and Persuasion
Critical Reading Workshop: Elements of an Argument, Persuasive Techniques, Rhetorical Devices
Writing Workshop: Persuasive Speech

Unit 7: The Language of Poetry
Literary Workshop: Form, Rhyme, Sound Devices, Rhythm and Meter, Figurative Language
Writing Workshop: Personal Response to a Poem

Unit 8: Author’s Style and Voice
Literary Workshop: Elements of Style, Voice
Writing Workshop: Analysis of an Author’s Style

Unit 9: History, Culture, and the Author
Literary Workshop: Understanding Historical and Cultural Context, Writer’s Background
Writing Workshop: Persuasive Essay

Unit 10: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Literary workshop: Shakespearean Tragedy, Shakespeare’s Language, Reading Shakespeare
Writing Workshop: Comparing a Play and a Film

Unit 11: The Odyssey
Literary Workshop: Characteristics of the Epic, The Language of Homer, Reading the Epic
Writing Workshop: Subject Analysis
Investigation and Discovery

Unit 12: The Power of Research

Student Resource Bank

NB: A few pages are missing, because for some reason McD L did not include them in the pdf-version of the textbook.

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