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.