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McDougal Littell Literature, Grade 10 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: Plot, Setting, and Mood
Literary Workshop: Setting, Mood, Plot, Conflict
Writing Workshop: Interpretive Essay

Unit 2: Character Development
Literary Workshop: Character Traits, Motivation
Writing Workshop: Autobiographical Narrative

Unit 3: Narrative Devices
Literary Workshop: Point of View, Narrator, Foreshadowing, Flashback
Writing workshop: Short Story

Unit 4: Theme
Literary Workshop: Theme, Symbol
Writing Workshop: Comparison-Contrast Essay

Unit 5: Author’s Purpose
Critical Reading Workshop: Author’s Purpose and Perspective, Patterns of Organization
Writing Workshop: Cause-and-Effect Essay

Unit 6: Argument and Persuasion
Critical Reading Workshop: Argument, Persuasive Techniques, Rhetorical Devices
Writing Workshop: Editorial

Unit 7: The Language of Poetry
Literary Workshop: Form, Poetic Elements, Sound Devices, Imagery, Figurative Language
Writing Workshop: Literary Analysis

Unit 8: Author’s Style and Voice
Literary Workshop: Style, Voice, Diction, Tone
Writing Workshop: Critical Review

Unit 9: History, Culture, and the Author
Literary Workshop: Writer’s Background, Historical and Cultural Influences
Writing Workshop: Informative Essay, Interview

Unit 10: Greek Tragedy and Medieval Romance
Literary Workshop: Characteristics of Greek Tragedy, Conventions of Medieval Romance
Writing Workshop: Persuasive Essay

Unit 11: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Literary Workshop: Characteristics of a Shakespearean Tragedy
Writing Workshop: Comparing a Play and a Film

Unit 12: The Power of Research

Student Resource Bank

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

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