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.