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McDougal Littell Literature, Grade 7 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

Part 1: Literary Elements

Unit 1 Plot, Conflict, and Setting
Reader’s Workshop: Plot, Conflict, Setting
Writing Workshop: Descriptive Essay

Unit 2 Analyzing Character and Point of View
Reader’s Workshop: Point of View, Narrator, Methods of Characterization
Writing Workshop: Comparison-Contrast Essay

Unit 3 Understanding Theme
Reader’s Workshop: Theme
Writing Workshop: Short Story

Part 2: Language and Culture

Unit 4 Mood, Tone, and Style
Reader’s Workshop: Mood, Tone, Author’s Style
Writing Workshop: Interpretive Essay

Unit 5 Appreciating Poetry
Reader’s Workshop: Form, Speaker, Sound Devices, Imagery, Figurative Language
Writing Workshop: Personal Response to a Poem

Unit 6 Myths, Legends, and Tales
Reader’s Workshop: Traditional Literature
Writing Workshop: Cause-and-Effect Essay

Part 3: Nonfiction With Purpose

Unit 7 Biography and Autobiography
Reader’s Workshop: Characteristics of Biographies and Autobiographies
Writing Workshop: Personal Narrative

Unit 8 Information, Argument, and Persuasion
Reader’s Workshop: Text Features, Preview, Main Idea and Supporting Details, Take Notes, Outline
Writing Workshop: Persuasive Essay

Unit 9 The Power of Research
Research Strategies Workshop: Reference Materials and Technology, Evaluate Sources
Writing Workshop: Research Report

Student Resource Bank
- Reading Handbook
- Writing Handbook
- Grammar Handbook
- Vocabulary and Spelling Handbook
- Speaking and Listening Handbook
- Media Handbook
- Test-Taking Handbook
- Glossaries

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