Short Takes Fiction: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Robert L. Saitz / Francine B. Stieglitz  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
208
Pub.-date
April 1993
ISBN13
9780201516777
ISBN
0201516772


Short Takes in Fiction

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9780201516777
Short Takes Fiction: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing
33.70 approx. 7-9 days

Description

Intermediate/High-Intermediate Level.

Short Takes in Fiction engages students in reading, speaking, and writing English, using brief selections by 20th-century writers. The content is designed to help students relate what they read to their own lives.

Features

  • Unabridged excerpts-Introduce students to authentic literature in manageable portions.
  • Motivating themes-Including Exploring Differences, Relationships, Mysteries, Going Places, Values, and Milestones.
  • Exercises that include structural, communicative, investigative, and creative activities-Using the text as a point of departure.
  • Authors include Rumer Godden, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, William Saroyan, Raymond Carver, and Marjorie Kellogg.
  • A glossary of idioms.

Table of Contents

Unit One          Exploring Differences

1.                   The Oyster by Rumer Godden

2.                   Two Kinds by Amy Tan

3.                   Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid

 

Unit Two          Relationships

1.                   Mother Dear and Daddy by Junius Edwards

2.                   Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother by Margaret Atwood

3.                   The Last Escapade by Harry Mark Petrakis

 

Unit Three       Mysteries

1.                   A Case for the UN by Miriam Allen de Ford

2.                   Drum Beat by Stephen Marlowe

3.                   Death Speaks by W. Somerset Maugham

 

Unit Four         Going Places

1.                   How My Love was Sawed in Half by Robert Fontaine

2.                   Estelle by Darryl Ponicsan

3.                   JonesBeach by Nicholas Gagarin

 

Unit Five          Values: What is Important?

1.                   Leaf and Loaf by William Saroyan

2.                   A Game of Light and Shade by Arturo Vivante

3.                   My Mother's Memoirs by Russell Banks

 

Unit Six            Milestones

1.                   Tell Me That you Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg

2.                   Popular Mechanics by Raymond Carver

3.                   Jack by A.M. Homes

Back Cover

Short Takes in Fiction engages students in reading, speaking, and writing English, using brief selections by 20th-century writers. The content is designed to help students relate what they read to their own lives. Authors include Rumer Godden, Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, William Saroyan, Raymond Carver, and Marjorie Kellogg.