Great American Stories Great American Stories - Beginning Book 1

Series
Pearson
Author
C. G. Draper  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
144
Pub.-date
February 2001
ISBN13
9780130309679
ISBN
0130309672


Great American Stories - Beginning

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9780130309679
Great American Stories Great American Stories - Beginning Book 1
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Description

Low-Intermediate - Intermediate Level.

Both graded and progressive, Great American Stories Book 1 and Book 2 are filled with adaptations of classic stories from some of American's most famous authors. The text immerses readers not only in the tales themselves, but in the worlds of their writers, including O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and other literary masters.
Students improve their reading, speaking, and discussion skills, as well as vocabulary and writing. Ideal for use either in or out of class - as a core text, ancillary text, or simply for pleasure reading.

Features

  • William Saroyan's “The Journey to Hanford.”
  • Mark Twain's “Tom Whitewashes the Fence.”
  • W.E.B. DuBois' “Of the Coming of John.”
  • Pre-reading exercises now include a new “Key Words” section as well as improved cultural and historical contexts to guide readers.
  • Each story is follow by a variety of newly revised exercises that reinforce comprehension and build language skills.

Table of Contents

1           The Romance of a Busy Broker

             O. Henry

 

2           The Ingrate

             Paul Laurence Dunbar

 

3           How I Went to the Mines

             Bret Harte

 

4           Paul's Case

             Willa Cather

 

5           A Jury of Her Peers

             Susan Glaspell

 

6           The Whale Hunt

             Herman Melville

 

7           Paste

             Henry James

 

8           The Lost Phoebe

             Theodore Dreiser

Back Cover

Introduce your students to the works of famous American authors, while helping them build their reading, vocabulary, writing, and discussion skills.
The Great American Stories series features adaptations of classic stories that progress in difficulty throughout each collection.

Each Student Book in the series includes:

  • An introduction to the passage with helpful biographical and contextual information.
  • Prereading exercises to develop skills in scanning and skimming.
  • A key words paragraph that introduces the story and vocabulary integral to comprehension.
  • A variety of exercises to reinforce comprehension and build language skills.