Understanding the Story contains a variety of exercises that use directed writing activities for mastery of reading comprehension, sentence structure, verbs, parts of speech, writing, and punctuation.
Author: Burton Goodman
Category: English literature
Literature for English is a five-book literature-based reading program for students who need to improve their basic English skills. Each book is packed with high-interest stories by famous writers covering varied genres such as folktale, science fiction, and autobiography. Selections in the Beginning- and Intermediate-level books are divided into a number of short, illustrated sections. Many of the chapters in the Advanced-level books contain theme-related stories and poems. Each section in the Student Book is followed by a comprehensive four-part skills check that is developed to meet the needs to LEP readers and is consistent with the general scope and sequence of ESL/ELT curricula. Student Books Each Literature for English student book follows a similar format. A pre-reading section, Getting Ready to Read, introduces each story. This section is divided into three parts: The Story and You, Learning About Literature, and Looking Ahead. It provides high-interest material to motivate the student to read the story and also offers important information about elements of literature. Each story is followed by a comprehensive four-part skills check. These activities contain hands-on practice in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It includes the following exercises: Check Your Reading provides ten self-scoring multiple-choice questions that review reading comprehension, vocabulary, and idioms. A score chart at the end of the book graphically illustrates student progress. Understanding the Story contains a variety of exercises that use directed writing activities for mastery of reading comprehension, sentence structure, verbs, parts of speech, writing, and punctuation. Hints are provided to help students improve their grammar. Studying the Story activities provide opportunities for students to work together to improve their listening, speaking, and writing skills and contain specific as well as open-ended writing assignments and exercises. Intermediate One Level Table of Contents To the Teacher, About the Program, Scope and Sequence Unit 1: Something Funny, Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Unit 2: Three Hundred Pesos, Manuela Williams Crosno Unit 3: Younde Goes to Town, African Folktale Unit 4: Fire, Jack London Unit 5: Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, Nathaniel Hawthorne Unit 6: Six Rows of Flowers, Toshio Mori Unit 7: Space Star, Lael J. Littke Unit 8: The Contest, William Hoffman Irregular Verbs, Present Tense and Past Tense Score Chart