American 24-Karat Gold 24 Classic American Short Stories

ISBN-10: 0205823432

ISBN-13: 9780205823437

Edition: 4th 2012

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Description: Part of Longmanrs"s "Literature for College Readers" series,American 24-KaratGoldintroduces developmental readers to classic American short stories, with pedagogy to support their reading and comprehension and make the literary pieces accessible. The text includes a collection of American short stories by classic American writers (e.g., Mark Twain, O. Henry, Kate Chopin) along with diverse modern writers (e.g., Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, Amy Tan, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alice Walker). Each story contains pre-reading vocabulary exercises and questions, authorrs"s biography with suggestions for further reading, a journal entry worksheet, comprehension quizzes, and writing prompts.

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Book details

List price: $48.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562

Intent and/or Tone Contents
Chronological Contents
Foreword
Preface
A Sample Lesson
�Ripe Figs�
Characters and Conflicts
�The Unexpected�
Is Dorothea shallow or profoundingly honest? What do you think?
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Unexpected�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�A Worn Path�
Old Phoenix overcomes challenge after challenge as she takes the reader on a journey to town.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�A Worn Path�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Two Kinds�
Tensions between mother and child touch us all in this lively tale of hopes and aspirations.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Two Kinds�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Tell-Tale Heart�
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Tell-Tale Heart�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�There Will Come Soft Rains�
Using nontraditional characters, Ray Bradbury questions humankind's relationship with the technology it creates.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�There Will Come Soft Rains�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Setting and Props
�Eleven�
Rachel brings forth insights we can all share.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Eleven�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Everyday Use�
Sincerity triumphs over superficiality in this story centered around a family heirloom.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Everyday Use�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Bone Girl�
Old traditions lead to new changes in this spirited tale.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Bone Girl�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Strong Temptations-Strategic Movements- The Innocents Beguiled�
Told with humor and irony, this is the classic tale of Tom Sawyer painting the fence.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Strong Temptations-Strategic Movements-The Innocents Beguiled�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Cask of Amontillado�
Edgar Allan Poe walks the reader through the homicidal mind in this classic story of family revenge wherein darkness increases with the subterranean descent.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Cask of Amontillado�
Journal
Eollow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Plot and Foreshadowing
�Salvation�
We share the narrator's confusion as events swirl around him in this light yet introspective tale.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Salvation�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
In this lively story, Migene Gonzalez-Wippler portrays a childhood experience with a religious system that combines Christian and African beliefs, enhanced by foreshadowing.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Yoruba�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Wine on the Desert�
Justice is brutally served in this powerful story.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Wine on the Desert�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Last Leaf�
We share friendship and devotion in this stirringly poignant tale.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Last Leaf�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Lady or the Tiger?�
The reader expects resolution in a story, but Frank Stockton leaves the reader holding her or his breath.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Lady or the Tiger?�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Irony
�The Story of an Hour�
Kate Chopin turns marital assumptions upside down with her ironic twist.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Story of an Hour�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Gifts of the Magi�
Love triumphs over all as gifts are well, if not wisely, given.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Gifts of the Magi�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Wonderful Old Gentleman�
Did you ever want to scream, �That's unfair�? The knife of injustice slowly twists in this ironic story.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Wonderful Old Gentleman�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Ransom of Red Chief�
O. Henry turns the tables in this story in a way that is still humerous today.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Ransom of Red Chief�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Sweat�
Zora Neale Hurston's ever-surviving female realizes ultimate justice.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Sweat�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Extended Short Story Study
�To Build a Fire�
Arctic conditions test the knowledge of man and dog.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�To Build a Fire�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�A Rose for Emily�
The reader experiences the very wretchedness of William Faulkner's decaying-South through Emily and her relationships.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�A Rose for Emily�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�Dr. Heidegger's Experiment�
In this tale set amid dark and ominous surroundings, Nathaniel Hawthorne questions change with light humor, irony, and even a touch of sarcasm.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�Dr. Heidegger's Experiment�
� Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
�The Bell-Tower�
In this powerful tale written long before modern machinery Herman Melville exposes a man's self-glorifying pride in his own resourcefulness.
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Context
Pre-reading Vocabulary-Structural Attack
Pre-reading Questions
�The Bell-Tower�
Journal
Follow-up Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Judges
How I Use This Book
Vocabulary in Context
Glossary of Prefixes and Suffixes
Credits
Index
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