Give students literature selections that will also help them apply lessons to their own lives. This grade 8 textbook features interesting stories and poems grouped by place-bound theme; categories include home, school, neighborhood, America, world, the imagination, and other places. Robert Frost, John Greenleaf Whittier, Washington Irving, and Pearl Buck are among the prominent authors represented. Selections culled from longer works include The Jungle Book, Up From Slavery, and Ben Hur. Lessons included bolded & defined vocabulary words, as well as "Think it through" questions. Approximately 375 pages. 8th grade.
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