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  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature The Gold Book:  American Literature, 3rd Edition
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature The Gold Book: American Literature, 3rd Edition
    Greg Strayer Ph.D.
    Common Sense Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews

Learn language arts through studying classic literature! Featuring works that represent the best of American writing, units are organized around the major forms of writing: the short story, the novel, the essay, and poetry. Readings must be obtained separately and are not included in the book (list below, or the in the "companion products" box above).

This book is divided into two sections; the student half is at the beginning and the teacher notes in the back. The teacher section features notes for each unit as well as a list of reading assignments, objectives for the unit, and terms to identify; line-listed answers for each unit follow, along with two essay checklists.

The student portion of the book is written directly to the student; it is suggested that they keep a notebook for writing assignments, vocabulary words, definitions for literary terms, and short story/essay assignments. Lessons are comprised of a series of questions in an outline format. Questions cover elements of literature, the story and themes in the writing, and personal reflection exercises.

With literature at its center, the Gold Book: American Literature will enhance your high school student's ability to read and understand literature in all its varying forms.

Required Works:

  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • The Pearl
  • The Mentor Book of Major American Poets edited by Oscar Williams and Edwin Honig
  • Great American Short Stories edited by Wallace and Mary Stegner

    166 pages with glossary of literary terms. This is a college preparatory course which may be used at any high school level. Answers included. Non-reproducible, non-consumable workbook.

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  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book British Literature, Third Edition
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book British Literature, Third Edition
    Greg Strayer Ph.D., Timothy Nichols Ph.D.
    Common Sense Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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Now updated into an all-inclusive teacher/student book, this third edition of the LLATL Gold Book: British Literature features answers and summaries in a separate teacher section (in the back of the book) for easy grading and student use.

With literature at its core, this high school literature curriculum will enhance your high school student's ability to read and understand literature in all its varying forms. Students will develop their capabilities for verbal and written expression, learn to interpret literary meanings in context, and state a response position. Assignments include writing book reviews that include a summary and opinion, as well as three 500-word essays.

Poets covered include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Mathew Arnold, Gerard Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves; Novel studies focus on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Emma by Jane Austen, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and Animal Farm by George Orwell.

230 pages with glossary of literary terms. This is a college preparatory course which may be used at any high school level. 3rd Edition.

  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book -  World Literature, 3rd Edition
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book - World Literature, 3rd Edition
    Diane Welch, Susan Simpson
    Common Sense Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book - World Literature was created to encourage high school students toward interpreting and accessing literary meaning in terms of content and philosophy whilst introducing them to the world's classic literature. Organized chronologically, this curriculum features five units of selected works: Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval-Renaissance, Enlightenment-Romanticism, and the 20th Century.

This book includes content for both student and teacher; it's designed to be used with the sold-separately A World Literature Anthology as well as four additional works (below; also sold-separately). In the student section, units are broken up into lessons, with each lesson consisting of lists of questions numbered for a 5-day week. Selected passages or paragraphs are included as needed, though students will also rely upon readings in the Anthology and separate works. The teacher section in the back includes line-listed answers for the questions in the student section. It also includes novel summaries and a list of literary terms.

This 3rd Edition now includes the answers within the teacher section, along with novel summaries.

298 pages, softcover. Non-consumable textbook, as all answers will have to be written in a separate notebook or on a sheet of paper. High School / Grades 9-12.

This course requires the following books:

  • A World Literature Anthology. Common Sense Press. 978-1-929683-34-5

  • The Odyssey - Homer. Barnes & Noble Classics. 978-1-59308-009-9
  • No Fear Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare, William. Spark Publishing. 978-1-58663-845-0
  • The Little Prince - de Saint-Exupiry, Antoine. Mariner Books. 978-0-15-601219-5
  • Cry, the Beloved Country - Paton, Alan. Scribner. 978-0-7432-6217-0

  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature: World Literature, 3rd Edition, Course Notes, Tests, Answers
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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature: World Literature, 3rd Edition, Course Notes, Tests, Answers
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This book of course notes, tests, and test answer keys is designed to be used with the Learning Language Arts Through Literature The Gold Book: World Literature, 3rd Edition book (sold-separately).

Notes are a summary of what was taught in the chapter and can be used as a study guide or summary review. Three unit tests are included and include a mix of matching, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and short essay questions. The test answer keys are full-size tests with the answers overlaid. 47 pages, softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible.

  1. A World Literature Anthology for Learning Language Arts  Through Literature, The Gold Book - World Literature
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    A World Literature Anthology for Learning Language Arts Through Literature, The Gold Book - World Literature
    Common Sense Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A World Literature Anthology is designed to be used alongside the sold-separately LLATL Gold Book: World Literature, 3rd Edition.

It contains carefully selected poems, short stories, novels, and other writings from long ago and far away. Students will read several works in their entirety as well as excerpts from many others. Works and selections include: The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Aeneid, Romeo and Juliet, Gulliver's Travels, Les Miserables, The Necklace, The Open Window, and others. Works are organized in chronological units to align with the LLATL Gold Book. 290 pages, softcover. High School /Grades 9-12.

  1. A British Poetry Anthology for Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book British Literature
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    A British Poetry Anthology for Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gold Book British Literature
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This anthology has been compiled in order to replace the now out-of-print Mentor Book of Major British Poets. Designed to accompany the sold-separately Learning Language Arts Through Literature--The Gold Book: British Literature. Organized by era with line numbers included when necessary. 73 pages, softcover.

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  1. Frankenstein
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    Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley, Diane Johnson
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Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen Mary Shelly's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind. 206 pages. Soft cover.

  1. Emma
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    Emma
    Jane Austen
    Random House / 1981 / Mass Paperback
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Emma, first published in 1819, was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In it, we have her two greatest comic creations the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintessential bore, Miss Bates. In it, too, we have her most profound characterization: the witty, imaginative, self-deluded Emma, a heroine the author declared "no one but myself will much like," but who has been much loved by generations of readers. Delightfully funny, full of rich irony, Emma is regarded as one of Jane Austen's finest achievements.

  1. Tale of Two Cities
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    Tale of Two Cities
    Charles Dickens
    Penguin Classics / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

  1. Animal Farm
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    Animal Farm
    George Orwell, Russell Baker
    Signet Classics / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

George Orwell's classic masterpiece on the dangers of tyranny and oppression came out during a time when socialism and communism were on the rise overseas. When the farm animals decide that the oppression of men over them is too much to bear, they rise to arms with slogans and propaganda to rival any country of men. Orwell's brilliant satire chronicles their rise from idealism to tyranny to totalitarianism. Originally directed against communist Russia, Orwell's piece has evolved into a timeless lesson for all places where freedom is attacked. 140 pages, softcover.