9781563088919

Accessing the Classics : Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners

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  • ISBN13:

    9781563088919

  • ISBN10:

    1563088916

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-30
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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Summary

Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a "scaffolding" approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school, ABE and ESL educators, as well as for readers' advisors.

Author Biography

La Vergne Rosow is a member of the English faculty and is director of the Teacher Preparation Academy at Los Angeles Valley College in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(5)
Purpose, Scope, and Audience---Why This Book
6(1)
Adult and Teen Readers---Identified
7(1)
Four Myths About Developing Readers
8(1)
Motivating Readers
9(2)
Selection Criteria for Books Included Here
11(3)
Organization of This Book
14(1)
Traditional Age Rating
15(3)
A Word About Preliterate and Low-Literate Teens and Adults
18(1)
A Word About Text Avoidance and Vision
18(1)
Rosow Approach to Reading
19(3)
Reading Changes Lives
22(1)
Annotations
23(2)
Some Suggestions for Use
25(8)
Reading Environment
33(1)
Conclusion
34(1)
References
34(3)
Myths and Legends of Ancient Civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Beyond
37(16)
The Ancient Egypt Collection
38(1)
The Ancient Greece Collection
39(4)
Maya Collection
43(1)
Mesopotamia (Sumeria)
44(3)
Ancient Rome Collection
47(1)
Myths from Other Ancient Civilizations
48(5)
The Middle Ages
53(32)
King Arthur (ca. 470--539 C.E.) Collection
54(9)
Beowulf Collection
63(5)
Miguel de Cervantes
68(4)
Geoffrey Chaucer (????--1400 C.E.)
72(6)
Omar Khayyam (ca. 1048--1122 C.E.)
78(1)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town (1284 C.E.) Collection
79(2)
William Tell (ca. 1307 C.E.) Collection
81(2)
Other Literature About the Middle Ages
83(2)
Renaissance Literature
85(22)
William Blake (1757--1827) Collection
86(3)
John Milton (1608--1674) Collection
89(1)
Alexander Pope (1688--1744) Collection
90(2)
William Shakespeare (1564--1616) Collection
92(11)
Edmund Spenser (1552 or 1553--1599) Collection
103(4)
The Romantic Movement and the Victorian Age
107(84)
Louisa May Alcott (1832--1888) Collection
108(3)
Jane Austen (1775--1817) Collection
111(4)
L. Frank Baum (1856--1919) Collection
115(2)
Charlotte Bronte (1816--1855) and Emily Bronte (1818--1848) Collection
117(4)
Lewis Carroll (1832--1898) Collection
121(4)
Anton Chekhov (1860--1904) Collection
125(2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772--1834) Collection
127(3)
Guy De Maupassant (1850--1893) Collection
130(1)
Charles Dickens (1812--1870) Collection
131(6)
Nikolai Gogol (1809--1852) Collection
137(2)
O. Henry (1862--1910) Collection
139(1)
Washington Irving (1783--1859) Collection
140(2)
Henry James (1843--1916) Collection
142(3)
Rudyard Kipling (1865--1936) Collection
145(3)
Abraham Lincoln (1809--1865) Collection
148(1)
Jack London (1876--1916) Collection
149(3)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807--1882) Collection
152(5)
Herman Melville (1819--1891) Collection
157(2)
Alfred Noyes (1880--1958)
159(1)
Ouida (1839--1908) Collection
160(1)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849) Collection
161(4)
Aleksandr Sergeyvich Pushkin (1799--1837) Collection
165(1)
Mary Shelley (1797--1851) Collection
166(3)
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850--1894) Collection
169(2)
Leo Tolstoy (1828--1910) Collection
171(4)
Mark Twain (1835--1910) Collection
175(5)
Jules Verne (1828--1905) Collection
180(5)
Oscar Wilde (1854--1900) Collection
185(6)
Modernism
191(56)
James Baldwin (1924--1987) Collection
192(2)
Willa Sibert Cather (1873--1947) Collection
194(2)
William Faulkner (1897--1962) Collection
196(3)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896--1940) Collection
199(3)
E. M. Forster (1879--1970) Collection
202(2)
Ernest Hemingway (1899--1961) Collection
204(3)
Langston Hughes (1902--1967) Collection
207(4)
Franz Kafka (1883--1924) Collection
211(2)
D. H. Lawrence (1885--1930) Collection
213(4)
James A. Michener (1907--1997) Collection
217(1)
Arthur Miller (1915--2005) Collection
218(3)
Pablo Neruda (1904--1973) Collection
221(3)
Octavio Paz (1914--1998) Collection
224(2)
John Steinbeck (1902--1968) Collection
226(5)
James Thurber (1894--1961) Collection
231(2)
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892--1973) Collection
233(4)
E. B. White (1899--1985) Collection
237(2)
Thornton Wilder (1897--1975) Collection
239(1)
Virginia Woolf (1882--1941) Collection
240(7)
Author/Title Index 247(24)
Subject Index 271

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