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Discovering Fiction Student's Book 1: A Reader of American Short Stories

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Student
ISBN13:

9780521005593

ISBN10:
0521005590
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/19/2001
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Discovering Fictionis a two-level reading series that introduces students to authentic American literature. Student's Book 1 is an anthology of fourteen short stories by contemporary and classic American authors such as Isaac Asimov, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, and O. Henry. The stories have universal appeal that will touch students and make them think. Designed for intermediate students, the text provides interactive, integrated skills lessons developed around each story. Extensive pre-reading activities include prior knowledge questions, story previews and vocabulary work, author biographies, explanations of literary terms, and presentation of idioms and expressions found in the stories. Accompanying grammar exercises help students overcome such trouble areas as prepositions, articles, and irregular verbs. Graphic organizers guide students in discovering how literary techniques function. Also included are reading comprehension activities, vocabulary comprehension exercises, activities focusing on analyzing aspects of the story, and thought-provoking writing assignments. Review sections tie the stories together.

Table of Contents

About the Authors v
To the Student xviii
To the Instructor xix
Introduction xxi
Part One Childhood Memories 2(42)
Eleven
4(12)
Sandra Cisneros
A Pre-Reading
4(3)
Think Before You Read
4(1)
Picture Focus
5(1)
Story Preview
5(1)
Using the Vocabulary
5(1)
Making Predictions
6(1)
Literary Term: First Person Narrator
6(1)
The Story
7(3)
After Reading
10(4)
Understanding the Story
10(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
10(1)
Word Forms
11(1)
Grammar: Contractions
12(1)
Application
13(1)
Thinking About the Story
14(2)
Sharing Ideas
14(1)
Reading Between the Lines
14(1)
Analyzing the Story
14(1)
Writing
15(1)
The Blanket
16(12)
Floyd Dell
A Pre-Reading
16(3)
Think Before You Read
16(1)
Picture Focus
16(1)
Story Preview
17(1)
Using the Vocabulary
17(1)
Making Predictions
18(1)
Literary Term: Poetic Justice
18(1)
The Story
19(3)
After Reading
22(4)
Understanding the Story
22(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
22(2)
Word Forms
24(1)
Grammar: Phrasal Verbs
24(1)
Application
25(1)
Thinking About the Story
26(2)
Sharing Ideas
26(1)
Reading Between the Lines
26(1)
Analyzing the Story
27(1)
Writing
27(1)
The Bracelet
28(16)
Yoshiko Uchida
A Pre-Reading
28(3)
Think Before You Read
28(1)
Picture Focus
28(1)
Story Preview
29(1)
Using the Vocabulary
29(1)
Making Predictions
30(1)
Literary Term: Setting
30(1)
The Story
31(5)
After Reading
36(4)
Understanding the Story
36(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
36(1)
Word Forms
37(1)
Grammar: The Past Tense: Simple Versus Continuous
38(1)
Application
38(2)
Thinking About the Story
40(2)
Sharing Ideas
40(1)
Reading Between the Lines
40(1)
Analyzing the Story
41(1)
Writing
41(1)
Summing Up
42(1)
Take a Closer Look
42(1)
Theme Comparison: Loneliness
42(1)
Freewriting
42(1)
Review
42(2)
Idioms and Expressions Review
42(1)
Form Review
43(1)
Part Two The Unexpected 44(42)
A Secret for Two
46(12)
Quentin Reynolds
Pre-Reading
46(3)
Think Before You Read
46(1)
Picture Focus
46(1)
Story Preview
47(1)
Using the Vocabulary
47(1)
Making Predictions
48(1)
Literary Term: Foreshadowing
48(1)
The Story
49(4)
After Reading
53(3)
Understanding the Story
53(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
53(1)
Word Forms
54(1)
Grammar: Prepositions of Place on, in, and into
54(1)
Application
55(1)
Thinking About the Story
56(2)
Sharing Ideas
56(1)
Reading Between the Lines
56(1)
Analyzing the Story
57(1)
Writing
57(1)
Johanna
58(12)
Jane Yolen
Pre-Reading
58(3)
Think Before You Read
58(1)
Picture Focus
59(1)
Story Preview
59(1)
Using the Vocabulary
59(1)
Making Predictions
60(1)
Literary Term: Imagery
60(1)
The Story
61(3)
After Reading
64(4)
Understanding the Story
64(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
64(1)
Word Forms
65(1)
Grammar: Articles with Count Nouns
66(1)
Application
67(1)
Thinking About the Story
68(2)
Sharing Ideas
68(1)
Reading Between the Lines
68(1)
Analyzing the Story
68(1)
Writing
69(1)
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
70(16)
O. Henry
Pre-Reading
70(3)
Think Before You Read
70(1)
Picture Focus
70(1)
Story Preview
71(1)
Using the Vocabulary
71(1)
Making Predictions
72(1)
Literary Term: Theme
72(1)
The Story
73(4)
After Reading
77(4)
Understanding the Story
77(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
77(1)
Word Forms
78(1)
Grammar: Agreement of Subject and Verb
78(2)
Application
80(1)
Thinking About the Story
81(3)
Sharing Ideas
81(1)
Reading Between the Lines
81(1)
Analyzing the Story
82(1)
Writing
83(1)
Summing Up
84(1)
Take a Closer Look
84(1)
Theme Comparison: Unpredictable Events
84(1)
Freewriting
84(1)
Review
84(2)
Idioms and Expressions Review
84(1)
Form Review
85(1)
Part Three Traveling Through Time 86(30)
The Fun They Had
88(12)
Isaac Asimov
Pre-Reading
88(3)
Think Before You Read
88(1)
Picture Focus
89(1)
Story Preview
89(1)
Using the Vocabulary
89(1)
Making Predictions
90(1)
Literary Term: Dialogue
90(1)
The Story
91(3)
After Reading
94(4)
Understanding the Story
94(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
94(2)
Word Forms
96(1)
Grammar: Pronouns, Possessives, Demonstratives
96(1)
Application
97(1)
Thinking About the Story
98(2)
Sharing Ideas
98(1)
Reading Between the Lines
98(1)
Analyzing the Story
98(1)
Writing
99(1)
The Mirror
100(16)
Judith Kay
Pre-Reading
100(3)
Think Before You Read
100(1)
Picture Focus
101(1)
Story Preview
101(1)
Using the Vocabulary
101(1)
Making Predictions
102(1)
Literary Term: Symbolism
102(1)
The Story
103(5)
After Reading
108(4)
Understanding the Story
108(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
108(1)
Word Forms
109(1)
Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns
110(1)
Application
110(2)
Thinking About the Story
112(2)
Sharing Ideas
112(1)
Reading Between the Lines
112(1)
Analyzing the Story
113(1)
Writing
113(1)
Summing Up
114(1)
Take a Closer Look
114(1)
Theme Comparison: Escape from Reality
114(1)
Freewriting
114(1)
Review
114(2)
Idioms and Expressions Review
114(1)
Form Review
115(1)
Part Four Turning Points 116(40)
You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
118(12)
William Saroyan
Pre-Reading
118(3)
Think Before You Read
118(1)
Picture Focus
119(1)
Story Preview
119(1)
Using the Vocabulary
119(1)
Making Predictions
120(1)
Literary Term: The Parts of a Plot
120(1)
The Story
121(3)
After Reading
124(4)
Understanding the Story
124(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
124(1)
Word Forms
125(1)
Grammar: Adverbs Versus Adjectives
125(1)
Application
126(2)
Thinking About the Story
128(2)
Sharing Ideas
128(1)
Reading Between the Lines
128(1)
Analyzing the Story
129(1)
Writing
129(1)
Snake Dance
130(12)
Corey Ford
Pre-Reading
130(3)
Think Before You Read
130(1)
Picture Focus
130(1)
Story Preview
131(1)
Using the Vocabulary
131(1)
Making Predictions
132(1)
Literary Term: Surprise Ending
132(1)
The Story
133(3)
After Reading
136(3)
Understanding the Story
136(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
136(1)
Word Forms
137(1)
Grammar: Regular and Irregular Verbs
137(1)
Application
138(1)
Thinking About the Story
139(3)
Sharing Ideas
139(1)
Reading Between the Lines
139(1)
Analyzing the Story
140(1)
Writing
141(1)
Home
142(14)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Pre-Reading
142(3)
Think Before You Read
142(1)
Picture Focus
143(1)
Story Preview
143(1)
Using the Vocabulary
143(1)
Making Predictions
144(1)
Literary Term: Realism
144(1)
The Story
145(3)
After Reading
148(4)
Understanding the Story
148(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
148(2)
Word Forms
150(1)
Grammar: Future Time with Would and Might
150(1)
Application
151(1)
Thinking About the Story
152(2)
Sharing Ideas
152(1)
Reading Between the Lines
152(1)
Analyzing the Story
153(1)
Writing
153(1)
Summing Up
154(1)
Take a Closer Look
154(1)
Theme Comparison: Loss
154(1)
Freewriting
154(1)
Review
154(2)
Idioms and Expressions Review
154(1)
Form Review
155(1)
Part Five Men and Women 156(41)
The Woman
158(12)
Zona Gale
Pre-Reading
158(3)
Think Before You Read
158(1)
Picture Focus
158(1)
Story Preview
159(1)
Using the Vocabulary
159(1)
Making Predictions
160(1)
Literary Term: Cause and Effect
160(1)
The Story
161(3)
After Reading
164(4)
Understanding the Story
164(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
164(2)
Word Forms
166(1)
Grammar: Possessive Nouns
166(1)
Application
167(1)
Thinking About the Story
168(2)
Sharing Ideas
168(1)
Reading Between the Lines
168(1)
Analyzing the Story
169(1)
Writing
169(1)
The Tigress and Her Mate
170(12)
James Thurber
Pre-Reading
170(3)
Think Before You Read
170(1)
Picture Focus
171(1)
Story Preview
171(1)
Using the Vocabulary
171(1)
Making Predictions
172(1)
Literary Term: Fable
172(1)
The Story
173(2)
After Reading
175(4)
Understanding the Story
175(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
175(1)
Word Forms
176(1)
Grammar: Comparative Adjectives and Adverbs
177(1)
Application
178(1)
Thinking About the Story
179(3)
Sharing Ideas
179(1)
Reading Between the Lines
179(1)
Analyzing the Story
180(1)
Writing
181(1)
The Kiss
182(15)
Kate Chopin
Pre-Reading
182(3)
Think Before You Read
182(1)
Picture Focus
182(1)
Story Preview
183(1)
Using the Vocabulary
183(1)
Making Predictions
184(1)
Literary Term: Irony
184(1)
The Story
185(3)
After Reading
188(4)
Understanding the Story
188(1)
Vocabulary Comprehension
188(2)
Word Forms
190(1)
Grammar: Uses of the Verb Do
190(1)
Application
191(1)
Thinking About the Story
192(2)
Sharing Ideas
192(1)
Reading Between the Lines
192(1)
Analyzing the Story
193(1)
Writing
193(1)
Summing Up
194(1)
Take a Closer Look
194(1)
Theme Comparison: Marriage
194(1)
Freewriting
194(1)
Review
194(3)
Idioms and Expressions Review
194(1)
Form Review
195(2)
Appendix 197(17)
Elements of a Short Story
197(2)
Final Review Exercises
199(5)
Literary Terms
204(2)
Irregular Verbs
206(2)
Spelling
208(6)
Acknowledgments 214(1)
Index 215


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