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Sterling Stories

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205874125

ISBN10:
0205874126
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/8/2013
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Sterling Stories is a brief anthology of 12 short stories geared toward students reading at the most basic level. The anthology was carefully designed to maximize students’ reading and writing abilities using a rich literature collection from a diverse collection of authors.

Table of Contents

Contents


Intent and/or Tone Contents  x
Foreword xi
Preface  xii


Ripe Figs A Sample Lesson 1
Kate Chopin  Ripe Figs  2


Chapter 1  Characters and Conflicts 23

Langston Hughes  Salvation  25
We share the narrator’s confusion in this light yet introspective tale.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  25
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  27
Pre-reading Questions  27 “Salvation”  28
Journal  31
Follow-up Questions  34
Discussion Questions  35
Writing  35
Sandra Cisneros  Eleven  36
Sandra Cisneros asks us to look inward to see a composite picture.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  36
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  38
Pre-reading Questions  38 “Eleven”  39
Journal  42
Follow-up Questions  45
Discussion Questions  46
Writing  46
Kate Chopin  The Kiss  47
Kate Chopin presents an interesting play between female wiles and male determination in this lively tale.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  47
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  49
Pre-reading Questions  49 “The Kiss”  50
Journal  53
Follow-up Questions  56
Discussion Questions  57
Writing  57


Chapter 2  Setting and Props     59

Roch Carrier The Hockey Sweater  61
With political implications surrounding a central prop, Roch Carrier presents an interesting tale that will be appreciated by anyone who  has rooted for a favorite team.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  61
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  63
Pre-reading Questions  63 “The Hockey Sweater”   64
Journal  67
Follow-up Questions  70
Discussion Questions  71
Writing  71
R. K. Narayan  Trail of the Green Blazer  72
With an ironic turn of events, a thief is overcome by his own game  and the  things around him.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  72
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  74
Pre-reading Questions  74 “Trail of the Green Blazer” 75
Journal  79
Follow-up Questions  82
Discussion Questions  83
Writing  83
Mark Twain  Strong Temptations—Strategic Movements— The Innocents Beguiled  84
Told with humor and irony, this is the  classic tale  of Tom Sawyer painting the  fence.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  84
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  86
Pre-reading Questions  86
“Strong Temptations—Strategic Movements— The Innocents Beguiled” 87
Journal  92
Follow-up Questions  95
Discussion Questions  96
Writing  96


Chapter 3  Plot and Foreshadowing 97

Joseph Bruchac  Bone Girl  98
There are morals and a classic example of foreshadowing in this informa- tive ghost story.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  98
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  100
Pre-reading Questions  100 “Bone Girl”  101
Journal  108
Follow-up Questions  111
Discussion Questions  112
Writing  112
Max Brand Wine on the Desert  113
A story inside a story foreshadows the justice that is brutally served in this powerful story.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  113
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  115
Pre-reading Questions   115 “Wine on the Desert”  116
Journal  124
Follow-up Questions  127
Discussion Questions  128
Writing  128
Edgar Allan Poe  The Tell-Tale Heart  129
Edgar Allan Poe walks the reader through the homicidal mind in this classic tale of maniacal obsession.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  129
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  131
Pre-reading Questions  131 “The Tell-Tale Heart”  132
Journal  137
Follow-up Questions  140
Discussion Questions  141
Writing  141


Chapter 4  Irony 143

Catherine Lim  Ah Bah’s Money 144

Told with a light touch, this story examines little Ah Bah and his family.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  144
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  146
Pre-reading Questions   146 “Ah Bah’s Money”  147
Journal  151
Follow-up Questions  154
Discussion Questions  155
Writing  155
Kate Chopin  The Story of an Hour  156
Kate Chopin turns marital assumptions upside down with her ironic twist.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  156
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  158
Pre-reading Questions  158 “The Story of an Hour”   159
Journal  162
Follow-up Questions  165
Discussion Questions  166
Writing  166
O. Henry  Gifts of the Magi  167
Love triumphs over all when gifts are well, if not  wisely, given.
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Context  167
Pre-reading Vocabulary—Structural Attack  169
Pre-reading Questions   169 “Gifts of the  Magi”  170
Journal  175
Follow-up Questions  178
Discussion Questions  179
Writing  179
How I Use This Book  181
Glossary of Prefixes and Suffixes  185
Credits  191
Index  192
 

 



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