Accessing the classics : great reads for adults, teens, and by La Vergne Rosow

By La Vergne Rosow

Aid readers increase examining abilities whereas stimulating their appreciation and extending their knowing of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" procedure, this consultant leads readers from uncomplicated and interesting reads to more difficult tex. content material: creation -- Myths and legends of historic civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome and past -- the center a while -- Renaissance literature -- Romantic stream and Victorian age -- Modernism. summary: aid readers enhance studying abilities whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their figuring out of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" procedure, this consultant leads readers from uncomplicated and fascinating reads to tougher tex

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Libraries are great places to find collections of books on display to entice readers. In some the children's, young adult, and adult literature are combined; in others they are divided up. Though there are valid arguments for both arrangements, I opt for mixing them all together to allow readers to cross over from one genre to the next and to let the book, rather than the assigned category, drive the reader. When setting up a reading area in a community center, the books do need to be arranged so that they can be picked up and put back without a lot of searching and shoving on the shelf.

When you know a word by sight, you will not have to slow down to figure it out. But coming to know it from context—with meaning connected to it—as you read is very different from memorizing it from a meaningless, teacher-centered or publisher-centered list. • Reader-generated lists are useful. Avid readers often read materials that have words they don't know, but that interest them. They may underline them (never in a library book) or write them on a Post-it™ stuck on the page for further attention.

128pp. Chil- Very short tales of Zeus and Prometheus and the gift of fire, the Chariot of the Sun, Pandora, Persephone and the seasons, Echo and Narcissus, Daedalus and Icarus, Bellerophon and the flying horse, King Midas, Theseus and the Minotaur, Pygmalion, and Eros and Psyche race across the pages, which are filled with richly colored illustrations and borders. There is an introduction to Greek myths and an extensive guide to pronunciation of Greek names. The clear telling and big print will be welcomed by readers of every age.

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