Provides learners with a solid literary base of American Literature
Give students a broad perspective on the rich literary heritage of the United States with its wide-range collection of multicultural, traditional, and nontraditional literary works. Engages struggling learners with ELL/ESL activities, graphic organizers, and Before Reading and After Reading features.
Contents: Forging America's Literary Tradition: 1620-1849, The Inspiration of New England: 1837-1860, Local Color in America: 1849-1889, The Harvest of Realism and Naturalism: 1890-1908, American Literature Comes of Age: 1905-1940, Moving into Modern Times: 1940-1970 and Contemporary American Literature: 1970-Present
Lexile level of instructional content is 820; Lexile levels of individual text selections range from 430 to 1550.
The Vocabulary Workbook features over 60 pages of activities to help students become familiar with key words.
The Building Language Arts Skills Workbook gives students additional before and after reading activities that foster learning and language skills.
The Teacher's Resource Library CD-ROM offers hundreds of activities including those from the Student Workbook and Self-Study Guide (for students who want to work at their own pace), two forms of chapter tests, plus midterm and final tests.This series is going out of print.
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