British and World Literature for Life and Work, Student Edition / Edition 1

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The four-volume Literature for Life and Work series continues with British and World Literature for Life and Work (Grade 12). This book challenges students to think critically, work together in teams, and reflect on universal themes by using selections from British and world literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538642804
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: EJ - Tech Prep Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Resolving Conflict 2
from Beowulf
The Jar
Death of a Tsotsi
Judges Must Balance Justice vs. Young Lives
Youth Violent Crime Keeps Climbing
Action Will Be Taken: An Action-Packed Story
Unit 2 Facing Challenges 42
from The Life of Henry the Fifth
Speech, May 13, 1940
The Thrill of the Grass
from Night
This Too Is Everything
A Marriage Proposal
Unit 3 Identifying Truth 80
from Hard Times
from The Decameron
The Piece of String
The Explosion in the Parlor
Beware of the Dog
Like the Sun
from the Republic
To Paint the Portrait of a Bird
from Drawing Animals
Unit 4 Celebrating Differences 122
from The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
from People of the Deer
The Doll's House
from Unlimited Challenge
Making the Right Moves
from Easy Guide to Chess
When Greek Meets Greek
Unit 5 Taking Responsibility 156
from A Hanging
The Fence
The Sniper
Levi Strauss: A Biography
from Zlata's Diary
from The Mole People
Unit 6 Making Choices 192
Mother's Day
Cross Over, Sawyer!
You Will Be Hearing from Us Shortly
from The Tragedy of Macbeth
from The Evergreen
from The Canterbury Tales
The Sleeping City
Grandpa and His Canary
Your Hand in Mine
The Jewels of the Shrine
from The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Once Upon a Time
from Like Water for Chocolate
from My Life
Workshop 1 The Writing Process 284
Workshop 2 Descriptive Writing 286
Workshop 3 Narrative Writing 289
Workshop 4 Definition 290
Workshop 5 Process Explanation 292
Workshop 6 Analysis 294
Workshop 7 Cause and Effect 296
Workshop 8 Summary 298
Workshop 9 News and Feature Writing 300
Workshop 10 Comparison and Contrast 302
Workshop 11 Persuasive Writing 304
Workshop 12 Business Letters 306
Workshop 13 Memo 309
Workshop 14 Brochure 310
Workshop 15 Active Listening 311
Workshop 16 Oral Presentations 312
Workshop 17 Research Methods 313
Workshop 18 Creating Effective Visuals 314
Grammar Workshop 316
Author & Title Index 326
Genre Index 328
General Index 330
Acknowledgments 336
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