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Grades 8–12

Shakespeare

  • Prereading activities for each act
    —prereading questions
    —a preview of literary elements
    —words to know
    —an act summary

  • After-reading activities for each act
    —discussion questions
    —analysis of the literary elements
    —four to five writing prompts

  • After-reading activities for the entire play
    —discussion questions
    —analysis of the literary elements
    —four to five writing prompts
    —multimodal and group activities

Early American Literature: Beginnings to 1870

  • Recall and literary analysis questions for each selection.
  • Units organized by time period.
  • Original writings in a variety of genres—essays, speeches, diary and autobiographical excerpts, and poetry.
  • Numbered paragraphs and stanzas for easy reference.

British Literature: 449–1798

  • Recall and literary analysis questions for each selection.
  • Units organized by time period.
  • Original writings in a variety of genres—sonnets, novels, essays, diaries, and ballads.
  • Numbered paragraphs and stanzas for easy reference.
  • Parallel Text: Early American Literature: Beginnings–1870
  • Parallel Text: British Literature: 449–1798