Featuring the original text and a line-by-line modern translation on facing pages, each text brings classic works to life.
Ensure comprehension while helping students appreciate the original language of Shakespeare and early British and American authors.
Critical thinking questions and text-based activities throughout encourage discussion and analysis.
Introductory material offers historical and cultural context.
“[Parallel Text] worked beautifully. I was able to get students to read it and they weren’t struggling. They really got into the story and weren’t bogged down by the language. [The text] was very faithful to the original and only translated when necessary. They could see the differences were actually very small. Students were able to appreciate the story and it was easy to teach.”
Young Women's Leadership School
New York, New York
Teacher Guides feature anticipation questions, responses for discussion questions and literary activities, vocabulary quizzes, essay tests, an objective test, and more.
Student & Teacher Workbooks
Workbooks enhance comprehension with pre-reading activities, historical information, scene summaries, writing prompts, and graphic organizers. Available for Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet.
Early American Literature: Beginnings to 1870
Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Phillis Wheatley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and more.
British Literature: 449–1798
Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir Thomas Malory, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, and more.
The Merchant of Venice | The Taming of the Shrew | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hamlet | Julius Caesar | King Lear | Macbeth | Othello | Romeo and Juliet