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

By La Vergne Rosow

Support readers enhance examining talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their realizing of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" technique, this consultant leads readers from easy and interesting reads to tougher tex. content material: creation -- Myths and legends of historical civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome and past -- the center a while -- Renaissance literature -- Romantic move and Victorian age -- Modernism. summary: aid readers increase examining talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their knowing of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" process, this consultant leads readers from basic and interesting reads to more difficult tex

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But for the new reader, the reluctant writer, the sensitized adult or teen, the first steps are difficult. Getting them to take a look at the classics wouldn't be so difficult if we could get at them before they were taught to dislike them. But that's not our option. We have the adults and teens we have. We can change the world for them . . and for those whose lives they touch. That's what this book is about, and that's quite enough, isn't it? " In Learning to Teach Reading: Setting the Research, edited by C.

A two-page glossary, "Mythology Becomes Language," explains how modern words such as aphrodisiac, atlas, echo, and narcissistic evolved. There are no pictures, and the print is small, but any reader with background or an interest in mythology will find this a rewarding little book. Gibson, Michael. Gods, Men & Monsters from the Greek Myths. Illustrations b y Giovanni Caselli. World Mythology Series. Peter Bedrick Books, 1991 (1977). 156pp. A three-page essay "The World of the Gods," introduces readers to the history of Greek mythology, starting with the once-rich terrain that provided a variety of settings (before farmers overworked and destroyed the land); provides background on how the oral histories came to differ from one part of Greece to another; and explains how they were eventually written down, most notably in two epic collections by the poet Homer, 400 years after the fall of Troy.

Some suggest it is heavily influenced by Christian followers, while others consider it equal to the Christian Bible. Fisher, Leonard Everett. Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Holiday House, 1999. 32pp. Maya. The three-page introduction is all text, but after that each topic has a full-page caricature and one-paragraph story, with pages numbered in Mayan. This nonfiction book has a pronunciation guide, a bibliography, and a Mayan numbers code using fingers and toes. 44 ^2. 1—Myths and Legends of Ancient Civilizations Lattimore, Deborah Norse.

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