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

By La Vergne Rosow

Aid readers increase studying talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their figuring out of significant literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" technique, this consultant leads readers from uncomplicated and interesting reads to more difficult tex. content material: advent -- Myths and legends of old civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome and past -- the center a while -- Renaissance literature -- Romantic move and Victorian age -- Modernism. summary: support readers enhance studying abilities whereas stimulating their appreciation and extending their knowing of significant literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" procedure, this consultant leads readers from easy and fascinating reads to more difficult tex

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Showing readers books with various print sizes and asking them to evaluate what is easy on their eyes may prove to them that they can indeed see some print without difficulty. It will also help them understand the value of print examination before checking out a library book. And it fosters decision making. I learn by going where I have to go. —Theodore Roethke, The Waking Rosow Approach to Reading Reading is key to the good life in a literate society. Avid readers have access to worlds of enjoyment, detailed information, sophisticated writing skills, fulfilling leisure time, and power.

24pp. Utnapishtim, not unlike Noah, tells Gilgamesh the story of angered gods who sent a great flood. First, however, they had told Utnapishtim to build an ark and to put his family and each kind of plant and animal aboard. After that, Gilgamesh sets out in search of immortality. This book features a summary of this part of the Gilgamesh epic, and makes critical connections between the epic and more recent ancient literature and art. For maximum enjoyment and comprehension, read The Revenge of Ishtar (below) before The Last Quest of Gilgamesh.

Learners may initially report interest in topics that seem sophisticated, rather than topics of real interest. The tutor needs to be guided to ask questions that will lead to selecting desirable books to read. • Adults and teens who have gone to American public schools have officially encountered a certain body of literature. The problem is, they may not have been there at the time or may not have been interested at the time. Helping to build the foundation assumed of a public school graduate can both enrich the learner and provide needed exposure for high school equivalency test takers and entry-level college literature courses.

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