By La Vergne Rosow

Support readers increase interpreting talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their knowing of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" method, this advisor leads readers from basic and fascinating reads to more difficult tex. content material: advent -- Myths and legends of historical civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome and past -- the center a long time -- Renaissance literature -- Romantic circulation and Victorian age -- Modernism. summary: support readers enhance analyzing abilities whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their knowing of serious literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" technique, this advisor leads readers from uncomplicated and interesting reads to tougher tex

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Here are some of the concepts I share when working with adult and teen learners: 20 & Introduction • Your time is precious. How you spend your leisure reading time can make a world of difference in your quality of life. • W h e n you are relaxed and comfortable, you will comprehend more easily, learn more, read faster, and be able to read longer than when you are under stress or are distracted. So, whenever possible, find a comfortable, quiet, well-lit place to read. • It is better to read things you can read quickly and easily than things that make you struggle through word-by-word.

The whole book provides a fine introduction to Greek mythology. Of particular note is the last The Ancient Greece Collection £4 41 chapter, a deft retelling of the Odyssey. It does not read like simplified text. Rather, it can serve to entice the reader into more books on the individual myths. Evslin, Bernard, Dorothy Evslin, and N e d Hoopes. Heroes & Monsters of Greek Myth. 112pp. Evslin and Hoopes present stories about demigods (perseus, Daedalus, Theseus, Atlanta) and fables (Midas, Pygmalion) in clear, everyday, conversational English.

In the same section is a longer fiction book about a girl who owns a Pushkin book. Much more challenging is Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, annotated in the same chapter. However, the Tolstoy has an accompanying audio book. If the reader has read the Tolstoy work in another language, or is familiar with and enjoys Tolstoy's work, the book and tape may be a good place to experiment. In case it is too difficult, the reader needs to have backup titles in hand to Some Suggestions for Use J24 27 switch to.

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