Glencoe Literature, Course 4, Student Edition

Glencoe Literature, Course 4, Student Edition




Glencoe Literature is a series covering grades 6-12 and World Literature. It contains a comprehensive collection of outstanding literature and connected, relevant nonfiction. Throughout the program, there is strong, integrated skill instruction in literary analysis, literary elements, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780078779787
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2008
Series: Glencoe Literature Grade 7 Series
Edition description: Student
Pages: 1280
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Unit 1The Short Story

The JumpLeo TolstoyShort Story

Part 1Matters of Life and Death

Literary Focus: Plot and Setting

The Lady, or the Tiger? Frank R. StocktonShort Story

The Most Dangerous GameRichard ConnellShort Story

The LeapLouise ErdrichShort Story

Vocabulary Workshop: Academic Vocabulary

The Cask of AmontilladoEdgar Allen PoeShort Story

Vocabulary Workshop: Homonyms and Homophones

Blues Ain't No Mockin BirdToni Cade BambaraShort Story

The InterlopersSakiShort Story

TIME: ShatteredChristopher Batin

Part 2Rewards and Sacrifices

Literary Focus: Character and Theme

Rules of the GameAmy TanShort Story

Grammar Workshop: Sentence Combining

The Gift of the MagiO. HenryShort Story

Vocabulary Workshop: Dictionary Use

Comparing Literature: LibertyJulia AlvarezShort Story

Comparing Literature: The Struggle to Be an All-American GirlElizabeth WongMemoir

Comparing Literature: Legal AlienPat MoraPoem

Sweet Potatoe PieEugenia CollierShort Story

Grammar Workshop: Misplaced Modifiers

The Scarlet IbisJames HurstShort Story

Vocabulary Workshop: Multiple-Meaning Words

The Bass, the River, and Sheila MantW.D. WetherellShort Story

Part 3Dreams and Reality

Literary Focus: Narrator and Voice

The Secret Life of Walter MittyJames ThurberShort Story

Grammar Workshop: Run-on Sentences

The NecklaceGuy De MaupassantShort Story

American HistoryJudith Ortiz CoferShort Story

Historical Perspective: The Drums of WashingtonArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.Memoir

Mrs. JamesAlice ChildressShort Story

The Son from AmericaIsaac Bashevis SingerShort Story

Writing Workshop: Response to Literature

Professional Model: On "The Aleph"Oscar HijuelosEssay

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Discuss Ideas About Literature

Independent Reading


from The Lumber RoomSakiShort Story

Unit 2Nonfiction

Literary Analysis Model: from On Finding a Latino VoiceJulia AlvarezEssay

Part 1Looking into Lives

Literary Focus: Autobiography and Biography

Of Dry Goods and Black Bow TiesYoshiko UchidaMemoir

Only DaughterSandra CisnerosMemoir

A Brother's CrimeJames Cross GiblinBiography

Visual Perspective: from The Murder of Abraham LincolnRick GearyGraphic Novel

from Black BoyRichard WrightAutobiography

Grammar Workshop: Dialogue and Speaker Tags

Escape from AfghanistanFarah AhmediAutobiography

Media Workshop: Compare Media Genres

Part 2On the Move

Literary Focus: Personal and Expository Essay

from All God's Children Need Traveling ShoesMaya AngelouEssay

WalkingLinda HoganEssay

Grammar Workshop: Clauses and Phrases

SayonaraAnne Morrow LindberghEssay

from Into Thin AirJon KrakauerEssay

TIME: Adventure to AntarcticaRob Johnson

Vocabulary Workshop: Jargon

Part 3Finding Common Ground

Literary Focus: Persuasive Essay and Speech

A New Generation of AmericansJohn F. KennedySpeech

That One Man's Profit is Another's LossMichel De MontaigneEssay

Daylight SavingBenjamin FranklinLetter

Comparing Literature: Thoughts on Fenway ParkVariousOpinion

Comparing Literature: Taxpayers will get a return on investmentJohn L. HarringtonArticle

Comparing Literature: Other revenue sources should be pursuedWilliam M. StrausArticle

Put Down the BackpackAnna QuindlenSpeech

Writing Workshop: Autobiographical Narrative

Professional Model: A Day of PleasuresIsaac Bashevis SingerMemoir

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Narrative Presentation

Independent Reading


from To Be Young, Gifted, and BlackLorraine HansberryMemoir

Unit 3Poetry

Genre Focus

Literary Analysis Model: The Charge of the Light BrigadeAlfred, Lord TennysonPoem

Part 1Nature Inspires

Literary Focus: Form and Structure

I Wandered Lonely as a CloudWilliam WordsworthPoem

who are you, little iE.E. CummingsPoem


A Red, Red RoseRobert BurnsPoem

A Noiseless Patient SpiderWalt WhitmanPoem

TIME: The Island WithinLeslie Marshall

Comparing Literature: An Indian Summer Day on the PrarieVachel LindsayPoem

Comparing Literature: On SummerLorraine HansberryEssay

Comparing Literature: MonumentNatasha TretheweyPoem

The Black SnakeMary OliverPoem

The Peace of Wild ThingsWendell BerryPoem

Grammar Workshop: Subject-Verb Agreement

HaikuMatsuo BashoHaiku

HaikuKaty PeakeHaiku


PeacePaula YupHaiku

Vocabulary Workshop: Thesaurus Use

Part 2Life Lessons

How Things WorkGary SotoPoem

I Was a Skinny Tomboy KidAlma Luz VillanuevaPoem

ChoicesNikki GiovanniPoem

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-Emily DickensonPoem

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Emily DickensonPoem

Defining the Grateful GestureYvonne SapiaPoem

SympathyPaul Laurence DunbarPoem

RememberJoy HarjoPoem

The Road Not TakenRobert FrostPoem

TimeJoseph BruchacPoem

Theme for English BLangston HughesPoem

The SecretDenise LevertovPoem

Part 3The Strength of Family

Literary Focus: Sound Devices

Grape SherbetRita DovePoem

"Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning"Alice WalkerPoem

Where Are Those Songs? Micere Githae MugoPoem

My Mother Combs My HariChitra Banerjee DivakaruniPoem

Visual Perspective: from Bone: Out from BonevilleJeff SmithGraphic Novel

LineageMargaret SmithPoem

Writing Workshop: Reflective Essay

Professional Model: Good Use for Bad WeatherDonald Hall

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Reflective Presentation

Independent Reading


Possum CrossingNikki Giovanni

from The Laborious AntMark Twain

Unit 4Drama

Genre Focus

Literary Analysis Model: from The Importance of Being ErnestOscar Wilde

Part 1The Power of Love

Literary Focus: Tragedy

Literary History: Shakespearian Drama

The Tragedy of Romeo and JulietWilliam ShakespeareDrama

TIME: A Long Overdue EncoreBarry Hillenbrand

Grammar Workshop: Verb Tense

Comparing Literature: The TaxiAmy LowellPoem

Comparing Literature: Counting the BeatsRobert GravesPoem

Comparing Literature: The Princess and All the KingdomPar LagerkvistModern Fable

Part 2Awkward Encounters

Literary Focus: Comedy and Modern Drama

The BearAnton ChekhovDrama

The HitchhikerLucille FletcherDrama

Vocabulary Workshop: Denotation and Connotation

The LeaderEugene IonescoDrama

Literary Perspective: How I Cam to the TheaterClaude Bonnefoy with Eugene IonescoInterview

Writing Workshop: Literary Analysis Essay

Professional Model: from An Introduction to ShakespeareMarchette ChuteEssay

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Literary Analysis

Independent Reading


from In the Bear's HouseN. Scott MomodayDrama

The Traveling BearAmy LowellPoem

Unit 5Epic and Myth

Genre Focus

Literary Analysis Model: from the RamayanaR.K. NarayanEpic

Part 1Journeys

Literary Focus: Hero

Literary History: Homer and the Epic

from the OdysseyHomerEpic

Vocabulary Workshop: Word Origins: Words from Greek and Roman Mythology

Comparing Literature: An Ancient GestureEdna St. Vincent MillayPoem

Comparing Literature: IthacaC.P. CavafyPoem

Comparing Literature: Waiting from The PenelopiadMargaret AtwoodMyth

TIME: Leaving it All BehindSusan Jakes

Over Hill and Under Hill from The HobbitJ.R.R. TolkienNovel

Visual Perspective: from The HobbitCharles DixonGraphic Novel

Part 2Courage and Cleverness

Literary Focus: Archetype

Perseusretold by Edith HamiltonMyth

Grammar Workshop: Transitional Expressions

The Fenris Wolfretold by Olivia CoolidgeMyth

Vocabulary Workshop: Word Origins: Words from Norse Mythology

Coyote and Crowretold by Ella ClarkMyth

Sweet Betsy from PikeTraditionalBallad

Writing Workshop: Research Report

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Multimedia Presentation

Independent Reading


from The Apple of DiscordThomas Bulfinch

Unit 6Genre Fiction

Genre Focus

Literary Analysis Model: from Buy JupiterIsaac AsimovShort Story

Part 1Our World and Beyond

Literary Focus: Description and Style

The SentinelSir Arthur C. ClarkeShort Story

Historical Perspective: 2001: A Space OdysseyRoger EbertMovie Review

Grammar Workshop: Commas with Items in a Series

He-y Come on Ou-tShinichi HoshiModern Fable

Comparing Literature: In MemoriamNancy KressShort Story

Comparing Literature: The GiftLi-Young LeePoem

Comparing Literature: PurchaseNaomi Long MadgettPoem

The Golden Kite, the Silver WindRay BradburyModern Fable

Vocabulary Workshop: Loaded Words

The Red-Headed LeagueSir Arthur Conan DoyleShort Story

TIME: Lost Apes of the CongoStephan Faris

The Stolen Cigar CaseBret HarteShort Story

Writing Workshop: Persuasion: Editorial

Professional Model: from Decision Time for Space ExplorationScott SheppardEditorial

Speaking, Listening, and Viewing Workshop: Persuasive Presentation

Independent Reading


from Wasps' NestAgatha Christie

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