Seven Selections for Young People with Lessons for Teaching the Basic Elements of Literature: We highly recommend this approach for teaching literary analysis. Use of language, author's purpose, main idea and supporting details, biographies, diaries, and analyzing nonfiction are all taught. Inferences, generalizing, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying cause and effect, and drawing conclusions are addressed in the "Interpreting" section. A reference section explains the major steps in the writing process with a handy one-page writing checklist.
The book has two-color illustrations, photographs, glossary. There is a teacher's edition available, Best Nonfiction at middle and advanced levels, and other genres in the Best series at the introductory level (See Related Items below).
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