Literature: Explorer, Grade 9, Teacher Textbook
The Explorer Level of the Implications of Literature series is designed to help students read, understand, and communicate effectively and clearly. The unique format used in each of the volumes in this series promotes the acquisition of critical language arts skills in an enjoyable and challenging way through exposure to high-quality world literature. Each selection in the series contains a Before You Read page that supplies a short biography of the author and provides a literary overview. Sidebars, strategically placed throughout the text, stimulate thought processes and help students zero in on significant concepts. CheckQuizzes and Literary Critique segments follow each work.
Writing and Journal Workshops help students develop writing techniques that are valuable in every field of study as well as in practical applications. Helpful Definitions provide additional information, define archaic words, and familiarize students with unusual usage. Vocabulary Words, learned in context from the selections, are used in stimulating exercises. Definitions, syllabification, parts of speech, and pronunciation, including diacritical marks, are supplied in the Glossary. The novel unit presents Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, which is enhanced by intriguing FYI segments that supplement the 9th Grade Global Studies Curriculum. Teacher's Notes guide presentation of the selections and provide a focus for classroom discussion.