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McDougal Littell Literature Student Edition Grade 6
Grade 6
Beginning with the striking covers, <i>McDougal Littell Literature</i> invites students to explore the world of art, literature, and life's big questions.</p><b><i>Big Questions</i></b><br />Life is full of questions. Start every lesson with a great conversation about the meaningful issues in all students lives as a gateway to literature.</p><b><i>Book Organization</i></b><br />The unique organization around clusters of standards allows for the teaching of major literary concepts across genre. Standards that belong together are taught together.</p>Students analyze fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media across clusters of standards, such as:<br /><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; -Plot, Conflict, and Setting<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; -Narrative Structure<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; -Author's Purpose<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; -Argument and Persuasion<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; -Mood, Tone, and Style</p><b><i>Visual Literacy</i></b><br />Art in the program supports learning. A full-page of fine art or photography at the beginning of every selection builds background, sets cultural context, and supports literary study without giving away the ending.</p><b><i>Media Literacy</b></i><br />Students learn media terminology, write in response to media, and produce their own media. The accompanying MediaSmart DVD-ROM provides film clips, news items, political ads, documentaries, commercials, and other media for analysis.</p><b><i>Research Unit</i></b><br />Every level includes an entire unit devoted to research. A Research Strategies Workshop teaches major skills, such as creating research questions, selecting and evaluating sources, using the Internet, and note taking. A Research Writing Workshop takes students through the research process, step by step.</p>
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