A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

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A Sense of Wonder opens the door to the world of modern literature -- poetry, short stories, essays, and plays. From the comic metaphors of Pablo Neruda's "Ode to My Socks," to the touching monologue of Eric Bogosian's "Bottleman," this multicultural anthology engages students in a way that is personal, meaningful, and enjoyable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.5 x 12.7mm | 408.24g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130405604
  • 9780130405609
  • 2,160,480

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A Sense of Wonder opens the door to the world of modern literature ¿ poetry, short stories, essays, and plays. From the comic metaphors of Pablo Neruda¿s ¿Ode to My Socks, ¿ to the touching monologue of Eric Bogosian¿s ¿Bottleman, ¿ this multicultural anthology engages students in a way that is personal, meaningful, and enjoyable. Six universal themes ¿ food, love, clothes, growing up, work, life and death ¿ are illustrated through a variety of genres, writing styles, and points of view. Students identify and discuss key literary elements, such as metaphors, similes, personification, mood, and irony. Reading and writing activities range from skill building to creative writing, while discussion activities create opportunities for critical thinking and values clarification. Contents
FOOD
Good Hot Dogs ¿ The Way of Iced Coffee ¿ Food ¿ The All-American Slurp
LOVE
Oranges ¿ I Date a Thai ¿ Wind and River Romance ¿ Rain Music
CLOTHES
Ode to My Socks ¿ Getups ¿ Girl With the Green Skirt ¿ The Red Coat
GROWING UP
When I Was Young on an Island ¿ Why Boys Don¿t Know What Girls Mean and Girls Think Boys are Mean ¿ Abuela Invents the Zero ¿ Blue Stone
WORK
Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits ¿ Bottleman ¿ A Letter to God ¿ Follow Your Passion
LIFE AND DEATH
Just Lather, That¿s All ¿ Nearing 90 ¿ Immortality ¿ Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee
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Table of contents

Scope and SequenceTo the TeacherTo the Student Unit 1 Food Good Hot Dogs, Sandra Cisneros The Way of Iced Coffee, Donald W. George Food, Victor M. Valle The All-American Slurp, Lensey Namioka Unit 2 Love Oranges, Gary Soto I Date a Thai, Harvey Price Wind and River Romance, John Agard Rain Music, Longhang Nguyen Unit 3 Clothes Ode to My Socks, Pablo Neruda Getups, Maya Angelou Girl with the Green Skirt, Dana Malone The Red Coat, John Patrick Shanley Unit 4 Growing Up When I Was Young on an Island, Diane Kahanu Why Boys Don't Know What Girls Mean and Girls Think Boys are Mean, Deborah Tannen Abuela Invents the Zero, Judith Ortiz Cofer Blue Stone, Richard Hugo Unit 5 Work Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits, Martin Espada Bottleman, Eric Bogosian A Letter to God, Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes Follow Your Passion, Johnetta B. Cole Unit 6 Life and Death Just Lather, That's All, Hernando Tellez Nearing 90, William Maxwell Immortality, Maria Testa Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee, N. Scott Momaday Answer KeyGlossary of Literary Terms
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