Accessing the classics : great reads for adults, teens, and by La Vergne Rosow

By La Vergne Rosow

Aid readers increase studying talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and extending their figuring out of significant literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" method, this consultant leads readers from basic and interesting reads to more difficult tex. content material: creation -- Myths and legends of historic civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome and past -- the center a long time -- Renaissance literature -- Romantic stream and Victorian age -- Modernism. summary: aid readers enhance analyzing talents whereas stimulating their appreciation and lengthening their knowing of significant literature. utilizing a "scaffolding" strategy, this advisor leads readers from uncomplicated and interesting reads to more difficult tex

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When copies of both are available, compare the two with a copy of the text at hand. This will help the reader understand that a tremendous amount of text is missing from the abridged version. Usually that is not desirable. But, when the author is the reader, it can be informative. A client may want to try listening to an unabridged copy first and then an abridged, just to get an idea of the kinds of things that have been cut. James Michener's Mexico (chapter 5) would be an excellent book to try with this experiment.

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