Goodman's Five Star Stories  Choices: 17 Stories of Challenge and Choice by Burton Goodman

Goodman's Five Star Stories Choices: 17 Stories of Challenge and Choice

byBurton Goodman

Paperback | September 5, 2002

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Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authors

  • Motivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levels
  • Improve vocabulary and comprehension skills
  • Encourage writing in response to reading

One of our classic best-sellers, Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplements any literature curriculum or stands on its own by providing interesting fiction at just the right reading levels. Adapted well-known short stories by traditional authors and newer multicultural authors entice even struggling readers with tales of adventure, derring-do, and surprise. Vocabulary in context, cloze passages, and critical thinking exercises help readers improve their understanding of the narrative text.

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Title:Goodman's Five Star Stories Choices: 17 Stories of Challenge and ChoiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.4 × 0.5 inPublished:September 5, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0078273544

ISBN - 13:9780078273544

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 17

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

To the Student

The Short Story -- Literary Terms

The Craft of Writing -- Literary Terms

Unit 1: Home

Previewing the Unit

"American Sandwich" by Edite Cunhã

"Antaeus" by Borden Deal

"This Farm for Sale" by Jesse Stuart


Unit 2: A Question of Identity

Previewing the Unit

"Rules of the Dame" from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

"To Serve Man" by Damon Knight

"Who Am I This Time?" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Unit 3: A Touch of Mystery

Previewing the Unit

"Kim's Game" by M.D. Lake

"The President Regrets" by Ellery Queen

"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle


Unit 4: Shifting Relationships

Previewing the Unit

"The Treasure of Lemon Brown" by Walter Dean Myers

"Mother and Daughter" by Gary Soto

"Somebody's Son" by Richard Pindell

"Sunday in the Park" by Bel Kaufman


Unit 5: The Way Things End

Previewing the Unit

"Something Green" by Frederic Brown

"The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namioka

"Aunty Misery" retold by Judith Ortiz Cofer

"Those Three Wishes" by Judith Gorog


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