Goodman's Five Star Stories Discoveries: 17 Stories of Discovery and Decision

Paperback | October 14, 2002

byBurton Goodman

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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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Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authorsMotivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levelsImprove vocabulary and comprehension skillsEncourage writing in response to readingOne of our classic best-sellers, Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplements any literature curriculum or stands on i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.2 × 7.4 × 0.5 inPublished:October 14, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0078273552

ISBN - 13:9780078273551

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 17

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Table of Contents

To the Student

The Short Story -- Literary Terms

The Craft of Writing -- Literary Terms

Unit 1: Friends and Enemies

Previewing the Unit

"The Smuggler" by Victor Canning

"Initiation" by Sylvia Plath

"The Street of the Cañon" by Josefina Niggli

Review

Unit 2: Achievements

Previewing the Unit

"The Horse of the Sword" by Manuel Buaken

"Geraldine Moore the Poet" by Toni Cade Bambara

"Chee's Daughter" by Juanita Platero and Siyowin Miller

"Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Review

Unit 3: Masters of Mystery

Previewing the Unit

"The Inspiration of Mr. Budd" by Dorothy L. Sayers

"The Case of the Perfect Maid" by Agatha Christie

"The Red-Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle

Review

Unit 4: Something Unexpected

Previewing the Unit

"The Piano" by Aníbal Montiero Machado

"The Widow and the Parrot" by Virginia Woolf

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

"The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson

Review

Unit 5: Searching for Answers

Previewing the Unit

"The Force of Luck" by Rudolfo A. Anaya

"The Good Deed" by Pearl S. Buck

"By the Waters of the Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benét

Review

Progress Chart

Progress Graph

Acknowledgements