The Gold Book-American Literature, High School Skills, Learning Language Arts through Literature

The Gold Book-American Literature, High School Skills, Learning Language Arts through Literature
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This is a complete curriculum for high school language arts! Classic poems, short stories, and novels by the best and most influential American authors were selected to demonstrate literary principles. The Gold Book is designed to encourage the high school student’s ability to read and understand literature, develop the ability for verbal and written expression, enable him to interpret and access literary meaning in terms of content and philosophy and clearly state a position in response. 
In The Gold Book - American Literature you will find:
The Short Story Unit delves into the works of Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Thurber, Mark Twain, and others. Students learn about the elements of a short story, evaluating plots, interpreting literature, and much more.

Novel Units take an in-depth look at famous American British novels.  Students are challenged with thought-provoking questions, learn to interpret literature, analyze characters, and more.

The Essay Unit includes the process and uses for expository, descriptive, and narrative essays.

The Poetry Unit includes the poetry of notable American poets such as Emerson, Longfellow, Dickinson, Frost, Cummings, Auden, and more. Your student will analyze poetry, interpret poetry, and learn various poetic styles.

Teacher's Guide and Answers are now located in the back of the book along with novel summaries, answers, and more helps making this edition easier than ever to use!       

*To complete the assignments in this manual, the student will need the following books (sold separately):


  • Great American Short Stories - Edited by Wallace and Mary Stegner
  • The Mentor Book of Major American Poets - Edited by Oscar Williams and Edwin Honig
  • The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • The Pearl - John Steinbeck
  • The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane

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