The Language of Literature


PART 2Moments of Discovery
William Jay Jacobs Eleanor Roosevelt
Much more than a president’s wife
A C T I V I T Y
What doors of discovery have you opened during the past year? Use a word web to brainstorm ideas. Then, in your notebook, briefly describe a learning experience of your own and tell what you discovered. How has this discovery strengthened you?

Eleanor Roosevelt
LITERARY LINK
from The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Mrs. Roosevelt’s own words
Doris Kearns Goodwin from No Ordinary Time
A revealing anecdote
Anna Quindlen Homeless
Thoughts on those without homes

Sandra Cisneros
LITERARY LINK
Bums in the Attic
Dreams of a house
Toni Cade Bambara The War of the Wall
Origin of a mural

Walt Whitman
LITERARY LINK
from Song of Myself
A man at peace with life
Rudyard Kipling Rikki-tikki-tavi
A battle of life and death!
REAL WORLD LINK
Primal Compassion
A gorilla rescues a 3-year-old child.
Gary Paulsen Dirk the Protector
Something growls in the dark alley.
O. Henry AUTHOR STUDY
After Twenty Years
A night they planned a long time ago
A Retrieved Reformation
Will his secret be discovered?
from Short Story to the Big Screen



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