Holt Elements of Literature Second Course


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Table of Contents

Collection One: We All Need Somebody to Lean On
Raymond's Run, by Toni Cade Bambara
A Time to Talk, by Robert Frost
Mrs. Flowers, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Broken Chain, by Gary Soto
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes (text is not available online)
     Homework (Part 1)
     Homework (Part 2)

Collection Two: From Generation to Generation
The Courage That My Mother Had/Legacy II
   The Courage That My Mother Had, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Legacy II, by LeRoy V. Quintana
The Secret Heart, by Robert B. Tristram Coffin
A Smart Cookie/Bien águila by Sandra Cisneros
   A Smart Cookie
   Bien águila
The Medicine Bag, by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Grandma Ling, by Amy Ling
The Moustache, by Robert Cormier

Collection Three: Tales of the Strange and Mysterious
The Landlady, by Roald Dahl
The Monkey's Paw, by W. W. Jacobs (the original story)
        or  the play dramatized by Mara Rockliff
The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe
There Will Come Soft Rains, by Ray Bradbury
The Inn of Lost Time, by Lensey Namioka
The Open Window, by Saki
Writer's Workshop: Expository Writing, Analyzing a Character; Sentence Workshop: Combining Sentences

Collection Four: Talk to the Animals
We Are All One, by Laurence Yep
The Dogs Could Teach Me, from Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen
Elements of Literature: Point of View
Birdfoot's Grampa, by Joseph Bruchac
Let Me Hear You Whisper, by Paul Zindel: Scenes 1 and 2, Scene 3

Collection Five: I Still Believe
Diary of Anne Frank:
       Act 1 Scenes 1-2
               Scene 3
               Scene 4
               Scene 5
       Act 2 Scene 1
               Scene 2
               Scene 3
               Scene 4
               Scene 5
A Tragedy Revealed: A Heroine's Last Days, by Ernst Schnabel

Collection Six: Sneaky Tricks and Whopping Lies
Brer Possum's Dilemma, Traditional African American, retold by Jackie Torrence
Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon, retold by Richard Erdoes and Alfonzo Ortiz
Charles, by Shirley Jackson
The Ransom of Red Chief, by O. Henry
They Have Yarns
   from The People, Yes
, by Carl Sandburg
Pecos Bill and the Mustang, by Harold W. Felton
The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service

Collection Seven: The American Hero: Myth and Reality
Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Too Soon a Woman, by Dorothy M. Johnson
from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, by Ann Petry
The Deserter from Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
Barbara Frietchie, by John Greenleaf Whittier

Collection Eight: We Shall Overcome: American Struggles and Dreams
The Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln
The First Americans, by The Grand Council Fire of American Indians
The New Colossus/After Ellis Island: A Triumph of the Human Spirit
   The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus
   After Ellis Island: A Triumph of the Human Spirit,
       by Jan Tuckwood from The Palm Beach Post, July 5, 1998
Camp Harmony from Nisei Daughter, by Monica Sone
The Circuit (Cajas de cartón), by Francisco Jiménez
Three Wise Guys, by Sandra Cisneros
Refugee in America, by Langston Hughes