Great Stories Behind Famous Books

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Alleyside Press, 1999 - Education - 103 pages
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Save time planning classroom activities and library programs with this complete, ready-to-use resource package containing 14 reproducible short stories with unexpected twists that are sure to capture student interest, such as the real mystery surrounding the sinking of the Titanic -- published 14 years before its first and final voyage.

Students will learn the real stories behind 14 of the all-time best books for teens including Robinson Crusoe, Dracula, A Night to Remember, Jane Eyre, the mysteries of Agatha Christie, Crime and Punishment, Of Mice and Men, The Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson, Sherlock Holmes, The Man in the Iron Mask, Feodor Dostoyevsky and more.

Each program is easily modifiable in length and complexity. Includes reproducible background stories, author information, annotated lists of related readings and a series of reproducible and creative multidisciplinary learning activities on the major themes in each book, as well as activities that strengthen information skills and stimulate critical thinking.

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