Laugh and Learn: Humorous American Short Stories
These two collections of unabridged and unadapted humorous American short stories will motivate and encourage students to read, while exposing them to American literature, life, and culture. Pre- and post-reading discussion and writing activities, and generous glossing, make these stories accessible to students. Follow-up activities provide extensive practice with vocabulary, idioms, and grammar.Using an interactive approach to reading, this text: -- Includes stories from beloved writers such as James Thurber, William Saroyan, Maggie Grant, and Art Buchwald.-- Combines authentic, high-interest literature with a variety of exercises.-- Deals with aspects of everyday life such as breaking a habit, finding a job, and getting along with one's neighbors.-- Provides ample opportunity to practice life-skills, oral interaction, written reaction, and self-expression.
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