JSE-FMSC | ISBN 978-078915084-4 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-FMHC | ISBN 978-078079039-1 | Hardcover | $21.95

Family Matters, Student Book

JSE-FMSC | ISBN 978-078915084-4 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-FMHC | ISBN 978-078079039-1 | Hardcover | $21.95

Family Matters, Student Book

Does family matter? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.

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Contents

Prologue

Possibilities Linda Pastan

Creating Context

“They Have to Take You In” • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Is a Family?

Thinking Skill: Defining

Thanksgiving in Polynesia (short story)
Susan Haven
I Am Singing Now (poem)
Luci Tapahonso
Nativity (personal narrative)
Gary Paulsen
Gang Girl (article)
Isis Sapp-Grant as told to Rosemarie Robotham

Cluster Two: How Are We Influenced by Family?

Thinking Skill: Comparing and Contrasting

The Charmer (short story)
Budge Wilson
Keeping Hair (poem)
Ramona Wilson
Lectures on How You Never Lived Back Home (short story)
M. Evelina Galang
Birth-Order Blues (article)
Paula Lynn Parks
Third Child (humor column)
Erma Bombeck
Growing Up (short story)
Gary Soto

Cluster Three: How Do Families Deal with Problems?

Thinking Skill: Evaluating

Somebody’s Son (short story)
Richard Pindell
After the Divorce (poem)
Jewel Kilcher
Gillian, Age Thirteen (personal narrative)
As told to Jill Krementz
Getting the Facts of Life (short story)
Paulette Childress White
Nikki-Rosa (poem)
Nikki Giovanni
Phoenix Farm (short story)
Jane Yolen

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

Clear Glass Marbles (dramatic monologue)
Jane Martin
Trust Me (short story)
Frederick Waterman
Father and Son (poem)
William Stafford
Dancer (short story)
Vickie Sears
As It Is with Strangers (short story)
Susan Beth Pfeffer