The structure of the anthology
The antology is made up of 2 volumes:
Volume 1: From the Origins to the Romantic Age – divided into 4 modules (1-4)
Volume 2: From the Victorian Age to Modern Times – divided into 3 modules (5-7)
With Rhymes and Reason provides variety and flexibility for the teacher both in contents and approach. The 2 CD-ROMs supply the teacher with further extracts by certain authors from the canon. In this way teachers are not limited to the works presented in the anthology alone but have a much greater choise and therefore flexibility when preparing their literature programme. All works on the CD-ROM can be downloaded from the Internet.
Teachers may decide to work through the volumes horizontally and develop all themes presented at the end of each module but they also have the opportunity to work through the volumes vertically, in a theme based approach by developing one or more of the 6 Theme Paths presented at the beginning of Volume 1 and 2. the themes presented – Love, Alienation, Women, Conflict & Power, The Journey, Prejudice & Discrimination – are all popular and alleal especially the students who may like to develop one of them more fully for the Esame di Stato.
The Genres Portfolio is a clear and practical presentation of the different literary genres: the novel, poetry, etc., and may be used by the teacher prior to beginning the literature programme or as a constat reference during the academic year, providing both teacher and student with an excellent guide throughaout the course.
The Teacher’s Guide provides the answers to all exercises present in the anthology and also contains an ample supply of tests.
A DVD provides all the film extracts used in the anthology. It also contains the tests in PDF and Word format, allowing teachers to make modifications and adapt the tests to meet the requirements of their class.
2 audio CDs are available containing recordings of selected texts in the anthology.
Supplementary material for the student
The 2 CD-ROMs provide the student with all the additional texts and extracts, as well as MP3 audio files of all the recorded texts.
At the end of Module 1 the section Study Tips provides the students with a comprehensive and practical guide to studying and revision and how to prepare for both oral and written texts.
At the end of each volume, tests specifically designed for the Terze Prove in the Esame di Stato are also provided.