American Short Stories: Exercises in Reading and Writing

  • AUTHOR: Greg Costa
  • ISBN-13: 9780030213342 
  • 214 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 1983
  • ©2000     Published
  • Level(s): Intermediate
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About The Product

These classic American stories, each adapted for classroom use, are an enjoyable way for students to develop an understanding of American language and literature, culture and character. Historic photographs and illustrations acquaint students with the time, place, and cultural atmoshphere of each selection.


  • Authors include Mark Twain, Washington Irving, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, and more.
  • Contextualized grammar and writing activities reinforce vocabulary and structures.
  • Pre- and post-reading activities build comprehension and critical thinking skills.
  • Maps and graphs provide further information about the historical contexts covered.

About the Contributor

  • Greg Costa

Table of Contents

1. The Fat of the Land by Anzia Yezierska
2. South of The Slot by Jack London
3. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
4. The Only Rose by Sarah Orne Jewett
5. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane
6. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Beirce
7. A Curious Dream by Mark Twain
8. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
9. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irvine


Student Supplements

  • 20th Century American Short Stories: Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 0838448518 | ISBN-13: 9780838448519)
    These classic texts introduce your students to American literature through a rich selection of contemporary authors from the twentieth century.
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