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Teaching a book unit this year? It's a best practice to supplement book units with short passages from a variety of different genres. These reading passages were handpicked by master teachers to supplement your book unit. They provide essential background information and can help spark discussions around common themes.
The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edition: Scribner Trade Paperback, 2004
Nick Carraway observes the wasteful lives of four wealthy acquaintances in the nouveau riche society of West Egg, Long Island. During his time there Carraway befriends his affluent and enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
In the Time of the Butterflies
Author: Julia Alvarez
Edition: First Algonquin Paperback, 2010
In the Time of the Butterflies is the story of the four Mirabal sisters, who lived through the despotic regime of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Throughout the novel that spans more than 50 years, Julia Alvarez masterfully weaves fact with fiction as she shares the hopes, fears, and struggles of Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa.