Advanced Language and Literature, 1e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately.

When you're ready to create your LaunchPad course, you can click on the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Advanced Language and Literature. We also offer a course tour for Advanced Language and Literature that will help you get started using this LaunchPad.


What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.


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e-Book

A complete online version of the textbook, the e-Book is every word on every page of the printed text, including all images, Seeing Connections boxes, and workshops. At the top right of each e-Book page is a page reference number so that students can go back and forth between their e-Book and their printed book, if they wish. In addition to LaunchPad's notes and highlighting features, teachers can easily hide chapters or sections that they don’t cover in their course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add their own content directly into the e-Book.


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In-context Reading Activities

These activities from the textbook are assignable for students to respond conveniently within the LaunchPad platform.


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LearningCurve

Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter of the text. LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. Feedback for each question includes live links to e-Book pages relevant to the topic at hand, guiding students to the reading they need to do to address areas that are giving them difficulty. Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale, many instructors have found it to be an ideal source for pre-lecture assignments, with students coming to class more prepared to participate. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a post-lecture review. Instructors have also found that making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade further incentivizes students to take advantage of it when preparing for class.


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Student Resources

These downloadable activities are designed to facilitate close analysis of the readings in the book. Key Passage hand-outs are brief rich excerpts from a piece, double-spaced with wide margins and perfect for annotation. Vocabulary Activity hand-outs include challenging terms for each piece, and ask not just for a definition, but for a discussion of effect. These hand-outs are formatted for handy pre-reading preparation or post-reading quizzing.


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Videos

These three videos provide an A/V component to speeches and a propaganda film from the book.


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What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.


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Instructor Resource

Find all of the resources you need here, including chapter overviews and unit planners, instructional strategies, suggested responses, and more.


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ExamView® Test Bank

Create online tests from questions also available in our ExamView® Test Bank CD. Note that the CD might include questions not available in LaunchPad. Contact your sales representative for more information on this particular ExamView® Test Bank.


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