Extended Readings include follow up comprehension activities, involving
language specific learning:
What's in an Idiom? A study of idioms encountered in the reading.
The Slang Game A look at any slang used in the text.
A Word by any Other Name Exercises using the problematic/unusual
vocabulary in the text.
Funny or Not? Humor in Focus If the text uses humor, a study looks at
how/why something is funny.
Culture Cachet A look at the culture inherent in the language.
All Extended Readings also include final tests, of which there are two. One testfocuses on the modalities of reading and writing, while the other nurtures the skills of
listening and speaking. Further, Extended Readings are accompanied by a list of
suggested projects or activities that students could do to complete their literary
The poet attempts to reassure the mourner
not to mourn for there is certainly a life after