Invitations to Reading and Writing

Invitations to Reading and Writing

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A thematic reader with short selections for courses in undergraduate Developmental Writing in the English Department.Focused on capturing students' interest, this book contains readings that represent familiar, current themes of today's society to which they can relate. Once involved in their own education, the students are further encouraged to develop their skills through example (reading) and practice (writing).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 178.6 x 234.4 x 14.5mm | 447.88g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 013079774X
  • 9780130797742

Table of contents

(NOTE: Most chapters contain Vocabulary, Prereading and Reading Response Journal, Writing from Reading, Collaborative Learning Activity, Writing Tips, and Review sections.) 1. Personal Achievement in Education. "The Dare," Roger Hoffman. "I was a Remedial Student" from Mike Rose, Lives on the Boundary. "Laura" from Mike Rose,Lives on the Boundary. "Lillia" from Mike Rose, Lives on the Boundary. "Schools may have problems but they begin at home," Mike Royko. "Dropping Back In," Fine. "Yes I Can," Jones. "Words," Greene.2. The Immigrant Experience in America. "Geraldo No Last Name," Cisneros. From Bronx Primitive, "Jimmy and Death," Simon. 169A Song Unsung," student essay by Violet Mielulis. "Should Immigrants be Welcomed or Repudiated," a student essay by Elvia Martinez. "Do Immigrants Ruin America?" a student essay (name witheld)3. Living with Disabilities. "On Being 17, Bright and Unable to Read," Raymond. "Uncle Willie," Maya Angelou. Manning, "Thirsty Animal." "Monika Teaches Me to Walk" by Elia Herrera (student). "Two Words-'I Do'- Speak Volumes about Bob Love," Greene. "Against All Odds," Boslough.4. Laugh So You Don't Cry. "The Locket," Soto. "Getting Pucked," Genz. "Stone Soup," Kingsoluer. "Are Guys Smart or What?," Dave Barry.5. Overcoming Racism. From Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, Silko. From Yellow Woman, Silko (2). "Momma Confronts the Dentist," Maya Angelou. "Just Walk on By: A Black Man's Power to Alter Public Space," Brent Staples. William Least Heat Moon and Indian Prejudice. "From the Color of Water: A Black Mans Tribute to His White Mother," McBride. "The Quiet Riot Next Door," Kotlowitz. "Offensive Words," Raspberry. "Memories in Blood," Cose.6. Defining Family in Modern America. "Fathers Provide Bridge Over the River of Goo," Parker. "Had It Not Been for the Village..."-The story of a successful single mom. Riedel. "The Seal," Vertreace. "Stone Soup," Kingsoluer. "Enlist Hollywood in the War on Teen Pregnancy," Goodman. "Superfluous Dads a Menace to Society," Raspberry. "Keeper of the Seal," a poem, Vertreace.Word Demons. Mini-Handbook. Acknowledgments. Index. Index by more