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The Readers Corner: Essays For Developing Readers,9780618426720

The Readers Corner: Essays For Developing Readers

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Edition:
2nd
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9780618426720

ISBN10:
0618426728
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/14/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

For upper-level developmental courses, this reader features 50 compelling selections reflecting a broad mix of sources, including magazines, newspapers, books, the Associated Press and the work of authors such as Christy Haubegger, Dave Barry, Caroline Huang and William Raspberry. After the introductory chapter on the reading process and essential reading skills, students focus on selections of varying lengths. Longer readings allow students to apply new skills and strategies to material similar to what they will encounter in other college courses. The Instructor's Resource Manual features exercises that instructors can use to reinforce each of the five essential reading skills taught in the textbook, as well as a test bank with a pool of questions that can be used to create quizzes or exams. A chapter entitled America at Work helps students learn more about joining the workforce after college, including different career choices and the importance of effective business communication. The first chapter outlines the reading process and five essential reading strategies: how to find the main idea of a selection, identify supporting details, determine the author's purpose, establish the organizational pattern, and make inferences. All reading selections are followed by questions that require students to apply each of these five reading strategies.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Starting Points 1(28)
PART ONE Americans in Transition
``Jackie Robinson''
29(7)
Henry Aaron
``Vietnamese: A Lifetime Commitment''
36(6)
Ta Thuc Phu
``Quran Lesson: Exalt Moms, Dads''
42(5)
Yasmeen Qadri
``What's in a Name? Character, Identity, Ethnicity''
47(9)
Deborah P. Work
``My Spanish Standoff''
56(6)
Gabriella Kuntz
``The Good Daughter''
62(7)
Caroline Hwang
``No Place Like Home''
69(6)
Jennifer J. Crispin
``Beyond the Gender Myths''
75(8)
Margot Hornblower
``I Have a Dream''
83(7)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Prejudice and Stereotypes''
90(11)
Douglas A. Bernstein
Peggy W. Nash
PART TWO Rumblings in the Culture
``The Ritual of Fast Food''
101(7)
Margaret Visser
``Children Want Parents' Attention''
108(7)
Jeff Kunerth
``Killings Show Moral Void That Psychology Cannot Fill''
115(7)
Barbara Lerner
``Why Do Students at U.S. Military-Base Schools Excel?''
122(7)
William Raspberry
``Seeking Spirituality in a Time of Tragedy''
129(7)
Donna Britt
``I'm Afraid to Look, Afraid to Turn Away''
136(6)
Denise Gonsales
``Cell Phones Destroy Solitude of Wilderness''
142(6)
``The Power of the Pill''
148(7)
Claudia Goldin
Lawrence F. Katz
``The War on Tobacco: Where There's Smoke, There's Money''
155(6)
Dave Barry
``Participating in Groups''
161(12)
Roy M. Berko
Andrew D. Wolvin
Darlyn R. Wolvin
PART THREE Against All Odds
``I Saw Anne Frank Die''
173(6)
Irma Sonnenberg Menkel
``Back to School''
179(7)
Tom Bodett
``How I Quit Smoking, If I Really Did''
186(5)
Helen Parramore
``Navigating My Eerie Landscape Alone''
191(6)
Jim Bobryk
``Drive''
197(8)
Shannon Shelton
``Longevity and Livability''
205(6)
Argus J. Tresidder
``A Drag Racer''
211(7)
Dan Morse
``Scholars and Descendants''
218(9)
Kathleen Teltsch
From The Grapes of Wrath
227(6)
John Steinbeck
``The Postwar Booms: Babies, Business, and Bigness''
233(12)
Mary Beth Norton
David M. Katzman
David W. Blight
Howard P. Chudacoff
Thomas G. Peterson
William M. Tuttle, Jr.
Paul D. Escott
William J. Brophy
PART FOUR Hard Questions
``My Long-Distance Life''
245(6)
Nick Sheff
``Creating a New Form of Inequality''
251(9)
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
``Have Today's Schools Failed Male Students?''
260(7)
Patricia Dalton
``Correspondence/Black & Middle Class: Both a Victim of Racial Profiling---and a Practitioner''
267(7)
Steven A. Holmes
``A $300 Solution to Organ-Donation Dilemma?''
274(6)
Ellen Goodman
``Some Dying Patients Need Help''
280(5)
Charles F. McKhann
``Suicide Issue Diverts Us from the Real Problems''
285(5)
Joanne Lynn
``In Opposition to the Death Penalty''
290(6)
A. E. P. Wall
``In Defense of the Death Penalty''
296(6)
Marianne Means
``Divorce and Its Effects on Children''
302(13)
Kelvin L. Seifert
Robert J. Hoffnung
PART FIVE America at Work
``A Year of African Life Opened My Eyes''
315(6)
Joann Hornak
``White-Collar Man in a Blue-Collar World''
321(6)
Bob Muldoon
``You're a What? Research Chef''
327(7)
Olivia Crosby
``E-Learning as Easy as ABC''
334(7)
Harry Wessel
``Foul Language Could Be a Curse on Your Career''
341(6)
Jacqueline Fitzgerald
``Until Dust Do Us Part''
347(5)
Dirk Johnson
``Doing Nothing Is Something''
352(6)
Anna Quindlen
``Pounding the Virtual Pavement''
358(11)
Susan D. Greene
Melanie C. L. Martel
``Barriers to Communication''
369(11)
Scot Ober
``Career-Related Decisions in Personal Finance''
380
E. Thomas Garman
Raymond E. Forgue


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