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The Thoughtful Reader

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9781413009415

ISBN10:
1413009417
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/14/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 6/14/2005.
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Summary

THE THOUGHTFUL READER offers thematically arranged, engaging articles, essays and stories as well as actual textbook chapters that allow students to read deeply and fluently about a topic. Based on the assumption that reading and writing are inextricably linked, interesting and challenging writing exercises accompany the reading selections to help students further develop their reading, thinking and writing abilities.

Table of Contents

Alternate Contents xvi
A Note to the Instructor xix
A Note to the Student xxv
How to Use This Book xxvi
UNIT ONE READING AND THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION
Learning without thought is labor lost
Confucius
What True Education Should Do
2(4)
Sydney J. Harris
Short Take: Hope Helps
5(1)
How to Mark a Book
6(6)
Mortimer Adler
Short Take: The First Book
11(1)
Black Boy
12(7)
Richard Wright
Short Take: Examples of ``Jim Crow'' Laws
17(2)
Traveling
19(4)
Grace Paley
Becoming Educated
23(4)
Barbara Jordan
An Unrelenting Drive, and a Harvard Degree
27(5)
Jacques Steinberg
Long in Dark, Afghan Women Say to Read Is Finally to See
32(3)
Carlotta Gall
Overcoming an Invisible Handicap
35(4)
Thomas J. Cottle
Collaborative Learning
38(1)
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
39(5)
Nicholas Gage
When Gadgets Get in the Way
44(7)
Lisa Guernsey
UNIT TWO READING AND THINKING ABOUT CULTURE
Culture is that which binds men together
Ruth Benedict
Culture
51(7)
Clyde Kluckhohn
Norms
58(6)
Mary Fjeldstad
Values
64(6)
Ian Robertson
Unity in Diversity
70(7)
Donald Light
Suzanne Keller
Everyday People
77(5)
Matt Crenson
Africa's Lost Tribe Hopes to Discover America
82(5)
Rachel L. Swarns
Africa's Lost Tribe Discovers Its American Dream
87(4)
William L. Hamilton
African Women in France Battle Polygamy
91(7)
Marlise Simons
Short Take: Marriage Takes Many Different Forms throughout the World
96(2)
As a Pampered Generation Grows Up, Chinese Worry
98(7)
Patrick E. Tyler
Short Take: A Nation of Lost Boys
104(1)
China: A Future with a Shortage of Brides, an Abundance of Elderly
105(4)
Daisy Sindelar
Our Land: Nunavut's Inuit Women
109(5)
Yva Momatiuk
John Eastcott
A Puerto Rican Stew
114(4)
Esmeralda Santiago
Short Take: Watch Your Language!
117(1)
The United States: Land of Immigrants
118(7)
Henry Tischler
They've Got to Be Carefully Taught
125(5)
Susan Brady Konig
Collaborative Learning
129(1)
Where Do We Stand?
130(4)
Lisa Davis
Mix and Match Society: Going ``Transcultural''
134(6)
Sara Terry
Special Project: Exploring Your Own Culture
138(2)
UNIT THREE READING AND THINKING ABOUT LANGUAGE
All words are pegs to hang ideas on
Henry Ward Beecher
Language
140(7)
Mary Fjeldstad
The Key to Language
147(4)
Helen Keller
Mother Tongue
151(7)
Amy Tan
Short Take: Is English Broken Here?
157(1)
What's in a Name?
158(4)
Kiley Armstrong
Short Take: Update on the Name Game
161(1)
A Boy Named Yo, etc.
162(5)
Tara Bahrampour
Short Take: What's in a Name?
165(2)
By Any Other Name
167(9)
Santha Rama Rau
Short Take: Phraseology
173(3)
Euphemisms
176(5)
Hugh Rawson
Short Take: More Broken English
180(1)
Symbols of Humankind
181(4)
Don Lago
Short Take: Break It to Me Gently
184(1)
Learning to Write
185(4)
Russell Baker
How to Write a Personal Letter
189(5)
Garrison Keillor
Kaffir Boy at the Typewriter
194(9)
Mark Mathabane
Short Take: Speaking Different Languages
199(2)
Collaborative Learning
201(2)
RX: Translation, Please?
203(4)
Perri Klass
Translating America
207(7)
Chris Hedges
Special Project: Language
212(2)
UNIT FOUR READING AND THINKING ABOUT WORK AND THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work
Delacorte
The First Appendectomy
214(6)
William A. Nolen
Women in Science
220(4)
K. C. Cole
Sex and Science
224(5)
Barbara Kantrowitz
One Man's Kids
229(4)
Daniel Meier
Tired of Smile-Free Service?
233(4)
Keith Naughton
How Ethical Is American Business?
237(7)
Ronni Sandroff
Darkness at Noon
244(4)
Harold Krents
Short Take: How to Get the Job You Want: Tips for the Job Hunter
246(2)
My Brilliant Interim Career
248(4)
Katherine T. Beddingfield
Short Take: Directory of Business Names
251(1)
Custom-Made
252(8)
Tara Parker Pope
Short Take: It Got Lost in the Translation
257(1)
Collaborative Learning
258(2)
Hispanic USA: The Conveyor-Belt Ladies
260(4)
Rose Del Castillo Guilbault
Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours
264(9)
Barbara Brandt
Special Project: Work
269(4)
UNIT FIVE CRITICAL READING AND THINKING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
He who knows only his own side of the cause knows little
John Stuart Mill
Critical Reading---Critical Thinking
273(5)
Mary Fjeldstad
Short Take: Argumentation
277(1)
When the Lullaby Ends
278(4)
Andrea Sachs
If We Have It, Do We Use It?
282(5)
Nancy Gibbs
As the Tiniest Babies Grow, So Can Their Problems
287(7)
Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Short Take: Controversial Cases
293(1)
The Killing of Kayla
294(5)
Julie Grace
Jay Branegan
Victoria Rainert
In Praise of the F Word
299(3)
Mary Sherry
Ivy League Grade Inflation
302(3)
Short Take: Gimme an A---or Else!
304(1)
A Crime of Compassion
305(4)
Barbara Huttman
Dreaming of Disconnecting a Respirator
309(8)
Elissa Ely
Special Project: Research and Write an Essay on a Controversial Topic
312(5)
UNIT SIX READING AND THINKING ABOUT TEXTBOOKS
Knowledge itself is power
Francis Bacon
``Education'' from Sociology in Our Time, Fifth Edition
317(14)
Diana Kendall
``Language and Culture'' from Looking Out, Looking In, Eighth Edition
331(11)
Ronald B. Adler
Neil Towne
``The Family'' from Sociology in a Changing World, Third Edition
342(21)
William Kornblum
``Human Resource Management'' from Contemporary Business, Eleventh Edition
363(21)
Louis E. Boone
David L. Kurtz
``The Internet and the World Wide Web'' from Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow, Tenth Edition
384(31)
Deborah Morley
Charles S. Parker
LEARNING STRATEGIES
Previewing
415(4)
Narrative and Exposition
419(2)
Marking Text
421(4)
Writing a Summary
425(5)
Direction Words
430(4)
Figurative Language
434(3)
Test-Taking
437(2)
Glossary 439(2)
Credits 441(4)
Author/Title Index 445


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