The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-27
  • Publisher: Longman
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This insightful and prolific author team have done it again! These are the authors with the know-how and capability to engage students.The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Readeris process-oriented and based on interactive pedagogy; it combines creative, up-to-date writing instruction with traditional concerns for correctness, coherence, and clarity. Short, high-interest readings provide ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic, and illustrate strategies for organizing and presenting information. Each essay is accompanied by questions and assignments that guide students in analyzing what they have read and in composing their own essays. Students will experience success in their writing and will become more involved in learning; teachers will find the approach convenient and easily adaptable for their own course.

Table of Contents

Active Reading
Learning to Be an Active Reader Keeping a Journal Previewing the Reading
A First Reading Staying Aware of Conventions
A Sample Essay: Bob Greene, Handled with Care Marking the Text Clarifying Meaning
Making Inferences and Associations Writing to Understand and Respond
The Reading-Writing Connection
Writing in Response to Reading Building an Essay
Sample Student
Essay Resources for Writers on the Internet
Responding to a Reading Suggestions for Writing
Strategies for Conveying Ideas: Narration and Description
Images and Ideas
The Point of Narration and Description
The Principles of Narration and Description
The Pitfalls of Narration and Description
What to Look For in Narration and Description
A Unique Day William Recktenwald
A Guard s First Night on the Job (Combining Strategies)
Strategies for making a Point: Example and Illustration
Images and Ideas
The Point of Example and Illustration
The Principles of Example and Illustration
The Pitfalls of Example and Illustration
What to Look For in Example and Illustration
Elizabeth Berg, My Heroes Brent Staples, Just Walk On By : A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
The Working Poor (Combining Strategies)
Strategies for Clarifying Meaning: Definition and Explanation
Images and Ideas
The Point of Definition and Explanation
The Principles of Definition and Explanation
The Pitfalls of Definition and Explanation
What to Look For in Definitions and Explanations Gloria Naylor, Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean?
Isaac Asimov, What Is Intelligence, Anyway? (Combining Strategies)
Wayson Choy, I m a Banana and Proud of It Lilly Gonzalez, Viva Spanglish! Kerri Mauger (student), Nothing to Be Scared Of
Strategies for Sorting Ideas: Classification and Division
Images and Ideas
The Point of Classification and Division
The Principles of Classification and Division
The Pitfalls of Classification and Division
What to Look For in a Classification Judith Viorst, Friends, Good Friendsand Such Good Friends (Combining Strategies)
Franklin Zimring, Confessions of an Ex-Smoker David Elkind, Types of Stress for Young People
Juleyka Lantigua, The Latino Show Bobby Lincoln (student), Contemplating Homicide at the Mall
Strategies for Examining Two Subjects: Comparison and Contrast
Images and Ideas
The Point of Comparison and Contrast
The Principles of Comparison and Contrast
The Pitfalls of Comparison and Contrast
What to Look For in Comparison and Contrast
Mark Twain, Two Views of the Mississippi Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People (Combining Strategies)
Brendan O Shaughnessy, A Whole New Ballgame Kathy Seal, The Trouble with Talent
Are We Born Smart or Do We Get Smart? Lynn Cooper (student), Watching from All Sides
Strategies for Explaining How Things Work: Process and Directions
Images and Ideas The Point of Writing about Process and Dir<$$$>
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