Ways of Reading An Anthology for Writers

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2016-11-04
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Become a more critical thinker and a stronger writer as Ways of Reading challenges you to reread complex texts, clearly write about them, and makeconnections with other texts.

Author Biography

David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky are both of the University of Pittsburgh. Highly regarded members of the composition community, together they have published Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts: Theory and Method for a Reading and Writing Course (1986), The Teaching of Writing: Eighty-fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education (1986), and Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002).
Anthony R. Petrosky, the Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, holds a joint appointment as a Professor in the School of Education and the English Department.  Along with Stephanie McConachie, he codirects the English Language Arts Disciplinary Literacy Project in the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the Learning Research and Development Center.  As a part of this Institute project, he has worked with professional learning and curriculum development in English for school and district leaders in the public schools of Austin, Dallas, Denver, New York City, Fort Worth, Prince George’s County, and Pittsburgh.  McConachie and Petrosky are the coeditors of Content Matters:  A Disciplinary Literacy Approach to Improving Student Learning, a 2010 collection of reports on the IFL Disciplinary Literacy Project, as well as coauthors of chapters in the book.  Petrosky served on the Reading and English Common Core Standards Project for the Chief States School Officers to develop common core reading and English standards for the US.  In conjunction with this project, he also is a member of the Gates Foundation funded Aspects of Text Complexity Project to develop procedures for assessing text complexity for the common core reading and English standards.  He was the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Early Adolescence English Language Arts Assessment Development Lab for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which developed the first national board certification for English teachers.  He has also served as Co-Director of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.  He was a researcher for the MacArthur Foundation funded Higher Literacies Studies, where he was responsible for conducting and writing case studies on literacy efforts in the Denver, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and the Ruleville and Mound Bayou school districts in the Mississippi Delta.  He is past Chair of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Committee on Research and a past elected member of the NCTE Research Foundation.  His first collection of poetry, Jurgis Petraskas, published by Louisiana State University Press (LSU), received the Walt Whitman Award from Philip Levine for the Academy of American Poets and a Notable Book Award from the American Library Association.  Petrosky’s second collection of poetry, Red and Yellow Boat, was published by LSU in 1994, and Crazy Love, his third collection, was published by LSU in the fall of 2003. Along with David Bartholomae, Petrosky is the coauthor and coeditor of four books: Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts: Theory and Method for a Reading and Writing Course; The Teaching of Writing; Ways of Reading:  An Anthology for Writers; and History and Ethnography:  Reading and Writing About Others.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Ways of Reading

The Readings
Gloria Anzaldúa, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”
Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Racial Identities”
Alison Bechdel, “The Ordinary Devoted Mother”
*Ruth Behar, “The Vulnerable Observer” 
John Berger, “Ways of Seeing”
“On Rembrandt’s Woman in Bed”
“On Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew”
*Gloria Bird, “Autobiography as Spectacle” 
Susan Bordo, “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body” 
Judith Butler, “Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy”
*Joy Castro, “Hungry” 
*Ta-nehisi Coates, “Between the World and Me”
Michel Foucault, “Panopticism”
Paulo Freire, “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education”
*Atul Gawande, “Slow Ideas” 
Susan Griffin, “Our Secret”
*Ben Lerner, “Contest of Words”  
Richard E. Miller, “The Dark Night of the Soul”
Engaging with Student Writing
Walker Percy, “The Loss of the Creature”
*Michael Pollan, “Nutritionism Defined”
Mary Louise Pratt, “Arts of the Contact Zone”
Richard Rodriguez, “The Achievement of Desire”
Edward Said, “States”
*Michael Specter, “The Gene Hackers”
John Edgar Wideman, “Our Time”
Assignment Sequences
Working with Assignment Sequences
Working with a Sequence
Sequence One, “Exploring Identity, Exploring the Self”
Sequence Two, “The Aims of Education”
Sequence Three, “The Arts of the Contact Zone”
Sequence Four, “Autobiographical Explorations”
Sequence Five, “Experts and Expertise”
Sequence Six, “Reading Culture”
Sequence Seven, “On Difficulty”
*Sequence Eight, “The Art of Argument”

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