Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond With Integrated Readings

ISBN-10: 0495802131
ISBN-13: 9780495802136
Edition: 6th 2011
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List price: $175.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

Kelly Brandon is a partner in the father-son writing team for two best-selling series, SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND WITH INTEGRATED READINGS and PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, as well as the AT A GLANCE books. He is a tenured professor of English at Santa Ana College, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His B.A. is from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.A. is from the University of California at Santa Barbara. For recreation he does bodybuilding, backpacks, plays the clarinet, drives his fully restored 1953 yellow and white Chevrolet Bel Air, listens to music, and reads eclectically and voraciously.

Student Overview
The Flow of Writing: Icon and Theme
Connecting Reading with Writing
Writing Sentences
Using the Writing Process
Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Instruction, with Integrated Reading Selections
Strategies for Self-Improvement
Writing Process Worksheet
Connecting Reading with Writing
From Reading to Writing
Reading-Based Writing
Reading Techniques and Reading-Based Writing Forms
Reading Techniques
Reading-Based Writing Forms
Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing
Basic Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing
Example of Reading-Based Writing
Essays for Discussion and Writing
"American Space, Chinese Place"
"Everyone Pays the Price"
Journal Writing
Cross-Curricular and Career-Related Writing
Writer's Guidelines
Writing Sentences
Parts of Speech
Microtheme
Principles for Identification
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Subjects and Verbs
Microtheme
Subjects
Verbs
Location of Subjects and Verbs
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Kinds of Sentences
Microtheme
Clauses
Writing Sentences
Procedure for Sentence Analysis
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Combining Sentences
Microtheme
Coordination: The Compound Sentence
Subordination: The Complex Sentence
Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence
Other Ways to Combine Ideas
Omissions: When Parts Are Missing
Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons
Microtheme
Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-Ons
Techniques for Spotting Problem Sentences
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Verbs
Microtheme
Regular and Irregular Verbs
"Problem" Verbs
The Twelve Verb Tenses
Subject-Verb Agreement
Consistency in Tense
Active and Passive Voice
Strong Verbs
Subjunctive Mood
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Pronouns
Microtheme
Pronoun Case
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Pronoun Reference
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Adjectives and Adverbs
Microtheme
Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs
Comparative and Superlative Forms
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Balancing Sentence Parts
Microtheme
Basic Principles of Parallelism
Signal Words
Combination Signal Words
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercises
Punctuation and Capitalization
Microtheme
End Punctuation
Commas
Semicolons
Quotation Marks
Punctuation with Quotation Marks
Italics.
Dashes
Parentheses
Brackets
Apostrophes
Hyphens
Capitalization
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercises
Spelling and Phrasing
Microtheme
Steps to Efficient Spelling
Your Spell Checker
Spelling Tips
Frequently Misspelled Words
Confused Spelling and Confusing Words
Wordy Phrases
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Exercise
Brief Guide for ESL Students
Microtheme
Using Articles in Relation to Nouns
Sentence Patterns
Verb Endings
Idioms
More Suggestions for ESL Writers
Using the Writing Process
The Writing Process: Stage One: Exploring/Experimenting/Gathering Information
The Paragraph Defined
Basic Paragraph Patterns
The Writing Process
Stage One Strategies
Writer's Guidelines
The Writing Process
Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea
Organizing and Developing Support
Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence
Writing an Outline
Writer's Guidelines
The Writing Process
Stage Three: Writing
Revising
Editing
Writing Your First Draft
Revising Your Writing
Editing Your Writing
The Writing Process Worksheet
Writer's Guidelines
Paragraphs and Essays
Writing the Short Essay
Examining a Paragraph and an Essay
Topics for Short Essays
Writer's Guidelines
Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Instruction, with Integrated Reading Selections
Descriptive Narration: Moving Through Space and Time
Writing Descriptive Narration
The Narrative Pattern
The Descriptive Pattern
Career-Related Writing
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Narration
Practicing Patterns of Description
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Blue Winds Dancing"
Essays
"W-A-T-E-R"
"The Jacket"
Short Story
"The Story of an Hour"
Student Paragraph and Essays
"King of Klutziness" [with stages]
"Revenge and Punishment"
"Not Invulnerable"
Career-Related Writing: Incident Report
"Incident Report of Mistaken Shoplifting"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Descriptive Narration
Writer's Guidelines
Exemplification: Using Examples
Writing Exemplification
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Exemplification
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Colorado Springs--Every Which Way"
Essays
"When Those Tattoos Really Get Under the Skin"
"My Way!"
"Underground Dads"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"Sweet and Sour Workplace" [with stages]
"Hungering for Sounds of Silence"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Exemplification
Writer's Guidelines
Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts
Writing Analysis by Division
Restaurant Review as Analysis by Division
Career Review as Analysis by Division
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraphs
"Who Are Our Heroes?"
"Qualities of Good Bosses"
Essays
"Female Mea Culpa"
"Low Wages, High Skills"
Restaurant Review
"Johnny's Wiener Wagon on a Roll"
Reading-Based Writing
"Summary of 'A Big Wheel'
Student Essay
"More Than Book 'Em" [with stages]
Career-Related Writing
"My Chosen Career: Respiratory Therapy"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Analysis by Division
Writer's Guidelines
Process Analysis: Writing About Doing
Writing Process Analysis
Defining Directive and Informative Process Analysis
Working with Directive Process Analysis
Working with Informative Process Analysis
Combined Forms
Student Demonstration of Combined Forms
"Pupusas: Salvadoran Delight"
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Nature on the Rampage"
Essays
"Binding Decisions"
"Fast, Sleek, and Shiny: Using the Internet to Help Buy New Cars"
Student Paragraphs and Essay
"Making Faces" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Summary of 'McDonald's--We Do It All for You'"
Career-Related Writing
"The Skinny on Working for a Dermatologist"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Process Analysis
Writer's Guidelines
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes
Writing Cause and Effect
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Neighbors from Hell"
Essays
"The Roots of Happiness: An Empirical Analysis"
"Seeking Justice After a Fatal Spin of the Cylinder"
"Study Says Flirtatious Women Get Fewer Raises"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"My Dad, The Bank Robber" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Summary of 'Girls Form Backbone of Gangs'"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Cause and Effect
Writer's Guidelines
Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences
Writing Comparison and Contrast
Generating Topics and Working with the 4 P's
Point-by-Point Pattern: Paragraph (career-related)
"Evaluating the Piper Cherokee and the Cessna 172"
Point-by-Point Pattern
Essay (career-related)
"The Piper Cherokee and the Cessna 172"
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"The Temple and the Cathedral"
Essays
"From B'wood to the 'Hood"
"A Mixed Tex-Cal Marriage"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"Chinese Parents and American Parents" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"The Orderly, the Disorderly, and the Illogical: A Two-Part Response to 'The Messy Are in Denial"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Comparison and Contrast
Writer's Guidelines
Argument: Writing to Persuade
Writing Argument
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Argument
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"The Most Underrated Candy Bar"
Paired Essays: Should Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
"Stop Violating Parents' Rights"
"'Family' Includes Grandparents"
Essays
"Letting Teachers Pack Guns Will Make America's Schools Safer"
"A Modest Proposal: Guys Shouldn't Drive Till 25"
"Should Teachers Let Failing Students Pass by Doing an 'Extra Credit' Assignment?"
Reading-Based Writing
"Just Say No to Extra Credit for Rescuing Failing Students"
Student Essay
"Someone Is Listening" [with stages]
Career-Related Writing
Student Proposal
"Abolish Homework in Elementary School"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Argument
Writer's Guidelines
Text Credits
Author/Title Index
Subject Index

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