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Big Picture Readings for Developing Writers

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ISBN-10: 0130938351

ISBN-13: 9780130938350

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jill A. Lahnstein

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An exciting approach to learning and refining reading and writing skills prevails throughout this provocative anthology. It interests readers in several works on a certain theme, engages them in reading instruction while reading, and prompts them to complete a writing assignment based upon what they have read. Forty thought-provoking readings on a number of subjects are organized around five general themes: people, places, events, phenomena, and issues. The essays, short stories, poems, and excerpts--along with the six activities that follow each one--will help readers bring all the pieces together to create and understand 0; the big picture.1; For anyone who wants to find out that reading…    
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Book details

List price: $110.20
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

People
An Indian Father's Plea
Don't Label My Son a Slow Learner
The Good Daughter
Dead Man Walking
Why I Quit the
Ellis with Studs Terkel
Girl
The Shakers; The Mystical World of the Shakers
Mother to Son
The New Testament
Suggestions
Profiling People
Places
Po Folks: Off With Their Heads
Is Their Life On Mars? Teresa and Gerald Audersirk
Along the Tortilla Curtain
A Fable for Tomorrow
In the Suburbs
The House on Mango Street
What We Can Learn from Japan's Prisons
Familiar Footing
Suggestions
Profiling Places
Events
Reflections
Dreaming: Mysterious Mental Activity During Sleep
Wood and Ellen Green Wood
Last Flight
Today
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
38Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
Growng Up Game
The Story of an Hour
Suggestions
Profiling Events
Phenomena
Looking Up Something
Now Hear This: Shhhhhhhhhhh
Hooked on Anger
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Right Chemistry
Health Watch: Eating Disorders—Betrayal of the Body
The Ways We Lie
Childless
with Children
Suggestions
Profiling Phenomena
Issues
What is Poverty?
The Quilt
In Praise of the F Word
The Hammer Man
The Powwow at the End of the World
A Dose of Reality: The Truth about North America's Greatest Drug Problem: Ritalin
Racism and Sexism in the Media
To Pet or Not to Pet?
Suggestions
Profiling Issues
Context Clues
Word Parts
Summary Writing
Characteristics of Effective Writing
The Writing Process