Crossing America A Reading and Writing Rhetoric

ISBN-10: 0131928732

ISBN-13: 9780131928732

Edition: 2009

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Crossing Americais an interactive reading, writing, and grammar text that focuses on competencies that skilled readers and writers must master. The text follows a thematic approach designed to provide cultural knowledge and awareness both to native speakers of English and to the limited-English language population.
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Book details

List price: $88.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Reading and Writing with Crossing America
Welcome Message
Introduction to Reading Literature and Writing about Literature
Student Essay Entitled "I Wanted to Share My Father's World"
How to Read Any Passage Effectively
Stumbling Blocks to Successful Reading
"Student Commencement Address at Southwest Tennessee Community College"
SQ9R-A Reading Strategy That Works
Vocabulary Building
Surface Reading Versus Deep Reading
How to Read Different Genres of Literature
Literary Analysis
"The Story of an Hour"
Devices for Writing a Literary Analysis
Points to Remember in Writing a Literary Analysis Assignment
Writer's Workshop Activities for Understanding Poetry and Writing a Literary Analysis of a Poem
Writer's Workshop Activities for Understanding the Elements of a Short Story
Summarizing
How to Write a Summary
Writing Activities for Summaries
Paraphrasing
How to Paraphrase
Writing Activities for Paraphrasing
Plagiarism
SQ9R-A Writing Strategy That Works
Survey
Question
Relate
Record
Read and Revise
Review
Reflect
Reread
Read Your Paper Aloud!
A Guide to Terminology Used in Crossing America
American Foundations-Narration
Idioms for a New Nation
Narration: Points to Consider
Purpose
Point of View
Tone
Inference
Order of Sentences
Transitional Devices Used in Narrative Writing
Verb Usage
Organization
Paragraph Format for Narration
Essay Format for Narration
Map for Narration
Time Line of Story
Narrative Worksheet
Questions for Review
Sentence Structure Errors
Direct and Indirect Quotations
Verb Tense
Reading Before Writing
"Constitution Day"
Jacques Lajonie Lapeyre Correspondence ... Excerpts
"Follow the Drinking Gourd"
"Waterbugs"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 2-American Foundations-Narration
Traditions and Celebrations-Description
Idioms for Holidays and Celebrations
Description: Points to Consider
Purpose
Types of Descriptive Writing
Organization
Transitional Devices Used in Descriptive Writing
Paragraph and Essay Formats for Writing Descriptions
Descriptive Writing Worksheet
Questions for Review
Concrete Language Versus Vague and Abstract Wording
Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Participles
Reading Before Writing
"El Olto Lado (The Other Side)" from Caramelo
"Packing for America"
"Slightly Damp, Paradegoers Still Dressed for the Occasion"
"Day of the Refugios"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 3-Traditions and Celebrations-Description
American Folklore-Comparison and Contrast
Idioms for American Folklore
Comparison and Contrast: Points to Consider
Purpose
Tone
Transitional Devices
Organization
Paragraph Formats for Writing Comparison/Contrast
Essay Formats for Writing Comparison/Contrast
Comparison and Contrast Writing Worksheet
Questions for Review
Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements
Punctuation of Conjunctive Adverbs and Subordinate Conjunctions
Reading Before Writing
"What Is Folklife?" excerpts from "A Commonwealth of Cultures"
"Tam and Cam (A Cinderella Tale from Vietnam)"
"The Invisible One" (A Cinderella-style Micmac Native Legend) from Algonquin Legends of New England
"Mi'kmaq Indian Cinderella vs. Perrault's Cinderella"
"Cinderella"
"Present at Creation: The Origins of the Legend of John Henry"
"John Henry"
"John Henry Blues"
"Babe the Blue Ox"
"Six to Eight Black Men"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 4-American Folklore-Comparison and Contrast
Landmarks-Process Analysis
Idioms for Landmarks
Process Analysis: Points to Consider
Purpose
Types of Process Writing
Organization
Transitional Devices
Point of View and Tense
Paragraph and Essay Formats for Writing Processes
Process Analysis Writing Worksheet
Point of View
Questions for Review
Reading Before Writing
"Jaunts: Atlanta to Montgomery to Memphis: A Family Trip Through History"
"A & P"
"A Chinese Kitchen"
"Telling the Story"
"in the inner city"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 5-Landmarks-Process Analysis
American Music-Classification
Idioms for American Music
Classification: Points to Consider
Purpose
Organization and Development
Transitional Devices
Paragraph and Essay Formats for Classification Writing
Classification Worksheet
Parallelism
Reading Before Writing
"Types of Folk Music"
"I Hear America Singing" from Leaves of Grass
"La Musica Mexicana"
"Nineteen Fifty-Five"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 6-American Music-Classification
American Lifestyle-Cause and Effect
Idioms for American Lifestyles
Cause and Effect: Points to Consider
Purpose
Organization and Plan
Order of Causes and Effects
Clear Reasoning
Transitional Words
Tone
Paragraph Formats for Causal Analysis
Cause and Effect Writing Worksheet
Questions for Review
Fragments with Subordinate Clauses
Reading Before Writing
"How Things Work"
"Vietnam to America: An 18-Hour Flight, or an Impossible Journey?"
"Hoofbeats on Fletcher Street"
"Ringtail"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 7-American Lifestyle-Cause and Effect Analysis
New Frontiers-Argumentation
Idioms for New Frontiers
Argumentation: Points to Consider
Purpose
Organization and Plan
Argumentative Paragraphs
Argumentative Essays
Transitional Expressions
Language and Tone
Emotion and Reason
Paragraph Format for Writing Argumentative Analysis
Essay Format for Writing Argumentative Analysis
Argumentative Analysis Writing Worksheet
Plagiarism
Strong Verbs
Questions for Review
Reading Before Writing
"Act II"
"There'll Be No Place to Hide in Our Brave New Biometric World"
"Technology and Medicine" from The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World
"The End of the Beginning"
"Astronauts, Teachers Converse at Ames"
"From Space Station, NASA Astronaut Ed Lu '84 Speaks with CU Students"
Reflective Assignments
Internet Field Trips-Reading and Writing Assignments
Films to View
Summary of Unit 8-New Frontiers-Argumentation
Credits
Photo Credits
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