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Big Picture : Readings for Developing Writers - 03 edition

Big Picture : Readings for Developing Writers (ISBN10: 0130938351; ISBN13: 9780130938350)
ISBN13: 978-0130938350
ISBN10: 0130938351

Summary: For developmental courses in Writing, Reading, and English.

The Big Picture is designed for instructors who teach holistically, who integrate reading and writing into their course, and who are ready for a new, exciting approach to teaching developmental students. Students read several works on a certain theme, engage in reading instructions along the way, and then move on to a writing assignment based upon the readings. Students get the structure they need
, and they are engaged and interested.
Features
  • Annotating prompts.
    • Offers students a specific way to connect with the text by having them annotate particular information, and teaching them the importance of doing so.
  • Vocabulary activities.
    • Helps students expand their vocabulary and become familiar with using a dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Profile sheets--Concludes each reading and serves as prewriting for several of the writing prompts in each unit.
    • Requires students to search the reading for literal and implied information in order to strengthen their reading and critical thinking abilities.
  • Examining questions--Asks students to identify main ideas, identify an author's purpose, characterize an author's tone, or analyze other aspects of each reading.
    • Encourages students to become better writers and more aware of the kinds of decision writers make.
  • Exploring questions--Requires students to look at the content of a reading and/or examine themselves in relation to the ideas in it.
    • Gives students an opportunity to develop their own ideas about a topic by engaging them in agreeing or disagreeing with an author's ideas, interpreting quotes, or sharing personal experience.
  • Each chapter--Includes a poem, a short story, textbook excerpt, as well as essays.
    • Able to be used in the reading classroom, the writing classroom, or the classroom that integrates the two.
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Summary: For developmental courses in Writing, Reading, and English.

The Big Picture is designed for instructors who teach holistically, who integrate reading and writing into their course, and who are ready for a new, exciting approach to teaching developmental students. Students read several works on a certain theme, engage in reading instructions along the way, and then move on to a writing assignment based upon the readings. Students get the structure they need, and they are engaged and interested.
Features
  • Annotating prompts.
    • Offers students a specific way to connect with the text by having them annotate particular information, and teaching them the importance of doing so.
  • Vocabulary activities.
    • Helps students expand their vocabulary and become familiar with using a dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Profile sheets--Concludes each reading and serves as prewriting for several of the writing prompts in each unit.
    • Requires students to search the reading for literal and implied information in order to strengthen their reading and critical thinking abilities.
  • Examining questions--Asks students to identify main ideas, identify an author's purpose, characterize an author's tone, or analyze other aspects of each reading.
    • Encourages students to become better writers and more aware of the kinds of decision writers make.
  • Exploring questions--Requires students to look at the content of a reading and/or examine themselves in relation to the ideas in it.
    • Gives students an opportunity to develop their own ideas about a topic by engaging them in agreeing or disagreeing with an author's ideas, interpreting quotes, or sharing personal experience.
  • Each chapter--Includes a poem, a short story, textbook excerpt, as well as essays.
    • Able to be used in the reading classroom, the writing classroom, or the classroom that integrates the two.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 10/28/2002
International: No

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