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Joining the Conversation : Anthology for Developing Readers

Joining the Conversation : Anthology for Developing Readers - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130402592

Cover of Joining the Conversation : Anthology for Developing Readers 04 (ISBN 978-0130402592)
ISBN13: 978-0130402592
ISBN10: 0130402591
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $108.25

Joining the Conversation : Anthology for Developing Readers - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130402592

Marguerite Weibel

ISBN13: 978-0130402592
ISBN10: 0130402591
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in developmental reading or writing or composition I.

Organized by the different purposes of reading, this multicultural, contemporary anthology is a collection of nonfiction, short stories and poems, to help students engage in the processes of reading and writing. The pedagogy offered with each reading helps students develop the vocabulary and critical reading skills necessary for success in their college courses.

Features

  • Organization
    • Readings progress from literal to more interpretive.
  • Allows students to start with familiar and easy readings and move to more difficult activities.
    • Poetry integrated into every chapter.
  • Allows students to practice with a variety of readings.

Pedagogy

  • Introduction precedes each reading.
    • Helps students place the author, story, information and ideas in a larger context.
  • Pre and post reading activities--Focuses on vocabulary, identification facts, and critical thinking questions.
    • Allows students to focus on key concepts or issues before and after reading.
  • Reading journal activities integrated throughout.
    • Encourages students to reflect on their own experiences to understand author's meanings, and their reactions to the readings.