Language : English
Published : 2016-10-05
Pages : 656
Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings
With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett’s proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format — a guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students’ confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. The Eleventh Edition includes a new chapter focused on active reading strategies; more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements; updated information about research and citing sources; and nine new high-interest readings in a variety of modes, with new post-reading questions and assignments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This collection offers over 70 current, well-written, provocative readings that students can relate to–readings that stimulate class discussion, critical thinking, and writing. Over 90% of the readings were written within the last five years. The text’s nine tightly focused thematic chapters provide balanced readings with multiple perspectives on issues that students care about.
ACTIVE Skills for Reading is an exciting five-level reading series that develops learners’ reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Written by reading specialist Neil J. Anderson, the new edition of this best-selling series uses an ACTIVE approach to help learners become more confident, independent—and active—readers. ACTIVE Reading A = Activate Prior Knowledge C = Cultivate Vocabulary T = Think About Meaning I = Increase Reading Fluency V = Verify Strategies E = Evaluate Progress
About the Author
Neil J. Anderson is a Humanities Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He also serves as the Coordinator of the English Language Center. Professor Anderson has taught and presented papers and workshops in over 20 countries. His research interests include ELT leadership, second language reading and language learning strategies. He is the author of a teacher education text in the TeacherSource series entitled Exploring Second Language Reading: Issues and Strategies (1999, Heinle Cengage) and an EFL reading series ACTIVE Skills for Reading (2007/2008 Heinle Cengage). He is also the author of the ELT Advantage: Reading on-line professional development (2006, Heinle Cengage). During 2002-2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar conducting research and teaching in Costa Rica. Professor Anderson served as President of the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. 2001-2002. He also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustee for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education 2004-2006.
Read, Think, Write: Strategies for Essay Writing is a fresh and authoritative book created for the essay-level composition course. Lifting the curtain on the key debates in academic writing, Almonte invites students to create sophisticated essays by bringing in outside sources, using traditional structures at their disposal, and writing accurately – and by thinking critically about how and why they must write. Based on research into the specific needs of Canadian composition instructors, Richard Almonte’s approach emphasizes the development of portable, generic skills related to critical reading and writing. Read, Think, Write: Strategies for Essay Writing amplifies the academic content of communication courses with increased coverage of such topics as explaining and persuading strategies, and the role of research in writing. It is uniquely designed to give students the tools to communicate effectively in their academic work, tools that they will carry with them in their professional work.