50 Essays

A Portable Anthology

Author: Samuel Cohen

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312609658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. Its carefully chosen selections include enough classic essays to reassure instructors, and enough high-interest and high-quality contemporary readings to keep things lively and relevant for students. The editorial apparatus is more extensive than in competing value readers, but still is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its third edition, 50 Essays continues to offer selections that instructors enjoy teaching, at a price students won't resist, but with more editorial emphasis than before on the critical thinking and academic writing skills of today's composition courses.
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50 Essays: A Portable Anthology (High School Edition)

for the AP* English Language Course

Author: Samuel Cohen

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319055103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The carefully chosen selections in 50 Essays include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to hold students’ interest, inspire their writing, and prepare them to work with nonfiction at the college level. 50 Essays will help your AP® English Language students acquire the critical thinking and academic writing skills they need to succeed. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
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Substance, Judgment, and Evaluation

Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education

Author: Patrick T. Flynn,Jean-Marie Kauth,John Kevin Doyle,Scott J. Lee

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 1461664454

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This book selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a 'value-centered' education. This volume should be of value to those working with colleagues and texts across disciplines to form a coherent undergraduate program within general education.
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Raise Your Voices

Inquiry, Discussion, and Literacy Learning

Author: Thomas M. McCann,Andrew Bouque,Dawn Forde,Elizabeth A. Kahn,Carolyn C. Walter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475844301

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Raise Your Voices shows English language arts teachers how to prompt, sustain, connect, and assess classroom discussions, especially about issues that adolescents find consequential. The chapters explore the basics for facilitating discussion to support literacy learning and the principles for assessing the progress and effect of discussion.
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Literature: The Human Experience

Reading and Writing

Author: Richard Abcarian,Marvin Klotz,Samuel Cohen

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457604294

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1430

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Literature: The Human Experience is based on a simple premise: All students can and will connect with literature if the works they read are engaging, exciting, and relevant. Accordingly, every edition of this classroom favorite has featured a broad range of enticing stories, poems, plays, and essays that explore timeless, ever-resonant themes: innocence and experience, conformity and rebellion, culture and identity, love and hate, life and death. The affordable new edition (a third less expensive than comparable anthologies) opens students eyes to a more contemporary selection of writing, while continuing to help them see, and write about, illuminating connections to literature past and present, lives near and far, and experiences that are enduringly human.
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From Me to We

Using Narrative Nonfiction to Broaden Student Perspectives

Author: Jason Griffith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317290089

Category: Education

Page: 132

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With this practical book, you’ll learn effective ways to engage students in reading and writing by teaching them narrative nonfiction. By engaging adolescents in narrative, literary, or creative nonfiction, they can cultivate a greater understanding of themselves, the world around them, and what it means to feel empathy for others. This book will guide you to first structure a reading unit around a narrative nonfiction text, and then develop lessons and activities for students to craft their own personal essays. Topics include: Engaging your students in the reading of a nonfiction narrative with collaborative chapter notes, empathy check-ins, and a mini-research paper to deepen students’ understanding; Helping your students identify meaningful life events, recount their experiences creatively, and construct effective opening and closing lines for their personal essays; Encouraging your students to use dialogue, outside research, and a clear plot structure to make their narrative nonfiction more compelling and polished. The strategies in this book are supplemented by examples of student work and snapshots from the author’s own classroom. The book also includes interviews with narrative nonfiction writers MK Asante and Johanna Bear. The appendices offer additional tips for using narrative nonfiction in English class, text and online resources for teaching narrative nonfiction, and a correlation chart between the activities in this book and the Common Core Standards.
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From Hip-Hop to Hyperlinks

Teaching about Culture in the Composition Classroom

Author: Joanna N. Paull

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808776

Category: Education

Page: 340

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From Hip-Hop to Hyperlinks is a text designed to invigorate composition teachers’ classroom approaches for getting students to better understand American culture(s). The contributors share their strategies from their classrooms, including such exciting topics as food, comedy, music, technology, and photography. Readers may use this collection in a pragmatic way or as inspiration for developing and revising their current cultural curriculum. In general, these essays trace semester-long course structures to allow readers to see how one assignment leads into the next, often offering student writing samples along the way. There is not another collection out there quite like this one. Ideal for graduate students learning strategies for teaching, new teachers seeking some effective strategies or even seasoned professors looking for new teaching ideas, From Hip-Hop to Hyperlinks is an exciting addition to any composition instructor’s collection of teaching texts.
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Postmodern Literature and Race

Author: Len Platt,Sara Upstone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107042488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Postmodernism and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Gray, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.
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