Patterns and Themes: A Basic English Reader (with InfoTrac) / Edition 5

Patterns and Themes: A Basic English Reader (with InfoTrac) / Edition 5

by Judy R. Rogers, Glenn C. Rogers, Kathryn C. Mincey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0155045830

ISBN-13: 9780155045835

Pub. Date: 10/21/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

PATTERNS AND THEMES is a thematic reader, with contemporary, high-interest readings organized thematically around topics that mirror the issue-oriented nature of college-level work. Each reading has suggested writing assignments and is surrounded by unique pedagogical features that focus on key skills such as vocabulary, writing techniques, and critical thinking.

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PATTERNS AND THEMES is a thematic reader, with contemporary, high-interest readings organized thematically around topics that mirror the issue-oriented nature of college-level work. Each reading has suggested writing assignments and is surrounded by unique pedagogical features that focus on key skills such as vocabulary, writing techniques, and critical thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155045835
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/21/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. MEMORIES. Langston Hughes, "Salvation." Curt Kruschwitz, "Goals." Maxine Hong Kingston, "The Woman Warrior." John Bennett, "My First Hunting Trip." Dave Barry, "Pranks for the Memory." 2. FAMILIES. James A. Perkins, "Chicken Gizzards." Richard Rodriguez, "My Family's Language." Andrew Shanley, "The Great Sisters and Brothers War." James Still, "Mrs. Razor." Ryan Hardesty, "Up the Hill." 3. SCHOOL. Rebecca Caudill, "A Pocket Full of Cricket." Sandra Cisneros, "Eleven." David Raymond, "On Being Seventeen, Bright…" Russell Baker, "Learning to Write." John Holt, "Escape From Childhood." Jesse Stuart, from The Thread That Runs So True. 4. DIFFERENCES. Marina Martinez, "A Biracial Child's Choice…" Lewis P. Johnson, "For My Indian Daughter." Isaac Asimov, "What is Intelligence Anyway?" Brittany Stacey, "Jim's Promise" (student). 5. HEALTH. Thomas Bartlett, "Freshman Pay, Mentally and Physically." Marya Hornbacher, "Wasted." Amanda Bess, "What Price Would You Pay to Drive Drunk?" (student). Paul Duke, "If ER Nurses Crash, Will Patients Follow." 6. SPORTS. Cheryl D. Fields, "Point: Sports Can Build Up Black Women in Society." Jere Longman and Ian Zack, "SHE Got Game." Mark Clayton, "Has Equality in Sports Gone Too Far?" Narissa Dalla, "Don't Take the Fun Out of Youth Sports" (student). Ken Garfield, "Obsession Saps the Fun from Sports." Gabe Helterbrand, "Let Kids Have Fun" (student). 7. WOMEN AND MEN. Marjorie Franco, "Yes, Women and Men Can Be…" Leonard Pitts, Jr., "Keeping the Light On." Parker, "For Better Boys, Try a Little Tenderness." Daniel R.Meier, "One Man's Kids." 8. WORK. Stephanie Armour, "Downturn Goes Easier on College…" John R. Coleman, "Blue-Collar Journal: A College…" Gaye Wagner, "Death of an Officer." Ellen Goodman, "The Company Man." Janet Krebs, "Working Mothers." 9. HEROISM. Sara Terry, "Why Heroes are Hard to Come By." Paul Simon, "Joe DiMaggio: The Silent Superstar." Kathleen Parker, "Real Heroes Need No Fame." Silas House, "Appalachian Heroes."

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