Transitions offers over sixty thematically-arranged short prose pieces introduced by four chapters that clearly explain how to read actively, structure essays logically, and employ the writing process effectively. Innovative post-reading workshops help students identify successful strategies in the readings and incorporate them into their own writing.
* indicates new readingPart One: Transitions from Reading to Writing 1 The Transition from Reading to Writing Facts about Reading that May Surprise You Reading Critically Becoming an Active Reader A Sample Marked Text: Peterson, Karen S. "The Truth about Our Little White Lies." Reading Textbooks The Connection between Reading and Writing Exercises 2 The Transition from Ideas to Essay Idea Generation Outlining Drafting Revising Editing Proofreading A Demonstration of the Writing Process: An Essay-in-Progress Part Two: Lives in Transition 3 Stages of Life: How Do We Grow and Change? Dilliard, Annie. "The Chase." *Rodriguez, Richard, "Complexion" *Angelou, Maya. "Graduation" *White, E.B. "Once More to the Lake." *Neal, Patsy. "My Grandmother, the Bag Lady." Kluger, Jeffrey. "Can We Stay Young Forever?" Sheehy, Gail, "Predictable Crises of Adulthood." 4 Family Ties: What Does Family Mean? *Gunnerson, Ronnie. "Parents Also Have Rights." *Alvarez, Julia. "Hold the Mayonaise." (and more...)