The Way Literacy Lives: Rhetorical Dexterity and Basic Writing Instruction

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Overview

Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.
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Editorial Reviews

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This slim but powerful volume deserves the attention of anyone who assigns essays, particularly to first-year college students. But it also raises a variety of fundamental questions about teaching and learning in theology and religion.— Teaching Theology and Religion

"The Way Literacy Lives ... presents a groundbreaking new perspective to Basic Writing Studies and to the field of Rhetoric and Composition."— Issues in Writing

"...Carter provides a powerful lens to refocus the way literacy is taught and learned ... A challenging but worthwhile book."— CHOE

"This book is a critical addition to research in literacy studies and basic writing. Weaving together contemporary theory with rich personal experiences, Carter's text offers a fresh perspective that is sure to engage many teachers and researchers."— Laura Gray-Rosendale, author of Pop Perspectives: Readings to Critique Contemporary Culture"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791473566
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shannon Carter is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Commerce.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. The Way Literacy Tests

2. The Way Literacy Oppresses

3. The Way Literacy Liberates

4. The Way Literacy Stratifies

5. The Way Literacy (Re)produces

6. The Way Literacy Lives

Conclusion

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C (Sample Writing Assignments)
Appendix D

Notes
Works Cited
Index

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