Interactions: A Thematic Reader / Edition 9 available in Paperback
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INTERACTIONS: A THEMATIC READER is designed to help users discover meaning in what they read and to convey meaning in what they write. The book provides effective models of reading and styles of writing while explaining the process and interdependence of reading and writing, stressing the connections users can make between their own experiences and what they read. It also introduces them to prewriting techniques such as freewriting, brainstorming, mapping, clustering, and journals. The readings in the book represent a wide range of voices, topics, and sources, including a balance of male and female authors and significant contributions by culturally diverse writers. This diversity creates a stimulating context for reading and writing and also allows users to encounter new voices as well as to identify with familiar ones.
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About the Author
Ann Moseley (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Associate Professor and Director of the Communications Skills Center at East Texas State University.
Jeanette Harris (Ph.D., East Texas State University) was Director of the William L. Adams Writing Center at Texas Christian University.
Table of Contents
Rhetorical Table of Contents. Unit I: THE SELF. "My Name," SANDRA CISNEROS. "What's in a Name? Character, Identity, Ethnicity," DEBORAH P. WORK (NEW). "The Name Is Mine," ANNA QUINDLEN. "Between Two Worlds," DIANA ABU-JABER (NEW). "Living in Two Worlds," MARCUS MABRY. "The Jacket," GARY SOTO. Focus: Narration. "On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read," DAVID RAYMOND. "The Need for Achievement," DOUGLAS A. BERNSTEIN. "Zero," PAUL LOGAN. "You've Got to Find What You Love," STEVE JOBS (NEW). CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Annotating a Text. Example: "Born Black, White, and Jewish," REBECCA WALKER. Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit II: FAMILY. "What Is This Thing Called Family?" LEE HERRICK. "Defining Family," BRYAN STRONG, CHRISTINE DEVAULT, and THEODORE F. COHEN. "Family Stories," ELIZABETH STONE (NEW). "Grandmother Amelia," RACHEL LAWTON (NEW). Focus: Description. "Between Father and Daughter," REGINALD GIBBONS (NEW). "We Found Our Son in the Subway," PETER MERCURIO (NEW). "Only Daughter," SANDRA CISNEROS. "Mother and Freedom," MAYA ANGELOU. "The Old Man," LARRY L. KING. "A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," JAMES MCBRIDE (NEW). "Marcel, My Brother," CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER (NEW). "The Family That Stretches (Together)," ELLEN GOODMAN. CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Writing a Personal Essay. Example: "Who Am I? Reflections of My Parents" by Roderick Hartsfield, Student. Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit III: FRIENDS AND MATES. "What Are Friends For?" MARION WINIK. Focus: Classification. "The Difference between Male and Female Friendships," ELLEN GOODMAN and PATRICIA O'BRIEN. "Oil and Water," VALERIE OWEN. "My Enemy, My Friend," DALE ZELCO, as told to BRIAN MOCKENHAUPT. "Why Didn't I Step In?" SUSHMA SUBRAMANIAN (NEW). "Friendship: The Laws of Attraction," KAREN KARBO (NEW)." Great Expectations," STEPHANIE COONTZ. "My Home, My World," ARCHENA BHALLA. "Marriage and Divorce American Style," E. MAVIS HETHERINGTON. "Gay Marriage Looms as 'Battle of Our Times,'" JANE LAMPMAN. "Dreading the Days of Being Alone," SUSAN ESTRICH (NEW). CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Writing a Summary. Example: "Summary of 'The Difference between Male and Female Friendships." Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit IV: WORK. "What You Do Is What You Are," NICKIE MCWHIRTER. "Work, Mind, and Identity," MIKE ROSE. "My Brilliant Career," MICHAEL GAUL (NEW). "W-O-R-K," BRIAN BRAAKSMA. "Girl in an Oven," SARAH JEANETTE SMITH. "Big Russ and Me," TIM RUSSERT. "Regular Work for an Irregular Economy," CARMEN MARTINO and DAVID BENSMAN. Focus: Process. "The Importance of a Good Resume," STANLEY KRANTMAN (NEW). "The Higher Education Gap," JENNIFER SCHRAMM. "The Downsized Generation," BARBARA KANTROWITZ (NEW). "Out of Debt, on the Road," KEN ILGUNAS (NEW). CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Responding to a Text. Example: "The McDonald Image" (Response to "What You Do Is What You Are" by Nickie McWhirter). Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit V: IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, AND DIVERSITY. "Getting to Know about You and Me," CHANA SCHOENBERGER. Focus: Cause and Effect. "The Citizenship Boom," NATHAN GLAZER (NEW). "A Memoir of Grandfather Clausen," CHRISTOPHER CLAUSEN (NEW). "She Did It for Love, for Country," BRAD KELLER (NEW) "Say No to Immigration Reform," HEATHER MACDONALD (NEW). "Evodio's Story," ANN MOSELEY with EVODIO MARTINEZ (NEW). "Look for Diversity for America's Re-emergence," MOHAMMAD H. QAYAUMI (NEW). "Indian Education," SHERMAN ALEXIE. "Mother Tongue," AMY TAN (NEW) Focus: Cause and Effect. "I Have a Dream," MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Analyzing a Text. Example: "An Analysis of Audience in Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech." Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit VI: NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT. "A Sense of Place," GEORGE J. DEMKO. Focus: Example. "Walden Pond," HENRY DAVID THOREAU (NEW). "At the End of the World," EMILY TOMAN (NEW). "Resiliency and Recovery," CHUCK BUSHEY (NEW). "Rescuing Oiled Birds," JOHN FLESHER and NOAKI SCHWARTZ. "Waste," WENDELL BERRY. "Seven Myths about Alternative Energy," MICHAEL GRUNWALD. Focus: Example. "Storm Country," PAUL CRENSHAW. "The Tot in the Twister," DEREK BURNETT (NEW). "We Must Find Alternatives to Animals in Research," ROGER CARAS (NEW). "Standing Up for Animal Research," JO TANNER (NEW). CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Writing a Persuasive Essay. Example: "Dice or Doves?" by Cindy Camburn, Student. Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit VII: TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA. "Literacy Debate Online: R U Really Reading?" MOTOKO RICH. Focus: Comparison and Contrast. "Games and Literacy," LIZ DANFORTH. "The Real Digital Divide," SHARI CAUDRON. Focus: Comparison and Contrast. "Bad Connections," CHRISTINE ROSEN. "Fraternities of Netheads: Internet Addiction on Campus," KIMBERLY S. YOUNG. "Quick! Tell Us What KUTGW Means," STEPHANIE RAPOSO (NEW). "Buckle Up and Stop Texting: One Teen's Legacy," MARGIE JACINTO. "Facebook in a Crowd," HAL NIEDZVIECKI. "Real Me versus Facebook Me," TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER (NEW). "YouTube: The People's Network," LEV GROSSMAN. "In iPad We Trust," DANIEL LYONS. "Could You Live with Less?" STEPHANIE MILLS. CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Writing a Report. Example: "Technology and the Hearing Impaired" by Tammy Holm, Student. Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays. Unit VIII: HEROES AND ROLE MODELS. "Larger than Life," PHILIP TOSHIO SUDO. Focus: Definition. "Presentation of Medal of Honor to Sgt. Ty Carter," BARACK OBAMA (NEW). "September 11, 2001: Answering the Call," BILL MOON. "Risking Your Life for Another," JOHN QUIÑONES. "In Praise of Magnificent Women," BARBARA AMIEL (NEW). "Malala: A Brave Soul," MUDASSAR SHAH (NEW). "Rosa Parks through a New Lens," PAUL ROGAT LOEB. "The New Heroes and Role Models," TYLER COWEN. "In Search of Ordinary Heroes," ROSE REISSMAN (NEW). "The Song of Greatness" (from the Chippewa), MARY AUSTIN. CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. Writing a Movie Review. Example: "Review of Hero." Exploring Ideas Together. Exploring the Internet. Writing Essays.