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Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1, 1st Edition

  • Dave Kemper
  • Verne Meyer
  • John Van Rys
  • Patrick Sebranek
  • ISBN-10: 1133312152
  • ISBN-13: 9781133312154
  • 592 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, BOOK 1 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the paragraph level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies to analyze reading and to generate writing. FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, BOOK 1 teaches specific reading strategies with each essay genre and teaches rhetorical modes of writing as modes of thought. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models.

Features

  • Combines reading and writing instruction in a way that is completely reciprocal and reinforcing.

  • Uses parallel strategies (such as timelines, graphic organizers, and outlining) to analyze reading and to generate writing.

  • Presents high-interest reading samples from professional writers, popular media, textbooks, and students.

  • Teaches specific reading strategies with each mode.

  • Integrates grammar instruction throughout each chapter, in the context of students' own reading and writing. Additional practice and instruction is provided in the workshop section of the book, which includes in-depth sentence, word, and mechanics work.

  • Offers review and enrichment sections at the end of each forms chapter, providing additional professional writing samples to read and react to, along with ideas for students' own writing assignments.

About the Author

Dave Kemper

Dave Kemper has been a contributing partner with Write Source since 1986. He has co-authored FUSION 1, FUSION 2, WRITE 1 SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS, WRITE 2 PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS, and the complete line of Write Source handbooks and writing texts. In addition to his editorial work, Kemper has presented at national writing conventions and conducted writing workshops across the country. Prior to his work with Write Source, Kemper taught literature and writing for 11 years.

Verne Meyer

Dr. Verne Meyer is an educator and businessperson. For nine years, he taught English in high schools in Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition, for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theater history, and composition at Dordt University in Iowa. In 1977, partnering with Mr. Sebranek, Dr. Meyer co-founded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. Dr. Meyer earned his B.A. from Calvin College, his M.A. from Marquette University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In addition to this text, he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. To meet the needs of students in grades 8 through 12, he has co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. Dr. Meyer's publications for businesspeople include WRITE FOR BUSINESS and EFFECTIVE EMAIL MADE EZ. Dr. Meyer is currently a contributing editor for Write Source and UpWrite Press. He is also a featured speaker in the School Improvement Network's instructional videos, Writing Across the Curriculum.

John Van Rys

Dr. John Van Rys has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature to college students for more than 30 years. He began his teaching career at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, before moving to Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2005. He earned his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. Today, Dr. Van Rys pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature, while also writing fiction and poetry. For more than 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing. He has also pursued strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students, from reading and research to visual literacy. Dr. Van Rys has applied his expertise, co-authoring various writing handbooks for students, from middle school to college. He has also co-authored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for 16 years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Mr. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

Table of Contents

PART I: READING AND WRITING FOR SUCCESS.
1. Academic Reading & Learning.
Reading to Learn. Understanding the Reading Process. Using Reading Strategies. Reading Critically. Improving Vocabulary. Reading Graphics.
2. The Rhetoric of Academic Reading.
Understanding the Reading Situation. Identifying the Main Idea. Analyzing Supporting Details. Recognizing the Patterns of Organization. Considering Voice and Tone. Analyzing Word Choice and Sentences.
3. Academic Writing & Learning.
Writing to Learn. Understanding the Writing Process. Using Writing Strategies. Writing Critically and Logically. Using Technology.
4. The Rhetoric of Academic Writing.
Understanding the Writing Situation. Selecting Specific Topics. Establishing a Thesis or Focus. Incorporating Support. Choosing Appropriate Patterns of Organization. Considering Voice and Tone. Addressing Word Choice and Sentences.
5. The Reading-Writing Connection (Summary Chapter).
Analyzing Assignments. Using the Traits.
PART II: READING AND WRITING PARAGRAPHS.
6. Summarizing.
Understanding Summaries. Learning Reading/Writing Strategies. Reading and Reacting to Summaries. Planning and Writing a Summary. Improving the Summary. Review and Enrichment.
7. Description.
Understanding Description. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
8. Narration.
Understanding Narration. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
9. Illustration.
Understanding Illustration. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
10. Definition.
Understanding Definition. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
11. Process.
Understanding Process. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
12. Classification.
Understanding Classification. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
13. Cause-Effect.
Understanding Cause-Effect. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
14. Comparison.
Understanding Comparison. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
15. Argumentation.
Understanding Argumentation. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Student Paragraph. Planning and Writing a Paragraph. Improving the Paragraph. Review and Enrichment.
16. Reading & Writing Essays.
Understanding Essays. Learning Reading Strategies. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Essay. Reading and Reacting to a Student Essay. Planning and Writing an Essay. Improving the Essay. Review and Enrichment.
PART III: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS.
17. Sentence Basics.
Subjects and Verbs. Adjectives and Adverbs. Phrases. Clauses.
18. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.
Simple Sentences. Compound Sentences. Complex Sentences.
19. Agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.
20. Sentence Problems.
Fragments. Comma Splices and Run-Ons. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Shifts in Sentences.
PART IV: WORD WORKSHOPS.
21. Nouns.
Classes of Nouns. Singular and Plural. Count and Noncount Nouns. Articles and Noun Markers.
22. Pronouns.
Personal Pronouns. Indefinite Pronouns. Relative Pronouns. Other Pronoun Types.
23. Verbs.
Classes of Verbs. Number and Person of Verbs. Voice of Verbs. Verb Tenses. Verbals.
24. Adjectives and Adverbs.
Adjective Questions. Adjective Order. Adverb Questions. Placement of Adverbs.
25. Conjunctions and Prepositions.
Coordinating and Correlative Conjunctions. Subordinating Conjunctions. Common Prepositions.
PART V: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS.
26. Commas.
In Compound Sentences. After Introductory Words. With Equal Adjectives. Between Items in a Series. With Appositives and Interrupters.
27. Other Common Punctuation.
End Punctuation. Apostrophes. Semicolons and Colons. Hyphens. Dashes.
28. Quotation Marks and Italics.
Quotation Marks. Italics.
29. Capitalization.
Basic Capitalization Rules. Advanced Capitalization Rules

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