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Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1, 2nd Edition

  • Dave Kemper
  • Verne Meyer
  • John Van Rys
  • Patrick Sebranek
  • ISBN-10: 1305103734
  • ISBN-13: 9781305103733
  • 560 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 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 that guide students in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including the basics of research) that students will encounter in their future courses. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models.

Features

  • Integrated reading and writing guidance in every chapter: FUSION's integrated approach is reciprocal and reinforcing. Parallel reading and writing strategies are introduced in Chapter 1, “The Reading-Writing Connection,” Chapter 2, “Approaches to Reading and Writing,” and Chapter 3, “Using Reading and Writing Strategies.”

  • Brief, approachable learning units: Every chapter has several assignments with a clear learning objective and a clear stopping point. This purposeful design allows students to stay focused.

  • Grammar instruction throughout the book: FUSION integrates relevant grammar coverage in the context of students' reading and writing assignments. Additional practice and instruction appears in the book's “Workshop” sections.

  • Pedagogy that emphasizes critical thinking and vocabulary: Purposeful use of learning aids, such as “Consider the Traits” boxes, thought-provoking quotes followed by a “What do you think?” question, and integrated critical thinking activities, reinforces key concepts, promotes skill development, and encourages students to think analytically. Challenging words are defined on-page, and integrated vocabulary exercises provide students practice in defining words.

  • Guided practice: “Review and Enrichment” sections allow students to immediately practice reading and writing skills as they are introduced. “Reading and Reacting” reading samples now provide more background information, prereading questions, vocabulary questions, and prompts for critical thinking.

Reviews

“As a reading professor, I appreciate how well FUSION walks students through the writing process in general, and for each writing pattern specifically. It scaffolds my teaching and helps me feel more confident as I move from teaching 'stand alone' reading classes to integrated reading and writing classes.”
— Karen LaPanna, Collin College

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; and for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theatre history, and composition at Dordt College in Iowa. In 1977, with Pat Sebranek, Dr. Meyer cofounded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. A graduate of Calvin College (B.A.), Marquette University (M.A.), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.), he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER, THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. For students in grades 8 through 12, he co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. For businesspeople, he co-authored 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 (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature courses to college students for more than 25 years at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. He has been teaching as a full professor in the English Department at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, since 2005, where he also pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature. For over 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing, and on strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students (from reading to research to visual literacy). With Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has co-authored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Dr. Van Rys also has 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. The Reading-Writing Connection.
2. Approaches to Reading and Writing.
3. Using Reading and Writing Strategies.
4. Improving Vocabulary.
5. Critical Thinking and Viewing.
Part II: READING AND WRITING PARAGRAPHS.
6. Ideas.
7. Organization.
8. Voice.
9. Reading and Writing Essays.
Part III: TYPES OF READING AND WRITING.
10. Reading and Writing Narratives.
11. Reading and Writing Expository Texts.
12. Reading and Writing Arguments.
Part IV: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH.
13. Conducting Research.
Part V: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS.
14. Sentence Basics.
15. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.
16. Agreement.
17. Sentence Problems.
Part VI: WORD WORKSHOPS.
18. Noun.
19. Pronoun.
20. Verb.
21. Adjective and Adverb.
22. Conjunction and Preposition.
Part VII: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS.
23. Capitalization.
24. Comma.
25. Quotation Marks and Italics.
26. Other Punctuation.
Part VIII: READINGS FOR WRITING.
Glossary.

New to this edition

  • The Table of Contents has been restructured to better model the circuitous relationship between reading and writing, based on feedback from instructors who are teaching integrated reading and writing courses.
  • Throughout the text, assignments are focused on paragraph-level to ensure that students are building strong foundational reading and writing skills. In the end-of-chapter Enrichment activities, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves and strengthen their skill set with essay-level practice.
  • A new Chapter 2, “Approaches to Reading and Writing,” sets the stage for the reading and writing integration that is applied throughout the book. Now more streamlined, this chapter introduces students to the similarities within the reading and writing processes along with detailed walkthroughs of the processes with models.
  • A new Chapter 3 “Using Reading and Writing Strategies” details common strategies reading and writing require, such as identifying parts of a textbook and chapter elements, annotating, note taking, and summarizing.
  • A new Chapter 4 “Improving Vocabulary” helps students to understand how building a strong vocabulary makes better readers and writers. Using a dictionary, context clues, and word parts to determine unknown word’s meanings, followed by strategies for how to study vocabulary will help students to widen their vocabularies in preparation for college courses.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Web Site (Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, Bk 1  (ISBN-10: 1305407148 | ISBN-13: 9781305407145)
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MindTap Developmental English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kemper/Meyer/Van Rys/Sebranek's Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1  (ISBN-10: 1305397509 | ISBN-13: 9781305397507)

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Write Experience helps improve your writing skills by evaluating your assignments based on voice, style, format, content, and originality. This resource benefits from Cengage Learning’s exclusive agreement with Vantage Learning, the creator of the software used to grade the GMAT® essay portion.

LMS Integrated for Aplia, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305397584 | ISBN-13: 9781305397583)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution-facilitating better learning and retention.

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