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For upper-level developmental courses, this reader features 50 compelling selections reflecting a broad mix of sources, including magazines, newspapers, books, the Associated Press and the work of authors such as Christy Haubegger, Dave Barry, Caroline Huang and William Raspberry. After the introductory chapter on the reading process and essential reading skills, students focus on selections of varying lengths. Longer readings allow students to apply new skills and strategies to material similar to what they will encounter in other college courses. The Instructor's Resource Manual features exercises that instructors can use to reinforce each of the five essential reading skills taught in the textbook, as well as a test bank with a pool of questions that can be used to create quizzes or exams. A chapter entitled America at Work helps students learn more about joining the workforce after college, including different career choices and the importance of effective business communication. The first chapter outlines the reading process and five essential reading strategies: how to find the main idea of a selection, identify supporting details, determine the author's purpose, establish the organizational pattern, and make inferences. All reading selections are followed by questions that require students to apply each of these five reading strategies.
Table of Contents
PART ONE Americans in Transition
``Vietnamese: A Lifetime Commitment''
Ta Thuc Phu
``Quran Lesson: Exalt Moms, Dads''
``What's in a Name? Character, Identity, Ethnicity''
Deborah P. Work
``My Spanish Standoff''
``The Good Daughter''
``No Place Like Home''
Jennifer J. Crispin
``Beyond the Gender Myths''
``I Have a Dream''
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Prejudice and Stereotypes''
Douglas A. Bernstein
Peggy W. Nash
PART TWO Rumblings in the Culture
``The Ritual of Fast Food''
``Children Want Parents' Attention''
``Killings Show Moral Void That Psychology Cannot Fill''
``Why Do Students at U.S. Military-Base Schools Excel?''
``Seeking Spirituality in a Time of Tragedy''
``I'm Afraid to Look, Afraid to Turn Away''
``Cell Phones Destroy Solitude of Wilderness''
``The Power of the Pill''
Lawrence F. Katz
``The War on Tobacco: Where There's Smoke, There's Money''
``Participating in Groups''
Roy M. Berko
Andrew D. Wolvin
Darlyn R. Wolvin
PART THREE Against All Odds
``I Saw Anne Frank Die''
Irma Sonnenberg Menkel
``Back to School''
``How I Quit Smoking, If I Really Did''
``Navigating My Eerie Landscape Alone''
``Longevity and Livability''
Argus J. Tresidder
``A Drag Racer''
``Scholars and Descendants''
From The Grapes of Wrath
``The Postwar Booms: Babies, Business, and Bigness''
Mary Beth Norton
David M. Katzman
David W. Blight
Howard P. Chudacoff
Thomas G. Peterson
William M. Tuttle, Jr.
Paul D. Escott
William J. Brophy
PART FOUR Hard Questions
``My Long-Distance Life''
``Creating a New Form of Inequality''
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
``Have Today's Schools Failed Male Students?''
``Correspondence/Black & Middle Class: Both a Victim of Racial Profiling---and a Practitioner''
Steven A. Holmes
``A $300 Solution to Organ-Donation Dilemma?''
``Some Dying Patients Need Help''
Charles F. McKhann
``Suicide Issue Diverts Us from the Real Problems''