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

Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek

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Overview

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Enhanced Edition, Book 1 is a developmental English book for the combined reading and writing course 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 generate writing. The book 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. This enhanced edition devotes 40 additional pages to reading strategies, complemented by a variety of readings that provide students with ample practice.

Dave Kemper, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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, Write Source, UpWrite Press, and Thoughtful Learning

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, Redeemer University College

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, Write Source, UpWrite Press, and Thoughtful Learning

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.
  • Expanded reading coverage in Chapter 2, “Academic Reading and Learning,” and Chapter 3, “The Traits of Academic Reading,” helps students learn and practice the key concepts associated with reading skills. Topics include asking questions as part of prereading, identifying main ideas and supporting details, formulating implied main ideas, drawing inferences, understanding the structure of textbooks and textbook chapters, note-taking forms (outlining, clusters, and mind maps), and improving vocabulary with vocabulary note cards, context clues, and word parts.
  • Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing.
  • Additional reading strategies specific to the methods of organization are covered in Part 2 (Chapters 6 through 16).
  • Additional readings that challenge students' critical thinking skills, enrich their college-ready vocabulary, and reflect the types of reading and writing expected of them in their college courses provide many opportunities for practice and interaction.
  • In Part 1, new Review and Enrichment sections have been added so that students can immediately practice reading and writing skills as they are introduced to them.
  • Every chapter in Part 2 now includes a paragraph-length reading and two essay-length readings. Additional apparatus help students learn to implement the reading process through background information, guiding prereading questions, prompts to annotate and note take as they read, and vocabulary questions to help students build their college vocabularies.
  • The book connects the reading and writing processes so that they are reciprocal and reinforcing.
  • Parallel strategies are used to analyze reading and to generate writing (e.g., the traits, graphic organizers, questions, outlines, etc.).
  • High-interest professional and student writing models motivate students as they learn new skills.
  • The book teaches specific reading strategies with each genre, and teaches rhetorical modes of writing as modes of thought.
Part I: READING AND WRITING FOR SUCCESS.
1. The Reading-Writing Connection.
Understanding Reading and Writing Assignments. The STRAP Strategy. Using the Traits for Reading and Writing. The Traits in Action. Using Graphic Organizers for Reading and Writing. Charting a Reading Assignment. Reviewing the Reading-Writing Connection.
2. Academic Reading and Learning.
Reading to Learn. Effective Academic Reading. Understanding the Reading Process: The Steps in the Process, The Process in Action. Understanding the Structure of Textbooks: Parts of a Textbook, Parts of a Textbook Chapter. Using Basic Reading Strategies: Annotating a Text, Taking Effective Notes, Using Two-Column Notes, Using an Outline, Using Clusters or Webs, Summarizing a Text, Forming Personal Responses. Reading Critically: Bloom''s New Taxonomy, Asking Critical Questions, Deductive and Inductive Thinking. Drawing Inferences: Steps to Follow, Inferring in Action. Improving Vocabulary: Keeping a Vocabulary Notebook, Using Context, Understanding Word Parts. Reading Graphics: Analysis of a Graphic. Review and Enrichment: Shirley Biagi, “Television: Change Channels.”
3. The Traits of Academic Reading.
Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details: Identifying the Topic, Identifying the Main Idea, Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements, Implied Main Ideas, Recognizing and Analyzing Supporting Details, Analyzing the Support. Organization: Common Patterns of Organization, Three-Part Structure. Voice (Tone): Types of Voice. Word Choice and Sentences. Review and Enrichment: Philip J. Adler and Randall Lee Pouwels, “The Population of the Earth.”
4. Academic Writing and Learning.
Writing to Learn: Changing Your Attitude, Keeping a Class Notebook. Writing to Share Learning: Understanding the Learning Connection. Reviewing the Range of Writing. Understanding the Writing Process: The Steps in the Writing Process, Reasons to Write, The Process in Action. Using Writing Strategies: Creating an Effective Topic Sentence, Developing the Middle Part, Writing a Strong Closing. Understanding Strong Writing. Standard English. Thinking Critically and Logically: Asking Critical Questions, Deductive and Inductive Thinking. Review and Enrichment: Steffen W. Schmidt, et al; “The Legal System Based on Sharia.”
5. The Traits of Academic Writing.
Ideas: Selecting a Topic, Gathering Details, Learning More about a Topic, Understanding Supporting Details. Focus or Thesis: Choosing a Focus, Evaluating a Focus, Forming a Topic Sentence or Thesis Statement. Organization: Patterns of Organization, Arranging Details. Voice (Tone). Developing a Writing Voice. Word Choice and Sentences: Using Specific Nouns and Verbs, Avoiding Weak Words, Writing Clear Sentences, Checking Sentences for Style. Conventions: Strategies for Editing, Using Editing Symbols. Review and Enrichment: Sharon Liao, “A Very Lucky Daughter.”
Part II: READING AND WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS.
6. Description.
Understanding Description. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Identifying Details, Considering Organization. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Description. Practicing Reading Skills: Identifying Tone, Understanding Mood. WRITING. Planning a Description: Selecting a Topic, Gathering Details, Organizing Details. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Using Transitions. Editing the Writing. Basic Capitalization. Basic Punctuation. Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Rosa Del Castillo, “Hispanic USA: The Conveyor-Belt Ladies.”
7. Narration.
Understanding Narration. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Using a Time Line, Answering the 5 W''s and H. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Narration. Practicing Reading Skills. Showing Details. WRITING. Planning a Narrative: Selecting a Topic, Using Chronological Order, Gathering Sensory Details. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Adding Specific Verbs and Modifiers. Editing the Writing. Punctuation Used with Quotation Marks. Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Helen Keller, “The Key to Language.”
8. Illustration.
Understanding Illustration. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Identifying the Main Idea and Support, Using a Line Diagram. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Illustration. Practicing Reading Skills: Recognizing Signal Words, Creating the Organization. WRITING. Planning an Illustration: Selecting a Topic, Deciding on a Focus, Identifying Your Examples, Gathering Details. Forming Your Topic Sentence. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Cutting Unnecessary Ideas. Editing the Writing: Capitalizing Proper Nouns and Adjectives, Additional Capitalization, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Scott Carlson, “The Future of American Colleges May Lie, Literally, in Students'' Hands.”
9. Definition.
Understanding Definition. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Considering the Term, Understanding the Support. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to an Extended Definition. Practicing Reading Skills: Considering Specific Terminology, Considering General Use. WRITING. Planning a Definition: Selecting a Topic, Gathering Details: Terminology and Context. Forming a Topic Sentence. Writing the First Draft. Drafting Tips. Revising the Writing. Rewriting Confusing Sentences. Editing the Writing: Using Apostrophes in Contractions, Missing Letters of Numbers, Using Apostrophes to Show Basic Possession, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: William M. Pride, et al, “Economics.”
10. Process.
Understanding the Process Form. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Recognizing Ordering Formats, Using Graphic Organizers. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Process. Practicing Reading Skills: Checking for Key Words, Understanding Patterns of Reasoning. WRITING. Planning a Process: Selecting a Topic, Reviewing the Process, Gathering Details, Using Transitions. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Giving Commands. Editing the Writing: Fragments and Run-ons, Comma Splices, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Nikki Giovanni, “Campus Racism.”
11. Classification.
Understanding Classification. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Analyzing the Categories, Diagramming the Key Parts. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Classification. Practicing Reading Skills. Inferring Category Definitions. WRITING. Planning a Classification: Researching Your Topic, Creating Your Topic Sentence. Writing the First Draft. Using Transitions. Editing the Writing: Basic Subject-Verb Agreement, Agreement with Compound Subjects, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Ann Hodgman, “No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch.”
12. Cause-Effect.
Understanding Cause-Effect. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Studying the Topic Sentence, Using a Cause-Effect Organizer. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Cause-Effect. Practicing Reading Skills: Considering the Evidence, Considering the Purpose. WRITING. Planning Cause-Effect Writing: Selecting a Topic, Researching the Causes and Effects, Gathering and Evaluating Details. Creating Your Topic Sentence. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Using an Academic Style. Editing the Writing: Basic Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement, Case of Pronouns, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Kaye Chon and Thomas A. Maier, “The Pros and Cons of Gambling.”
13. Comparison.
Understanding Comparison. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Recognizing Common Patterns, Recognizing Common Transitions. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Comparison. Practicing Reading Skills: Comparison T-Chart, Venn Diagram. WRITING. Planning Comparison: Selecting a Topic, Describing the People, Gathering Details, Writing a Topic Sentence. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Show, Don''t Tell. Editing the Writing: Commas After Introductory Words, Commas with Extra Information, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Nancy Snyderman, “The Brain Game.”
14. Argumentation.
Understanding Argumentation. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Separating Facts and Opinions, Considering the Reader''s Background. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Paragraph. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Argument. Practicing Reading Skills: Identifying Claims, Considering Objections. WRITING. Planning an Argument: Selecting a Topic, Stating a Position (Opinion, Refining Your Position, Gathering Details. Writing the First Draft. Revising the Writing. Five Common Logical Fallacies. Editing the Writing: Capitalization Errors, Using Numbers, Marking a Paragraph. Review and Enrichment: Laraine Flemming, “What Exactly Is a Frivolous Lawsuit?”
15. Summarizing.
Understanding Summarizing. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Using a Table Diagram, Understanding the Structure of Writing. Reading and Reacting to a Summary. WRITING. Writing a Summary: Writing Guidelines, Practicing Additional Summary Writing. G. Tyler Miller, Jr. and Scott E. Spoolman, “Controversy over Wilderness Protection in the United States. Robert J. Brym and John Lie, “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”
16. Reading and Writing Essays.
Understanding Essays of Definition. READING. Learning Reading Strategies: Outlining the Essay, Summarizing the Essay. Reading and Reacting to a Professional Essay. WRITING. Planning an Essay of Definition: Selecting a Topic, Using Resources to Gather Details. Writing the First Draft: The Working Parts of an Essay, Noting Differences. Revising the Writing. Using Transitions Between Paragraphs. Editing the Writing. Review and Enrichment: Mary Brophy Marcus, “If You Let Me Play . . .”
Part III: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS.
17. Sentence Basics.
Subjects and Verbs (Predicates). Special Types of Subjects. Special Verbs (Predicates). Adjectives. Adverbs. Prepositional Phrases. Clauses. Real-World Application.
18. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.
Simple Sentences. Simple Sentences with Compound Subjects. Simple Sentences with Compound Verbs. Compound Sentences. Complex Sentences. Complex Sentences with Relative Clauses. Real-World Application.
19. Agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement. Agreement with Two Subjects. Agreement with I and You. Agreement with Singular Indefinite Pronouns. Agreement with Other Indefinite Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Real-World Application.
20. Sentence Problems.
Common Fragments. Tricky Fragments. Comma Splices. Run-On Sentences. Rambling Sentences. Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers. Shifts in Sentences. Real-World Application.
Part IV: WORD WORKSHOPS.
21. Noun.
Classes of Nouns. Singular or Plural. Tricky Plurals. Count and Noncount Nouns. Articles. Other Noun Markers. Real-World Application.
22. Pronoun.
Personal Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Indefinite Pronouns. Relative Pronouns. Other Pronoun Types. Real-World Application.
23. Verb.
Verb Classes. Number and Person of Verb. Voice of the Verb. Present and Future Tense Verbs. Past Tense Verbs. Progressive Tense Verbs. Perfect Tense Verbs. Verbals. Verbals as Objects. Real-World Application.
24. Adjective and Adverb.
Adjective Basics. Adjective Order. Adjective Questions and Adjectivals. Adverb Basics. Placement of Adverbs. Adverbials. Real-World Application.
25. Conjunction and Preposition.
Coordinating and Correlative Conjunctions. Subordinating Conjunctions. Common Prepositions. By, At, On, and In. Real-World Application.
Part V: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS.
26. Capitalization.
Basic Capitalization. Advanced Capitalization. Other Capitalization Rules I. Other Capitalization Rules II. Real-World Application.
27. Comma.
In Compound Sentences and After Introductory Clauses. With Introductory Words and Equal Adjectives. Between Items in a Series and Other Uses. With Appositives and Other Word Groups. Real-World Application.
28. Quotation Marks and Italics.
Quotation Marks. Italics. Real-World Application.
29. Other Punctuation.
Contractions and Possessives. Semicolons and Colons. Hyphens. Dashes. Real-World Application.
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