Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs, 6th Edition
©2014 |Pearson | Out of print
Kim Flachmann, California State University, Bakersfield
©2014 |Pearson | Out of print
Mosaics illustrates how thinking, reading, and writing are part of an interrelated process, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole.
Acclaimed instructor and author Kim Flachmann capitalizes on the growing trend of studying reading to sharpen writing skills. Throughout the text, students are shown the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing as they move back and forth through the tasks of pre-reading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing. Reading strategies are introduced in Chapter 1 and then integrated throughout the text. Meanwhile, as they are employing these reading strategies, students learn from their own writing–revising and editing their own writing.
This edition of Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs is supported by an enhanced MyWritingLab course, which offers text-specific exercises within the Learning Path, all of which feed into the MyWritingLab Gradebook.
• Description = Making Personal Associations
• Narration = Thinking Aloud
• Illustration = Chunking
• Process Analysis = Graphing the Ideas
• Comparison/Contrast = Peer Teaching
• Division/Classification = Summarizing
• Definition = Reacting Critically
• Cause/Effect = Making Connections
• Argument = Recognizing Facts and Opinions
· Progressive instruction and writing assignments move students from personal to academic writing through a systematic and seamless process.
· Students learn from their own writing as they write, revise, and edit their own writing with guidance through the chapter apparatus.
· Strategies for reading critically are woven through each rhetorical mode chapter and applied to a professional essay, a writing prompt, the writing of other students, and students’ own writing.
· Rhetorical modes are taught as patterns of thought, thereby highlighting the need for multimodal writing in college and beyond.
· A complete color-coded grammar handbook provides students with quick reference checks and grammar practice.
· Peer Evaluation Forms and logs to chart student progress enable students to keep track of their own progress.
· Student and professional writing used as models of writing: Part II focuses on both student and professional writing as models to foster good student writing and prompt discoveries which students can apply to their own writing.
· The reading selections in Part II feature culturally diverse essays of high interest to students.
· Reinforcement on the connections between thinking, reading, and writing:
o An enhanced focus on the role of thinking, reading, and writing enables students to sharpen their analytical/critical thinking, critical reading, and critical writing skills in order to write more efficiently and effectively.
o Students apply the learned reading strategies to a professional model, a writing prompt, another student’s writing sample, and their own work in order to apply the connections between thinking, reading, and writing.
· A modified design introduces a color-coded system throughout the writing process chapters. This unique presentation of chapter content allows students to visually identify with 3 major aspects of the writing process. Green keys students to the “creative / composition” aspect of the writing process, blue connects students with “revising” elements of the essay, and maroon keys students to the important aspects associated with “editing” essays. This visual form of presenting the writing process will truly help developing writers identify with the key aspects of the writing process.
· All new MyWritingLab prompt language lines up with the new MyWritingLab program and gives students a unique opportunity to link to more instruction and better practice.
· Total Integration of MyWritingLab: Pearson’s MyWritingLab (www.mywritinglab.com) is now even more deeply integrated into the content and activities of chapters. For the first time, students can actually complete and submit exercises from the printed text within the book-specific module of Mosaics in MyWritingLab. Students can complete the “Writing Prompts” in Chapters 6-14 and the “Write Your Own” activities from the Chapter Review exercise sets in Chapters 21-47 right in the book-specific module in MyWritingLab! These unique activities are clearly identified in the print text by a new unique icon.
The supplement package now includes a chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint presentation to accompany each chapter.
Part I: Reading and Writing for Success in College
Chapter 1 Reading and Writing as Critical Thinking
Chapter 2 Reading Critically
Chapter 3 Writing Critically
Chapter 4 Revising
Chapter 5 Editing
Part II: Reading and Writing Effective Paragraphs
Chapter 6 Describing
Chapter 7 Narrating
Chapter 8 Illustrating
Chapter 9 Analyzing a Process
Chapter 10 Comparing and Contrasting
Chapter 11 Dividing and Classifying
Chapter 12 Defining
Chapter 13 Analyzing Causes and Effects
Chapter 14 Arguing
Part III: Essays: Paragraphs in Context
Chapter 15 Recognizing an Essay
Chapter 16 How to Read an Essay
Chapter 17 How to Write an Essay
Chapter 18 Revising and Editing a Student Essay
Chapter 19 Revising and Editing Your Own Essay
Chapter 20 Writing Workshop
Part IV: The Handbook
Chapter 21 Introduction 359
Unit 1 Sentences
Chapter 22 Subjects and Verbs
Chapter 23 Fragments
Chapter 24 Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Unit 2 Verbs
Chapter 25 Regular and Irregular Verbs
Chapter 26 Verb Tense
Chapter 27 Subject-Verb Agreement
Chapter 28 More on Verbs
Unit 3 Pronouns
Chapter 29 Pronoun Problems
Chapter 30 Pronoun Reference and Point of View
Chapter 31 Pronoun Agreement
Unit 4 Modifiers
Chapter 32 Adjectives
Chapter 33 Adverbs
Chapter 34 Modifier Errors
Unit 5 Punctuation
Chapter 35 End Punctuation
Chapter 36 Commas
Chapter 37 Apostrophes
Chapter 38 Quotation Marks
Chapter 39 Other Punctuation Marks
Unit 6 Mechanics
Chapter 40 Capitalization
Chapter 41 Abbreviations and Numbers
Unit 7 Effective Sentences
Chapter 42 Varying Sentence Structure
Chapter 43 Parallelism
Chapter 44 Combining Sentences
Unit 8 Choosing the Right Words
Chapter 45 Standard and Nonstandard English
Chapter 46 Easily Confused Words
Chapter 47 Spelling
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Kim Flachmann received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Twentieth-Century American Literature at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation was a stylistic analysis of William Carlos Williams’ poetry. Kim has been teaching at California State University, Bakersfield, where she also administers the Composition Program–from remedial English through the Graduate Teaching Assistants. She has published numerous articles on rhetoric and American literature and has written six textbooks–among them a very successful college reader for Pearson (The Prose Reader, in its ninth edition) and a series of three books for Pearson, called Mosaics, for developmental English, progressing from sentence-level to paragraph-level and finally to essay work. In addition, she received the Outstanding Professor Award for 1998-99 at California State University, Bakersfield; the Rhetorician of the Year Award from the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in 2007; and an award from California Association of Teachers of English for Classroom Excellence in 2009.
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