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Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing
Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing

Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 1259795640 | ISBN13: 9781259795640
By Lisa Hoeffner and Kent Hoeffner

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Common Places represents a cohesive instructional framework to accelerate college readiness. Teaching reading and writing together requires more than just combining separate reading and writing pedagogies. This textbook helps students read from a writer's point of view and write with an imagined reader ever present. It introduces the importance of emotional intelligence, problem solving, metacognition, and self-advocacy. The students integrate skills and are challenged to develop literacy skills by engaging in real-world projects. By developing their skills in this context, students acquire the literacy skills they need to pass challenging college-level courses.

In addition to integrating and accelerating instruction, the pedagogy embeds content designed to foster the emotional intelligence development, metacognition, and problem-solving skills students often lack, yet which are correlated with higher grade point averages and a greater capacity to learn.

Upper-level projects feature four readings on specific topics and require students to read and analyze the selections and then integrate them effectively in their own source-based, documented essay. Purpose-oriented projects keep students interested and motivated. The handbook puts a strong emphasis on sentence combining and grammar in context. 

The logical and clear framework presented in Common Places provides an abundance of models that help build students' confidence in their ability to master specific skills as they work through the chapters and the projects. Students are able to model behavior based on the features included in the chapters. The text employs several strategies to help students master the skills of reading and writing in an integrated fashion:
•Scaffolded instruction presents reading and writing processes from the ground up.
•Students are prompted to think their way through the steps the text provides, not just follow them.
•Students are guided to select and combine patterns of development that fit writing purposes-informing, analyzing, evaluating, and persuading.
•Sentence combining helps students develop true grammatical competency. 
•High-interest readings of various lengths from a variety of sources are analyzed for Lexile level.
•Graphics replace dense sections of text and gradually transition to text.
•Chapters include a variety of methods to inform, engage, and increase skills, such as a fictional student and a new theme on fast food.
•The Adaptive Learning Assignment activity type offers an adaptive, individualized learning experience to teach reading and writing skills in tandem, as well as explicit grammar instruction, targeting students' particular strengths and weaknesses.
•Instructors may add the Grammar and Mechanics Handbook from Common Ground, the lower-level text in this program.
•Common Places and Connect Integrated Reading and Writing (a state-of-the-art learning technology product) provide a cohesive instructional framework to accelerate college readiness. 

New to This Edition
•A new introduction to the projects section provides the step-by-step process a hypothetical student uses to complete a project, giving students a specific example of how to complete a project from start to finish with easy-to-follow steps. 
•Emotional intelligence is given an in-depth focus throughout the second edition, helping students relate elements of their development to their personal growth outside the classroom.
•Features like Thinking from an Instructor's Point of View exercises enable students to develop multiple points of view.

QUICK START GUIDE to Integrated Reading and Writing AssignmentsPART 1 Reading and Writing as Integrated Processes
CHAPTER 1 Emotional Intelligence and Your Pathway to Success
CHAPTER 2 Annotating Texts and Developing Vocabulary
CHAPTER 3 Previewing Texts and Working with Topics
CHAPTER 4 Main Ideas
CHAPTER 5 Support for Main Ideas
CHAPTER 6 Text Purposes and Text Patterns
CHAPTER 7 Organizing, Drafting, and Summarizing
CHAPTER 8 Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions
CHAPTER 9 Inferences and Tone
CHAPTER 10 Revising and Editing  

PART 2 Integrated Reading and Writing Projects
CHAPTER 11 Three Integrated Reading and Writing Projects 

PART 3 Additional Skills
CHAPTER 12 Using Sources 

PART 4 Well-Crafted Sentences
UNIT 1 Sentence Combining: Phrases and Clauses
UNIT 2 Spelling and Word Choice
UNIT 3 Punctuation and Mechanics  

PART 5 Thematic Anthology of Readings
THEME Triumphing over Adversity
THEME Self-Segregation
THEME Food for Thought
THEME Planning for the Future
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About the Author

Lisa Hoeffner

Lisa Hoeffner earned a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric from the University of Houston. Since 1998, Dr. Hoeffner has served as both professor of English and professor of reading at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. In addition to her teaching roles, Dr. Hoeffner focuses on curricular redesign in developmental education. She serves as grant director for a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant awarded for work on improvement and innovation in developmental education. With the advent of integrated reading and writing in Texas, Dr. Hoeffner has provided leadership for colleges across the state that are creating integrated reading and writing (INRW) programs and has provided leadership to public school districts implementing INRW programs as college preparatory classes.

Kent Hoeffner

Kent Hoeffner earned a B.A. from Texas A&M University in College Station; an M.Div. from Golden State Seminary in Mill Valley, California; and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served at McLennan Community College since 2001, first as the division director for liberal arts and currently as a professor of philosophy. In 2007, Dr. Hoeffner developed McLennan's first online philosophy course, and since then has continued to develop and teach various online courses. Most recently, Dr. Hoeffner renewed his long-standing involvement in academic advising by joining a group of faculty in a grant-funded intensive advising program focused on improving the success of developmental students. He regularly mentors students who need help in the areas of successful academic behaviors, self-advocacy, and the development of college-level reading and writing skills.


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