Interchange : Reading and Writing Critically / Christine Evans Carter and John Stilla.
Contributor(s): Stilla, John.Publisher: Toronto : Nelson Education Ltd., 2020Description: xvi, 332 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0176764682 (Student Book); 9780176764685 (Student Book).Subject(s): English language -- Rhetoric | English language -- Composition and exercises | Report writing | Authorship | ReadingOnline resources: Publisher's Website.
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Each chapter includes questions for writing and discussion.
This title is no longer a Nelson Education textbook, but is available from TopHat.
"Interchange offers a scaffolded and integrated approach to teaching and learning composition. In essence, the book encourages students to read from a writing perspective and to write from a reading perspective. In this symbiotic approach, the edges of the two fundamental literacy skills are blurred, producing a truly blended approach to understanding writing through reading, and vice versa. Furthermore, borrowing from the tenets of English language pedagogy, Interchange encourages speaking and listening along with reading and writing through chapter prompts for writing and discussion as well as other applied exercises throughout each chapter. The chapters are fully thematic - meaning that each chapter not only focuses on specific reading and writing skills, but also compels students to investigate a topic in depth via both reading and writing. Furthermore, grammar is integrated in each chapter, drawing practice and examples from the chapter's readings. Each skill and strategy is followed by hands-on application throughout each chapter. The approach in this textbook is truly integrated in a variety of ways.
A recursive, metacognitive approach that encourages students to reflect on their own thinking with explicit instruction.
Each chapter toggles between the two skills, explicitly linking the interchange of reading and writing.
Each chapter offers two or three high-interest readings to deepen topic understanding and generate thoughtful writing.
The readings in each chapter are overwhelmingly Canadian in origin, making the topics specifically relevant to Canadian learners; however, the broad topics are of high interest to international learners, too.
Each chapter builds on the last, fusing skills and strategies in both reading and writing in a scaffolded manner.
Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter promote a focused experience for maximum comprehension.
The Why Is This Information Important? feature explains the importance of the skills and strategies introduced and developed in each chapter.
The Think about It! feature at the start of each chapter gets students involved in and curious about the chapter theme, encouraging opinions about the broad theme and eliciting reactions to key features in the variety of writing approaches. This reading serves as the basis for many chapter explanations and applications.
Figures visually illustrate key concepts covered in the chapter.
Pedagogy breaks down each skill with related examples from readings in the chapter rather than random examples. This builds background knowledge on the subject and shows students that writers approach writing in different ways, encouraging learners to think about their writing purpose, topic, and audience first.
Each skill or strategy is followed by an Apply the Skill feature that allows practice on skill subsets before assembling them.
Chapters include a Review feature after each broad topic to ensure students understand and can apply key concepts and strategies.
Did You Know? weaves an appropriate grammar, mechanics, punctuation, or strategic writing topic into each chapter. Instead of isolating skills, we set them in context, unfolding these topics in each chapter in a recursive manner.
Questions for Writing and Discussion offer thought-provoking prompts that often integrate ideas from readings in each chapter.
The appendix, Documentation, provides students with useful models and methods to support their writing for their courses." (Preface, pp. xiii-xiv)
PART 1: FIRST STEPS TO EFFECTIVE READING AND WRITING
Chapter 1: Laying the Foundation: Effective Reading and Writing Processes
Chapter 2: Main Ideas: Clarifying the Point
Chapter 3: Supporting Details and Patterns of Organization: The Relationship between Structure and Support
PART 2: USING WRITING TO LEARN Chapter 4: Summarizing a Reading
Chapter 5: Research and Expository Writing
PART 3: READING AND WRITING CRITICALLY
Chapter 6: Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing: Analyzing Language, Tone, Author, and Publication
Chapter 7: Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing: Analyzing Arguments
Chapter 8: Writing to Evaluate a Text
Chapter 9: Writing a Response to a Text
Chapter 10: Writing an Argument
Appendix: Documentation by Jessica Freitag.