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The Mosaics Reader uses high-interest readings from a complemented by creative, principled reading and writing exercises and activities to get students reading and writing in the rhetorical modes.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Amy Tan, “Magpies”
Alice Walker, “Longing to Die of Old Age”
Mario Suarez, “El Hoyo”
Linda Hogan, “Dwellings”
Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”
Michael Arredondo, “Choosing the Path with Honor”
Lynda Barry, “The Sanctuary of School”
Stan Higgins, “Writer’s Retreat”
Chang-Rae Lee, “Mute in an English-Only World”
Brent Staples, “Walk On By”
Richard Rodriguez, “Dawn’s Early Light”
France Borel, “The Decorated Body”
Analyzing a Process
Julia Bourland, “Getting Out of Debt (and Staying Out)”
Russell Freedman, “Coming Over”
Dr. Roger Flax, “Don’t Be Cruel”
David Levy, “Why We Have a Moon”
Comparing and Contrasting
Ernesto Galarza, “The Barrio”
David Brooks, “It’s a Girls’ World, After All: The New Imbalance of the Information Age”
Yi-Fu Tuan, “American Space, Chinese Place”
Tony Cohan, “Between Worlds”
Dividing and Classifying
Camille Lavington, “Rapport: How to Ignite It”
Stephanie Ericsson, “The Ways We Lie”
Bernice Reagon, “Black Music in Our Hands”
Marion Winik, “What Are Friends For?”
Gary Mack, “The Fire Inside”
Jo Goodwin Parker, “What is Poverty”
Isaac Asimov, “What is Intelligence Anyway?”
Janice Castro, “Spanglish Spoken Here”
Analyzing Causes and Effects
Michael McLeod, “Does TV Kill?”
Corky Clifton, “Life Sentences”
Linda Lee Andujar, “Shedding the Weight of My Dad’s Obsession”
Stacey Colino, “Happiness is Catching; Why Emotions Are Contagious”
Jeff Chu, “Who Gets the Break?”
Tamara Roleff, “Hate Crime Laws Are Necessary”
Brenda Stalcup, Tamara Roleff, and Mary Williams, “Hate Crime Laws Are Unnecessary”
Dave Grossman, “We Are Training Our Kids to Kill”
Richard Willard, “Anti-Loitering Laws Can Reduce Gang Violence”
David Cole, “Anti-Loitering Laws Are Ineffective and Biased”
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