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The Language of Composition
Reading • Writing • Rhetoric
TEACHER’S MANUAL

The Language of Composition
Reading • Writing • Rhetoric
TEACHER’S MANUAL

Bowie State University, Maryland Brewster High School, New York John F. Kennedy High School, New York

Renée H. Shea

Lawrence Scanlon

Robin Dissin Aufses

BEDFORD/ST. MARTIN’S

Boston • New York

Copyright © 2008 by Bedford/St. Martin’s All rights reserved. Instructors who have adopted The Language of Composition: Reading • Writing • Rhetoric as a textbook for a course are authorized to duplicate portions of this manual for their students. Manufactured in the United States of America. 1 0 9 8 7 f e d c b a For information, write: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617-399-4000) ISBN-10: 0-312-45942-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-312-45942-0

CONTENTS

College Skills, High School Students 1 Reading Nonfiction 1 Writing about Reading 1 A Conversation among Informed Citizens 2 An Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis 3 About the Thematic Organization of Readings 4 About the Readings 4 Innovative Features of The Language of Composition 5 Writers on Writing 5 Conversations 5 Student Writing 5 Grammar as Rhetoric and Style 6 Suggestions for Writing 6

Introduction 1

Part 1 Using the Thematic Chapters 7
Chapter 4 Education 7
Connections to Longer Works 8 Nonfiction 8 Fiction 8 Film 8 Suggested Approaches to the Central Essay 9 Questions on Rhetoric and Style 9 Suggested Approaches to the Classic Essay 12 Questions on Rhetoric and Style 12 Grammar as Rhetoric and Style Exercises 15 Lesson Plan: Joining the Conversation through Role-Playing 17

Chapter 5

Work 19

Connections to Longer Works 19 Nonfiction 19 Fiction 20 Film 20 Suggested Approaches to the Central Essay 20 Questions on Rhetoric and Style 21 Suggested Approaches to the Classic Essay 24 Questions on Rhetoric and Style 24 Grammar as Rhetoric and Style Exercises 27 Lesson Plan: Interrupted Reading: Thomas...