Read Write! An Introduction to Integrated Reading and Writing

Author(s): Selena Stewart-Alexander, Patrice K. Johnson, Caitlin Stanford Kintner

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2015


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Read Write!: An Introduction to Integrated Reading and Writing is designed as workbook; making it easy for students to annotate and highlight, take notes, and complete assignments directly on the pages.


Read Write!: An Introduction to Integrated Reading and Writing features:

  • Read Write! Tips throughout. These help students better grasp a concept while also improving your study skills.
  • Several short stories, novels, essays and newspaper articles.
  • 26 total readings.
  • Colored formatting making it easier to read and easier to follow ideas.

Readings List



Author Bios

Some Notes about This Text

Part I The Reading and Writing Processes

Introduction to the Reading and Writing Processes

Chapter 1 The Reading Process







Other Reading Comprehension Strategies



Note Taking


Cornell Note Taking

Graphic Organizers


Building a Pyramid


Venn Diagrams

Pro and Con List Graphic Organizer

Drawing Pictures

Two Ways to Improve Your Reading Skills

Read Write! Review Questions: The Reading Process

Chapter 2 The Writing Process


Audience and Purpose

Prewriting Strategies

Free Writing



Asking Questions


Building a Pyramid


Thesis Statements

The Traditional Five-Paragraph Essay Layout

Sample Essay




Transitional Devices




Read Write! Review Questions: The Writing Process

Part II Breaking down a Text and Building up an Essay

Chapter 3 Breaking down a Text

Reading on the Lines

Identifying Topic

Identifying Main Idea

Identifying Supporting Details

Identifying Implied Main Idea

Organizational Patterns

Read Write! Review Questions: Breaking down a Text

Chapter 4 Building up an Essay


Background Information Method

General to Specific Method

Anecdote Method

Contrast Method

Quote Method

Question Method

Surprising Statement Method

The Body Paragraphs


Single Sentence Method

Multisentence Method

Summary Method

Suggestion Method

Prediction Method

Call-to-action Method

Revisiting the Anecdote from the Introduction

Read Write! Review Questions: Building up an Essay

Part III Critical Reading and Writing

Chapter 5 Critical Reading

Reading between the Lines

Reading beyond the Lines


Considering the Author

Author’s Background

Audience and Purpose

Fact vs. Opinion

Author’s Word Choice

Author’s Bias

Read Write! Review Questions: Critical Reading

Chapter 6 Critical Writing


Audience and Purpose

Fact vs. Opinion

Word Choice


Writing with Sources

MLA Style

APA Style

Read Write! Review Questions: Critical Writing

Part IV Reading and Writing the Rhetorical Modes

Chapter 7 Reading and Writing Exemplification

Exemplification Elements

Series of Examples

Extended Example

A Mixtures of a Series of Examples and an Extended Example

Reading Exemplification

Writing Exemplification

Exemplification Essay Prewriting

Exemplification Thesis Statement

Exemplification Body Paragraphs

Exemplification Conclusion

Exemplification Outline

Read Write! Review Questions: Reading and Writing Exemplification

Exemplification Essay Topics

Chapter 8 Reading and Writing Descriptive-Narrative

Descriptive-Narrative Elements

The 5WH


The Scene

Showing, Not Telling

Literary Devices and Figurative Language

Sensory Imagery


Traditional Story Structure

Reading Descriptive-Narrative

Writing Descriptive-Narrative

Descriptive-Narrative Essay Prewriting

Descriptive-Narrative Thesis Statement

Descriptive-Narrative Body Paragraph

Descriptive-Narrative Conclusion Paragraph

Read Write! Review Questions: Descriptive-Narrative

Descriptive-Narrative Essay Topics

Chapter 9 Reading and Writing Process

Process Elements

Organizational Patterns


Reading Process

Writing a Process Essay

Process Prewriting

Process Thesis Statement

Process Body Paragraph

Process Conclusion

Process Outline

Second or Third Person

Read Write! Review Questions: Reading and Writing Process

Process Essay Topics

Chapter 10 Reading and Writing Arguments

Argument Elements

Organizational Patterns

The Appeals

Strategies for Arguing Effectively

The Topic

The Title and Tone

The Claim

The Introduction

The Supporting Details


Reading Argument

Writing Argument

Argument Prewriting

Argument Claim/Thesis Statement

Argument Body Paragraphs

Argument Conclusion

Argument Outline

Read Write! Review Questions: Reading and Writing Argument

Argument Essay Topics

Part V Vocabulary Building and Journaling

Chapter 11 Vocabulary Building

Keeping Track of Vocabulary

Vocabulary Journals

Using Notecards

Discipline-specific and Other Vocabulary Words

Using Context Clues

Demystifying Words: Prefix, Suffix, and Root

Using Games and Activities to Expand Your Vocabulary

Vocabulary Pitfalls in Reading and Writing

Failure to Look up Unknown Words

Using a Thesaurus in an Attempt to Impress Your Readers

Read Write! Review: Vocabulary Building

Chapter 12 Journaling

The Importance of Journaling

Journaling Elements

Read Write! Review Questions: Journaling

Journal Topics

Part VI Mechanics Handbook

Chapter 13 Subjects and Verbs



Verb Types

Things to Watch Out For

Read Write! Review: Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 14 Subject–Verb Agreement

The Rule of Subject–Verb Agreement

Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects

Read Write! Review: Subject–Verb Agreement

Chapter 15 Sentence Patterns

Simple Sentences

Compound Sentences

Comma and a Coordinating Conjunction


Complex Sentences

Compound-Complex Sentences

Read Write! Review: Sentence Patterns

Chapter 16 Sentence Fragments

Types of Fragments

Steps to Identify a Fragment

Correcting Fragments

Read Write! Review: Sentence Fragments

Chapter 17 Run-Ons and Comma Splices

Run-On and Comma Splice Definitions

Four Ways to Correct Run-ons and Comma Splices

Chart of the Seven Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)

Chart of Most Frequently Used Conjunctive Adverbs (Transitions)

Chart of Most Frequently Used Subordinating Conjunctions

Read Write! Review: Run-ons and Comma Splices

Chapter 18 Commas

Using Commas

Commas in a Series

Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)

Commas with Introductory Words, Phrases, and Clauses

Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Information

Use Commas with Interchangeable Adjectives

Direct Quotations

Commas with Addresses and Dates

Read Write! Review: Commas

Chapter 19 Commonly Confused Words

Read Write! Review: Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 20 Verb Tenses and Tense Shifts

Verb Tenses

Irregular Verbs

Unnecessary Tense Shifts

Active and Passive Voice

Read Write! Review: Verb Tenses and Tense Shifts

Chapter 21 Pronouns and Pronoun–Antecedent Agreement


Subjective Case

Objective Case

Possessive Case

Reflexive and Intensive Case

Who vs. Whom

Pronoun–Antecedent Agreement

The Rule of Pronoun–Antecedent Agreement

Problems with Pronouns and Pronoun–Antecedent Agreement

Read Write! Review: Pronouns and Pronoun–Antecedent Agreement

Chapter 22 Apostrophes

Apostrophe Usage

Apostrophes in Contractions

It’s vs. Its

Singular Possessive

Plural Possessive

Irregular Plurals

Possessive Compound Nouns

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive vs. Simply Plural Nouns

Two Common Apostrophe Mistakes: Verbs and Numerals

Read Write! Review: Apostrophes

Chapter 23 Capitalization

The Rules of Capitalization

Read Write! Review: Capitalization

Part VII Further Readings

“My Name” by Sandra Cisneros

“On Writing” by Billy Dennis

“The Rise of Black Feminism in America” by Kenasia M. Johnson

Student Essay: “Big Bend” by Dorothy Bennett

Student Essay: “The First Time I Slept with a Rattlesnake” by Dorothy Bennett

“How Do You Define Success?” by Carolyn K. Correia

“Impounded Fathers” by Edwidge Danticat

“Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan


Outline Template

Pyramid Template

Levels of Reading Template

KWL Template

Literary Devices Quick Reference

Prefix, Suffix, and Root Quick Reference

The Parts of Speech

Editing Symbols

Rules of Writing: The Sweet Sixteen

Selena Stewart-Alexander

Selena Stewart-Alexander has over twenty years’ experience teaching in higher education. She is a full-time faculty member at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX, where she teaches English, developmental writing, and integrated reading and writing. Stewart-Alexander has a master’s degree in English from the University of Texas in Arlington and a BFA in communications from Southern Methodist University. At Eastfield, Stewart-Alexander is a member of the Common Book committee that selects the annual book that the college reads and centers events around and co-chair of Bookends, a book club comprised of faculty and staff. Reading, participating in Delta Sigma Theta sorority and church community outreach activities, and spending time with her family and friends are how she spends her leisure time when she is not grading essays or writing.

Patrice K. Johnson

Patrice K. Johnson is an educator and textbook author. She is a full-time faculty member at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX, where she teaches developmental writing. She has also taught education courses. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s degree in education from Texas A&M-Commerce. She is the co-chair for the English/Writing/ESL Special Interest Network for the National Association for Developmental Education. She enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family, dancing, and traveling.

Caitlin Stanford Kintner

Caitlin S. Stanford is an educator and textbook author. She is a full-time faculty member at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX, where she teaches or has taught developmental writing, developmental integrated reading/writing, journalism, and English. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in professional writing, both from the University of Oklahoma. She also has graduate hours in higher education and English from Texas A&M-Commerce. She enjoys reading and writing, photography, and spending time with family, friends, and her husband and pets, and she is looking forward to having her first baby, Rylin Tatiana, in fall 2015, right after this book comes out.

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