Features and Benefits

  • Emphasizing the harmonious nature of the reading and writing processes, it highlights critical thinking and reinforces its relationship to these processes.
  • Student and professional readings are presented at the start of each chapter and used as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice.
  • Readings are presented as integrated instructional material, rather than as models or additional practice, allowing students to improve on their own reading and writing skills through a single source.
  • Thematic-based chapters help build continuity, elicit student interest and help students draw on their own prior knowledge.
  • McWhorter’s streamlined presentation and flexible approach work as a supplemental or core resource for reading and writing intervention for high school students.