Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 2,
2nd Edition

Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek

ISBN-13: 9781305103702 | ISBN-10: 130510370x

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 656 pages

List Price USD $109.95


FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 2 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the essay level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies that guide users in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including research) that users are likely to encounter later on. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models.

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Meet the Authors

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Dave Kemper has been a contributing partner with Write Source since 1986. He has co-authored FUSION 1, FUSION 2, WRITE 1 SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS, WRITE 2 PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS, and the complete line of Write Source handbooks and writing texts. In addition to his editorial work, Kemper has presented at national writing conventions and conducted writing workshops across the country. Prior to his work with Write Source, Kemper taught literature and writing for 11 years.

Dr. Verne Meyer is an educator and businessperson. For nine years, he taught English in high schools in Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition, for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theater history, and composition at Dordt University in Iowa. In 1977, partnering with Mr. Sebranek, Dr. Meyer co-founded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. Dr. Meyer earned his B.A. from Calvin College, his M.A. from Marquette University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In addition to this text, he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. To meet the needs of students in grades 8 through 12, he has co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. Dr. Meyer's publications for businesspeople include WRITE FOR BUSINESS and EFFECTIVE EMAIL MADE EZ. Dr. Meyer is currently a contributing editor for Write Source and UpWrite Press. He is also a featured speaker in the School Improvement Network's instructional videos, Writing Across the Curriculum.

Dr. John Van Rys has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature to college students for more than 30 years. He began his teaching career at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, before moving to Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2005. He earned his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. Today, Dr. Van Rys pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature, while also writing fiction and poetry. For more than 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing. He has also pursued strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students, from reading and research to visual literacy. Dr. Van Rys has applied his expertise, co-authoring various writing handbooks for students, from middle school to college. He has also co-authored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for 16 years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Mr. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

  • A new Part 2, “Reading and Writing Essays,” brings additional emphasis to the integration of reading and writing. Chapters 4 thru 7 introduce students to the concepts common between reading and writing-ideas, organization, coherence, audience, purpose, and tone-and offer strategies for how to critically read for these traits, as well as how to craft them in students' own writing.
  • A new Chapter 2, “Approaches to Reading and Writing,” sets the stage for the reading and writing integration that is applied throughout the book. Now more succinct, this chapter introduces students to the similarities within the reading and writing processes and the common strategies these skills require, such as annotating, note taking, and summarizing.
  • The Table of Contents has been restructured to better model the circuitous relationship between reading and writing, based on feedback from instructors who are teaching integrated reading and writing courses.
  • A new Part 3, “Types of Reading and Writing,” focuses on the kinds of reading and writing assignments students are likely to encounter in their future college courses. The book provides students with strategies for how to read and write summaries, narratives, explanatory texts, and arguments.
  • A new Part 8, “Readings for Writing,” offers an additional anthology of readings that can be used to foster critical thinking, discussion, and various writing opportunities. Designed to engage students' interest in a variety of topics, the anthology provides flexibility to assign more practice of reading and writing skills.
  • Brief, approachable learning units: Every chapter has several assignments with a clear learning objective and a clear stopping point. This purposeful design allows students to stay focused.
  • Grammar instruction throughout the book: FUSION integrates relevant grammar coverage in the context of students' reading and writing assignments. Additional practice and instruction appears in the book's “Workshop” sections.
  • Pedagogy that emphasizes critical thinking and vocabulary: Purposeful use of learning aids, such as “Consider the Traits” boxes, thought-provoking quotes followed by a “What do you think?” question, and integrated “Drawing Inference” activities, reinforces key concepts, promotes skill development, and encourages students to think analytically. Challenging words are defined on-page, and integrated vocabulary exercises provide students practice in defining words.
  • Integrated reading and writing guidance in every chapter: FUSION's integrated approach is reciprocal and reinforcing. Parallel reading and writing strategies are introduced in Chapter 1, “The Reading-Writing Connection” and Chapter 2, “Approaches to Reading and Writing.”
  • Guided practice: “Review and Enrichment” sections allow students to immediately practice reading and writing skills as they are introduced. “Reading and Reacting” reading samples now provide more background information, prereading questions, vocabulary questions, and prompts for drawing inferences.

Table of Contents

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1. The Reading-Writing Connection.
2. Approaches to Reading and Writing.
3. Critical Reading, Writing, and Viewing.
4. Ideas.
5. Organization.
6. Coherence.
7. Audience, Purpose, and Tone.
8. Reading for and Writing Summaries.
9. Reading and Writing Narratives.
10. Reading and Writing Explanatory Texts.
11. Reading and Writing Arguments.
12. Understanding Research Basics.
13. Research Report.
14. Sentence Basics.
15. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.
16. Agreement.
17. Sentence Problems.
18. Noun.
19. Pronoun.
20. Verb.
21. Adjective and Adverb.
22. Conjunction and Preposition.
23. Capitalization.
24. Comma.
25. Quotation Marks and Italics.
26. Other Punctuation.
Appendix: Vocabulary for Readers and Writers.

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