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OUR READING TOOLBOXSuzanne Borman, Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete, and Joel Levine
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The Reading/Writing-Thinking Connection (First Edition)
Suzanne Borman, William Borman, Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete, Joel Levine, and Yuki Yamamoto

Perforated Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5165-0769-6, 250 pages


OUR READING TOOLBOX: The Reading/Writing-Thinking Connection puts into your students’ hands a unique educational innovation - “Thinking-Centered” instruction. The workbook guides students to think carefully and clearly about high-quality readings and to respond in writing to the ideas found in these readings.

Students learn to use 12 specially designed Tools, which help them to think through and gain an understanding of a wide variety of reading materials. These 12 Tools stimulate students’ independent thinking in a disciplined way. This leads to comprehension in reading and original expression in well-thought-out and clear writing.

OUR READING TOOLBOX features a wide range of authentic reading materials from education, history, literature, philosophy, psychology, science, and about social issues. The readings are directly relevant to students’ experiences and needs, both inside and outside of school.

Reading and writing are integrated into every workbook activity and into the 10 types of extended writing activities. In all of these activities students are required to express their thoughts in clear, complete sentences. “Strategies for Thinking-Centered Teaching” are introduced as instructional practices through which the Tools will most effectively stimulate students’ thinking.

OUR READING TOOLBOX has been thoroughly field-tested in community college classrooms. Faculty have been struck by how readily usable it is. They note that they can, “run with and use the Tools and the Strategies for Teaching and Learning in my very next class meeting.” It can be used as the principal text, which teaches reading and writing as an integrated whole, or as an effective complement to any other texts or methods.

OUR READING TOOLBOX will create a “Culture of Thinking” in your classroom. Your students will come to see that they have minds that can think, and think very well, when given the chance. Students will come to see reading and writing as natural and vital human activities that will be of value to them, both in their education and in their lives.

An Instructor Manual will be provided to professors who adopt the book.

Joel Levine is the dean of the School of Language and Literature at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California and was awarded an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Suzanne Borman was formerly a professor at the Hofstedler School of Education, Alliant International University in San Diego, California and was awarded an Ed.D. from Teacher College, Columbia University.
Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete is a professor of reading and ESL at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California and was awarded an Ed.D. from San Diego State University.
William Borman was formerly a professor of philosophy at La Guardia Community College in New York and Grossmont College in El Cajon, California and was awarded a Ph.D. from the City University of New York.
Yuki Yamamoto is a professor of ESL/JFL at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California and Southwestern College in Chula Vista and was awarded a Masters Degree in TESOL from United States International University.