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LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers (Six-Month Access)
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Table of Contents
For Fall 2018, new content on reading, writing, and ESL topics has been added to Launchpad Solo for Readers and Writers to provide an even more robust product that can stand alone as reading and writing instruction or supplement in-class instruction. New or newly updated units are marked with an asterisk (*)
*Practical Suggestions and Resources for Teaching with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers
Punctuation, Style, and Mechanics
*Recognizing Patterns of Organization
*Identifying Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details
*Reading Interpretively and Making Inferences
Readings with Comprehension Quizzes
Angier, "One Thing They Aren't: Maternal"
Baldwin, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?"
Brownmiller, "Let's Put Pornography Back in the Closet"
Bryson, "Walking around Sydney"
Carson, "The Obligation to Endure"
Chief Seattle, "Address"
Dodds, "Beautiful Teenage Brains"
Douglass, "Learning to Read and Write"
Eighner, "On Dumpster Diving"
Elton, "My First Helping of Canada Goose"
Ericsson, "The Ways We Lie"
Etzioni, "Working at McDonald's"
Goodman, "Spring Cleaning Our Lives"
Hardin, "Lifeboat Ethics"
Hubbell, "The Beekeeper"
Kaminer, "The War on High Schools"
Kotz, "How to Boost Your Willpower"
Levin, "The Case for Torture"
Lutz, "The World of Doublespeak"
Maisami, "Born in Amrika"
Schlosser, "The Most Dangerous Job"
Soto, "The Grandfather"
Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?"
Twain, "Two Ways of Seeing a River"
*Topic, Audience, and Purpose
*Organizing and Planning for Writing
*Drafting a Thesis Statement
*Drafting Paragraphs and Essays
Digital Writing Tutorials
Overview: Integrated Reading and Writing
Overview: Research (with 2016 MLA Update)
Working with Sources
Documentation Guides (MLA and APA)
Search and Citation Tutorials
Overview: Parts of Speech
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Coordination and Subordination
Mixed and Incomplete Construction
Active and Passive Voice
Overview: Style and Mechanics
Commonly Confused Words
Semicolons and Colons
*Articles and Nouns for Multilingual Writers
*Verbs for Multilingual Writers
*Sentence Structure for Multilingual Writers
*Prepositions and Idiomatic Verbs for Multilingual Writers
Grammar Girl Podcasts