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Discussion of your choice of book should model the Socratic Method of Inquiry with emphasis on questions raised while reading. Remember, when you read think not what the author thinks but what you think. By sharing your questions with colleagues you may facilitate an opportunity for thoughtful discourse during your presentation.
Academic Book presentations are oral deliveries of 15-20 minutes (approximately - limit 30 minutes) with the presenter highlighting key points, leading a group discussion and initiating questions. Obtaining books are the sole responsibility of students.
Books referenced in our texts are noted with text book and page number: RR (Reading Reminders, p.#); IT (Illuminating Texts, p.#)
Barnes, Douglas. 1992. From Communication to Curriculum. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. (RR, A-4)
Bell, Madison Smartt. 1998. Narrative Design. New York: W. W. Norton. (IT, p. 165)
Birkerts, Sven. 1995. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age .Ballantine Books.
Bloom, Harold. 2000. How to Read and Why. New York: Scribners. (RR, A-4)
Bringhurst, Robert. 1996. The Elements of Typographic Style. 2nd ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks. (IT, p. 121)
Brown, Dan. 2003. The Davinci Code. New York: Doubleday.
Brown, John Seely, and Paul Duguid. 2000. The Social Life of Information. Cambridge: Harvard Business School Press. (IT, p. 127)
Burke, James. 1995. Connections. New York: Little Brown. (IT, p. 57)
____________; Ornstein,Robert; and Dewan,Ted. 1997. The Axemaker's Gift: Technology's Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture. Jeremy P. Tarcher
_____________. 2000. The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back-And Other Journeys Through Knowledge. New York: Touchstone (IT, p. 138)
Burke, Jim. 1999. I Hear America Reading: What We Read ~ What We Read. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (RR, A-4)
Cayton, Andrew, Elizabeth Isreals Perry, Linda Reed, and Allan M. Winkler. 2000. America: Pathways to the Present. Needham, MA: Prentice Hall. (IT, p. 166)
Cole, K. C. The Universe in a Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty. New York: Harcourt Brace. (IT, p. 118)
Coles, Robert. 1986. The Political Life of Children. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.
_____________. 1980. Children of Crisis: Eskimos, Chicanos & Indians - Volume 4 (Children of Crisis, Vol 4). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Compmany.
_____________. 1991. Spiritual Life of Children. Mariner Books.
Dubos, Rene Jules. 1998. So Human An Animal. Transaction Publishers.
Eco, Umberto. 1995. Six Walks in the Fictional Woods. New York: Belknap.
Eisner, Elliot. 1998. The Kinds of Schools we Need: Personal Essays. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Elkins, James. 1996. The Object Stares Back. New York: Harvest.
Feathers, Karen. 1993. Infotext: Reading and Learning. Markham, Ontario: Pippin. (IT, p. 167)
Fish, Stanley. 1982. Is there a Text in This Class? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Flood, James, Diane Lapp, and Shirley Brice Heath, eds. 1998. Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts. New York: Macmillan. [Of note see-Hobbs, Renee. “Literacy in the Information Age.”] (IT, p. 119)
Fox, James. 1998. Language, Media, and Mind. Urbana, IL. National Council of Teachers of English.
Friedman, Thomas. 2000. The Lexus and the Olive Tree. New York: Anchor. (IT, p. 130)
Gardner, Howard. 1983. Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences. (IT, p. 139)
Gleick, James. 1999. Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything. New York: Pantheon. (IT, p. 167)
Grandin, Temple. 1996. Thinking in Pictures. New York: Vintage.
Grandin, Temple. 1996. Emergence. Warner Books.
Graves, Donald. 1998. Bring Life into Learning: Creating a Lasting Literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (RR, A-4)
Greenblatt, Stephen. 2004. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. W. W. Norton.
Hirsch, Edward. 1999. How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry). New York: Harcourt Brace. (RR, A-5)
___________. 1994. Transforming Vision. Chicago: Bulfinch. (IT, p. 167)
___________. 1999. The Schools we Need and Why we don't have them. Anchor.
Hoffman, Donald. 1999. Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See. New York: W. W. Norton. (IT, p. 140)
Holldobler, Bert and Wilson, Edward O. 1990. The Ants. New York: Belknap.
__________________________. 1995. Journey to the Ants. New York: Belknap.
John-Steiner, Vera. 1987. Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking. New York: Harper and Row.
Kidder, Tracy. 2000. The Soul of A New Machine. Back Bay Books.
Kozol, Jonathan. 2000. Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the years of hope. New York: Crown Publishers.
Kress, Gunther R. and Theo Van Leeuwen. 1995 Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design. New York: Routledge. (RR, A-5; IT, p. 58)
Kurzweil, Ray. 2000. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. New York: Viking.
Landow, George and Delany, Paul. (Eds.) 1993. The Digital Word: Text-Based Computing in the Humanities. MIT Press.
Landow, George. 1991. Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Parallax Series) . Johns Hopkins University Press.
Lederer, Richard. 2003. A Man of My Words: Reflections on the English Language. St. Martin's Press.
Lessig, Lawrence. 2001. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. Randomm House.
Lee, Michael Christopher and Jackson, Rosemary. 1994; 2001. Faking It: A Look into the Mind of a Creative Learner. Continuum International Reading Group.
________________________. 2001. What About Me? Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, Boynton, and Cook.
McCloud, Scott. 1993. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: Kitchen Sink. (IT, p. 168)
McWhorter, John. 2000. Spreading the Word: Language and Dialect in America. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (RR, A-5)
Manguel, Alberto. 1996. A History of Reading. New York: Penguin. (RR, A-5)
McLuhan, Marshall. 1994. Understanding the Media: Extensions of Man. Cambridge: MIT Press. (IT, p. 116)
Miller, Malcolm. 1993. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. (IT, p. 139)
Moffett, James. 1987. Teaching the Universe of Discourse. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
Monaco, James. 2000. How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia: Language, History, and Theory. New York: Oxford Press University Press. (RR, A-5)
Myers, Miles. 1996. Changing Our Minds: Negotiating English and Literacy. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English.
Negroponte, Nicholas. 1995. Being Digital. New York: Vintage.
Nielson, Jacob. 2000. Designing Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders. (IT, p. 169)
Nye, Naomi Shihab, ed. 1995; 1998. The Tree is Older Than You Are. New York: Aladin.
Paulos, John Allen. 1999. Once Upon a Number: The Hidden Mathematical Logic of Stories. New York: Basic. (IT, p. 169)
Pink, Daniel. 1999. What’s Your Story? Fast Company. January (21):hypertext. (IT, p. 169)
Pesce, Mark. 2000. The Playful World : How Technology Is Transforming Our Imagination. Ballantine Books.
Purves, Alan. 1990. Scribal Society: an Essay on Literacy and Schooling in the Information Age. Boston, MA: Longman. (IT, p. 17)
Rosenblatt, Louise. 1978. The reader, the Text, and Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Work. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. (IT, p. 170)
________. 1996. Literature as Exploration. 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America. (IT, p. 170)
Sagan, Carl. 1978, 1986. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. Ballantine Books.
___________. 1986. Broca's Brain. Ballantine Books.
Sacks, Peter. 1999. Standardized Minds: The High price of America’s testing culture and what we can do to change it. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.
Scholes, Robert. The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1998. (IT, p. 170)
Shlain, Leonard. 1998. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image. (IT, p. 117)
________. 1993. Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light. New York: Quill. (IT, p. 170)
Sholes, Robert. 1989. Protocols of Reading. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. (RR, A-4)
Smith, Frank. 1992. Joining the Literacy Club: Further Essays into Education. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (RR, A-4)
_______. 1995. Between Hope and Havoc: Essays into Human Learning and Education. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (IT, p. 170)
_______. To Think. Teachers College Press.
Stephens, Mitchell. 1998. the rise and fall of the word. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.
Stotsky, Sandra. 1999. Losing our Language: How Multicultural Classroom Instruction Is Undermining Our Children’s Ability to Read, Write, and Reason. New York: Free Press. (IT, p. 115)
Tapscott, Don. 1998. Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation. New York: McGraw-Hill. (IT, p. 171)
Teaseley, Alan, and Ann Wilder. 1997. Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook. (RR, A-4)
Tharp, Roland G. and Ronald Gallimore. 1999. Rousing minds to life: teaching learning and schooling in social context. UK: Cambridge University Press.
Truss, Lynne. 2004. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Gotham.
Tufte, Edward. 1990. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics. (IT, p. 135/RR, A-5)
__________. 1997. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics. (IT, p. 135, RR, A-5)
Waldrop, M. Mitchell. 1992. Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Science. New York: Touchstone. (IT, p. 171)
Wiggins, Grant and Jay McTighe. 1998. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (RR, A-6)
Wilhelm, D. Jeffrey. 1996. You Gotta Be the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading With Adolescents. Teachers College Press.
Wilson, Edward O. 1988. On Human Nature. Harvard University Press.
__________. 1998. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Vintage Press.
Winterson, Jeanette. 1995. Art [Objects]: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery. New York: Knopf. (IT, p. 171)
Wolf, Michael. 1999. The Entertainment Economy: How Mega-Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives. New York: Time Warner. (IT, p. 171)
Zuboff, Shoshana. 1989. In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. Boston, MA: Basic Books. (IT, p. 171)
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