A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading

  • Metacognition, Transfer, Reading, Writing, Pedagogy

By Ellen C. Carillo
Copy edited by Brandy Bippes. Designed by Mike Palmquist and Ashley Freeman.

CoverA Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading develops and enacts the mindful reading pedagogy described in Ellen C. Carillo's scholarly monograph Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer (Utah State UP). Offering a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction by focusing on reading and writing, A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading supports students as they become more reflective, deliberate, and mindful readers and writers by working within a metacognitive framework. The reading selections, assignments, and activities in this innovative textbook move students toward this goal by providing opportunities to apply and reflect on multiple ways of reading and writing, positioning students to develop a metacognitive awareness crucial to transferring what they learn about reading and writing to other courses and contexts. Because many of the difficulties that students encounter when writing are related to the difficulties posed by reading complex texts, A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading gives instructors the tools to help students develop a repertoire of reading strategies that will help them become stronger readers and—by extension—stronger writers.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter


Part 1: Experiencing the Connections between Reading and Writing

Chapter 1. Annotating Your Way into Academic Discourse

Chapter 2. Developing a Repertoire of Reading Strategies

Chapter 3. Further Strategies That Make Reading Visible

Chapter 4. Writing and Revising Academic Projects

Chapter 5. Working with Sources

Part 2: Readings

Chapter 6. Readings on Reading

Chapter 7. Reading, Writing, and Technology

Chapter 8. Expertise and Technology

Chapter 9. Gender and Technology

Chapter 10. The Environment and Technology


About the Author

Ellen C. Carillo is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and the Writing Coordinator at its Waterbury Campus. Dr. Carillo is author of Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer (Utah State UP, 2015) and her scholarship on reading has appeared in Rhetoric Review; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy; WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship; The Writing Center Journal; and Currents in Teaching and Learning; as well as in several edited collections. She has also guest-edited a special issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship on the role of reading in writing centers. Dr. Carillo is co-founder of the Role of Reading in Composition Studies Special Interest Group of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and regularly presents her scholarship at regional and national conferences. She has been awarded grants from NeMLA, CCCC, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

Publication Information: Carillo, Ellen C. (2017). A Writer's Guide to Mindful Reading. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/PRA-B.2017.0278

Digital Publication Date: August 6, 2017
Print Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN: 978-1-64215-027-8 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-028-5 (ePub) | 978-1-60732-777-6 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2017.0278

Contact Information:
Ellen C. Carillo: ellen.carillo@uconn.edu

Practices & Possibilities

Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University

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