• AUTHOR: Susan Fawcett
  • ISBN-13: 9781285174839 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 656 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

"With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format--a careful, guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. New to the Tenth Anniversary Edition is coverage of personal error tracking, including a new chapter, pull-out chart, and integrated exercises for each grammar and spelling chapter to help students identify, track and correct their own errors. The new edition also features an even stronger emphasis on critical thinking, with more exercises on critical thinking and viewing, and many more Teaching Tips designed to prompt critical thinking. Five new readings include selections by Jhumpa Lahiri, Malcolm Gladwell, and Ellen Goodman. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac."


  • Susan Fawcett's tested MAP format (Model-Analysis-Practice) first provides an example of the concept presented, then discusses the concept, and immediately provides an opportunity for hands-on practice.
  • Numerous student models provide students with real, attainable examples of paragraphs and essays in the writing patterns.
  • EVERGREEN provides the most thorough and engaging essay coverage, with student models for each writing pattern and graphic organizer diagrams that lead students through the process of writing an essay.
  • Superior ESL coverage includes integrated practice opportunities for grammar and spelling, an ESL Appendix that focuses on particular ESL stumbling blocks, ESL Tip annotations in the AIE that suggest how and when to provide ESL instruction, and a separate Guide to Teaching Evergreen with ESL Students that provides specific assistance in teaching English language learners.
  • Evergreen is easy to teach from for new instructors while offering flexibility to experienced ones. Clear organization, rich practices, and marginal ESL and Teaching Tips in the AIE help both adjuncts and veterans keep it fresh.

About the Contributor

  • Susan Fawcett

    Susan Fawcett started teaching English at Bronx Community College right after she finished college. The idea for the EVERGREEN books grew out of her frustration that adults needed remediation but the only material available had a tone more appropriate for middle school students. She occasionally teaches a class in Miami, where she lives in the winter and writes full time.

New to this Edition

  • A new method for personal error tracking includes a chapter on proofreading techniques and tools for tracking individual errors. A removable error-pattern chart for student use and targeted proofreading strategies for every grammar and spelling chapter encourage students to identify and avoid their own most frequently made errors.
  • Five new, high-interest reading selections by diverse, well-respected authors include Ellen Goodman on multitasking, Malcolm Gladwell on the role of hard work in success, and Jhumpa Lahiri on her experience of moving between two cultural worlds.
  • Thorough and engaging critical-thinking coverage includes more Thinking and Writing Together activities, now called "Teamwork: Critical Thinking and Writing" and "Teamwork: Critical Viewing and Writing" to emphasize the role of visual analysis in critical literacy. The AIE also offers additional Teaching Tips focusing on critical thinking.
  • More third-person and objective models and assignments promote college and career success. Each writing pattern now includes one third-person and one first-person sample student essay.
  • Additional photos in the margins and updated images throughout help students hone their visual literacy and keep them engaged.
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