Based on the belief that those studying basic or developmental English should be reading, writing, and learning grammar at the same time — rather than separately — this book offers a wide range of materials that meet the multiple needs of basic writers. Three books in one, it provides 1) a comprehensive writing skills text and workbook for developmental English; 2) an anthology of acclaimed reading selections of enduring literary value edited and annotated for basic writers; and 3) a vocabulary builder with vocabulary exercises based on words in the readings. Exposes readers to the classics written by a diverse range of authors -- i.e., works of enduring value by acclaimed authors such as Aesop Shakespeare, Thoreau, Cervantes, and works of modern writers — such as Richard Wright, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou — that are likely to become classics in the future. Utilizes the “double-correction method” — integrated with coverage of the writing and editing process — to give readers an individualized means of learning from past errors. Features two chapters for ESL writers: English Idioms for ESL Writers and Advice for ESL Writers. For anyone wanting solid instruction in basic writing, remedial or developmental English, or English as a Second Language.