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Active Reading Skills (with MyReadingLab),9780205574841

Active Reading Skills (with MyReadingLab)

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Active Reading Skills, based on the premise students learn best by doing, teaches essential reading and thinking skills using concise instruction, guided practice, extensive application, and feedback. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on a specific reading skill and includes instruction, practice exercises, quizzes, and mastery tests. Because the skill instruction is brief, students spend more time applying the skills through extensive practice. The actual instruction and exercise format were designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles to reach students.

Table of Contents

Improving your Skills
Reading Actively
Keys to Academic Success
Read and Learn Actively
Preview Before Reading
Use Guide Questions
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Diversity in U.S. Families.rdquo;
Using Context and Word Parts
What is Context? Types of Context Clues
What Are Word Parts?
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Unfair Advantage.rdquo;
Locating Main Ideas
What Is a Main Idea?
Understanding General Versus Specific
Identifying the Topic
Finding the Main Idea
Finding the Central Thought
Learn More About Paragraphs
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Environmental Racism.rdquo;
Identifying Details and Transitions
What Are Supporting Details?
Recognizing Transitions
Putting It All Together
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Talking A Stranger Through the Night.rdquo;
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
What Does Implied Mean?
Remembering General Vs
How to Find Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Working With Paragraphs
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Sex and Symmetry.rdquo;
Keeping Track of Information
Why Keep Track of Information?
Highlighting and Marking
Good Reasons to Keep Track Of Information
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Personal Safety Online.rdquo;
Recognizing PatternsI
What Are Patterns of Organization?
Combining Patterns of Organization
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Animals at Play,rdquo; (Textbook Excerpt)
Recognizing Patterns
Comparison/Contrast Patterns
Other Useful Patterns
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;The Mind-Body Connection.rdquo;
Reading Critically: Inferences and Author's Purpose
What Is Inference?
Understanding Author's Purpose
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;If Our Son is Happy, What Else Matters?rdquo;
Reading Critically: Fact and Opinion
Is It Fact or Opinion?
Mixing Fact and Opinion
Evaluating Fact and Opinion
Informed Opinion
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Canine Candy Stripers.rdquo;
Reading Critically: Tone and Bias
Tone. Bias
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Explaining Away Hate.rdquo;
Reading Argumen
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