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Community of Readers, A: A Thematic Approach to Reading

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321387639

ISBN10:
0321387635
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Houghton Mifflin College Div

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Summary

A thematic approach where all readings in each chapter center on the same theme and an emphasis on basic reading skills and higher level, critical reading skills help students develop schema while improving their reading skills. A unique system to teach the reading process called PRO (P-repare to Read, R-ead Actively and Reflect, and O-rganize to learn), a thematic approach, and a new skill introduced in each chapter. Reading skills at (approximately) the 6th-9th grade levels.

Table of Contents

Skills and Readings
The Reading Process
Joining a Community of Readers
Prepare To Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Becoming a Student: Joining a Study Group
Barbara Jordan
The Reading Process: PRO
Preparing to Read
Determining Your Purpose
Previewing
Previewing a Textbook
Previewing a Chapter
Previewing a Section
Using Previous Knowledge
Predicting What You Will Learn
Reading 2 Use the Tools for College Success!
Jesse Cunningham
Reading Actively and Reflecting
Reading Actively
Reflecting
Organizing and Using What You Have Read
S: Selecting the Facts and Concepts You Need to Know
U: Using the Material YouÖve Selected
R: Reciting the Information
E: Examining Your Learning Periodically
Table 1.1, The PRO Reading System
Reading 3 Suburb High, USA: School or Prison?
Marley Peifer
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 1A How to Remember
Carole Wade and Carol Tavris
Mastery Test 1B What is Collaborative Learning
Toni Haring-Smith
Working with Words
Computer Technology and Beyond
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Living Without Computers
George Beekman
Working with Words
Reading and Vocabulary
Context Clues
Definition and Synonym Clues
Example Clues
General Information Clues
Contrast Clues
Reading 2 Living with Computers
George Beekman
Word Parts
Prefixes
Table 2.1, Prefixes
Roots
Table 2.2, Roots
Suffixes
Table 2.3, Suffixes
The Dictionary
Parts of a Dictionary Entry
Choosing the Correct Meaning from the Dictionary
Reading 3 Robot Soldiers Are Coming
Tim Weiner
Textbook Aids and Specialized Vocabulary
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 2A Cyberthought
Ronald Kotulak
Mastery Test 2B No Secrets
George Beekman
Topics and Main Ideas
Our Food, Our Culture
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries
Eric Schlosser
Topics and Main Ideas
Topics
Main Ideas
Stated Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Restating Main Ideas
Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Main Ideas in Short Passages
Main Ideas in Articles and Longer Passages
Reading 2 Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health?
Paul Hursel
Reading 3 Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines: WomenÖs Complex Relationships to Food and Eating
Kelly Mayhew
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 3A Behind the Counter
Eric Schlosser
Mastery Test 3B WhatÖs in the Beef?
Howard Lyman
Support for Main Ideas
Staying Well
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Wellness: The New Health Goal
Supporting Points
Major Supporting Points
Minor Supporting Points
Distinguishing Between Major and Minor Supporting Points
Organizing To Learn
Marking Texts
Making Bulleted Lists
Outlining
Summarizing
The Process of Summarizing
Writing Main Idea Sentences in Summaries
Reading 2 Exercise for Health and Fitness
Reading 3 How Stress Works
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 4A A Personal Stress Survival Guide
Mastery Test 4B Smoking
Patterns of Organization
Where We Live
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 American Cities One Hundred Years Ago
Patterns of Organization
Chronological Order and Narration
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Timeline
Definition and Classification
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Vocabulary List
Exemplification
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating an Outline and Map
Cause and Effect
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Chart
Comparison and Contrast
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Circle Diagram
Process
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Flow Chart
Reading 2 Gated Developments: Fortresses or Communities?
Combined Patterns of Organization
Problem and Solution
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Creating a Chart
Argument
Transitions and Clues
Organizing to Learn: Using Many Options
Table 5.1, Patterns of Organization
Reading 3 Why Are People Homeless?
National Coalition for the Homeless
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 5A Life and Death in an Indian City
Mastery Test 5B Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization and City Life
Inferences and Reading Literature
Dealing with Gender
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Sex and Gender
Inferences
Inferences from Visual Aids
Inferences in Textbooks
Inferences in Autobiographies
Reading 2 Sex, Lies, and Conversation
Inferences from Words
Connotations
Irony
Reading 3 Why I Want a Wife
Reading Literature
Imagery
Similes
Metaphors
Poetry
Fiction
Table 7.1, Key Questions for Reading Fiction
Reading 4 The Chase
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 6A Black Men and Public Space
Mastery Test 6B The Men We Carry in Our Minds
Facts and Opinions
Living in a Diverse Society
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 Identity in Transformation
Fact and Opinion
Fact
Opinion
Table 8.1, Facts and Opinions
Recognizing Fact and Opinion
Evaluating Facts
What Are the Sources of the Facts?
Which Facts Are Included?
Reading 2 Colorblind: When Blacks and Whites Can See No Gray
Evaluating Opinions
What Are the AuthorÖs Worldview and Viewpoint?
What Is the AuthorÖs Purpose?
Is the Author Biased?
What Is the AuthorÖs Tone?
Reading 3 Signing for a Revolution: Gallaudet University and Deaf Culture
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 8A Rage
Martán Espada
Mastery Test 8B Can We All Get Along?
Al Martánez
Critical Thinking
Science, Society, and Disease
Prepare to Read
Purpose
Previous Knowledge
Preview and Predict
Reading 1 This Is the End of the World: The Black Death
Critical Thinking
Analysis
Synthesis
Evaluation
Using Critical Thinking to Solve Problems
Reading 2 Pathology of the Black Death
Scientific Method
Ethics
Reading 3 AIDS: The Long War
The Economist
Evaluating Arguments
Examine the Evidence
Consider the Structure
Check for Fallacies
Make Ethical Decisions
Table 9.1, Key Questions for Evaluating Arguments
Reading 4 As Sick As It Gets
Chapter Review
ReaderÖs Checklist
Critical Reflections
Writing Activity
Classroom Community
Extend Your Thinking
Work the Web
Mastery Test 8A The Emergency Room and the Uninsured
Mastery Test B Making Well People  BetterÖ
Extend Your Thinking
Additional Readings and Exercises
For Chapter 1, Joining a Community of Readers: How We Learn
For Chapter 2, Computer Technology and Beyond: Social and Ethical Issues of Our Computer Technology
For Chapter 3, Our Food, Our Culture: Table Rituals
For Chapter 4, Staying Well: Creativity and Longevity
For Chapter 5, Where We Live: Working with Our Hands
For Chapter 6, Dealing with Gender: Shame
For Chapter 7, Living in a Diverse Society: The War Prayer
For Chapter 8, Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
Test Your Skills" Comprehensive Tests
Workers Feel Like Suckers
Criminals at Work
A ReaderÖs Toolkit
Note Taking: The Cornell Note-Taking System
Record
Reduce
Reflect
Recite
Review
Use the Cornell Method
Reading Visual Aids
Maps
Graphs
Tables
Pie Charts
Test Taking
Overcome Test Anxiety
Anticipate Test Questions
Follow Directions
Understand the Types of Questions
Objective Questions
Essay Questions
Vocabulary Clues for Test Taking
In Objective Questions
In Essay Questions
Writing Tips for Readers
Reader Response Journals
Evaluating and Navigating Web Sites
Source
Currency
Usefulness
Elements of a Website
Reading Circles
Get Organized
Group Meetings
Final Presentation (optional)
Roles
Summarizer
Discussion Leader
Passage Selector
Researcher/Connector
Illustrator
Vocabulary Finder
Anonymous Reading Circle Evaluations
Poster Sessions
Preparing Your Topic
Preparing Your Poster
Content
Visual Appearance
Preparing Your Oral Presentation
Giving Your Presentation
Peer Evaluations
How Poster Sessions Are Graded
Suggested Reading for Book Reports
Bibliography
Text Credits
Photo and Art Credits
Index
Readingsby Discipline
In addition to the following readings, examples in the text and excerpts in exercises draw from a variety of disciplines that students will encounter in college
Biology
Food Pyramids
Wellness
Cyberthought
Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
Pathology of the Black Death
How Stress Works
Business
Criminals at Work
Workers Feel Like Suckers
Making Well People Better
As Sick As It Gets
Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured
Behind the Counter
Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries
Computers and Technology
Social and Ethical Issues of Computer Technology
Living with Computers
Living Without Computers
No Secrets
Cyberthought
Robot Soldiers are Coming
Economics
Criminals at Work
Workers Feel Like Suckers
Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health?
Education
Use the Tools for College Success!
Shame
What Is Collaborative Learning?
Becoming a Student
How We Learn
Suburb High, USA
Ethics
Social and Ethical Issues of Computer Technology
No Secrets
Working with Our Hands
Signing for a Revolution
Cyberthought
Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
Making Well People  BetterÖ
As Sick As It Gets
Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured
The Economist, AIDS
The War Prayer
Robot Soldiers Are Coming
Ethnic Studies
Identity in Transformation
Rage
Signing for a Revolution
Becoming a Student
Colorblind
Can We All Get Along?
Black Men and Public Space
Gender Studies
Identity in Transformation
Why I Want a Wife
Rage
Shame
Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines
The Chase
The Men We Carry in Our Minds
Black Men and Public Space
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
Health
Creativity and Longevity
Signing for a Revolution
A Personal Stress Survival Guide
Smoking
Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health?
Exercise for Health and Fitness
Wellness
Pathology of the Black Death
The Economist, AIDS
This Is the End of the World
How Stress Works
History
American Cities One Hundred Years Ago
Gated Developments
Becoming a Student
This Is the End of the World
The War Prayer
Linguistics
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
Literature and Writing
Rage
Shame
What Is Collaborative Learning?
Becoming a Student
The Chase
The War Prayer
Nutrition
Food Pyramids
WhatÖs in the Beef?
Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines
Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries
Table Rituals
Psychology
Creativity and Longevity
Shame
How We Learn
The Men We Carry in Our Minds
Human Factors and Working Conditions
Black Men and Public Space
The Going Rate on Shrinks
How to Remember
Table Rituals
Political Science
Social and Ethical Issues of Our Computer Technology
Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health
Robot Soldiers
The Economist, Aids: The Long War
The War Prayer
Public Health
The Economist, AIDS
WhatÖs in the Beef?
Pathology of the Black Death
Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
Making Well People  BetterÖ
Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured
As Sick As It Gets
This Is the End of the World
Sociology
Identity in Transformation
Criminals at Work
Computers and Jobs
Implications
Why I Want a Wife
Rage
Gated Developments
Life and Death in an Indian City
Shame
Colorblind
Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
Can We All Get Along?
Why Are People Homeless?
Behind the Counter
Black Men and Public Space
Sociological Perspectives
Urban Studies
Gated Developments
Life and Death in an Indian City
Colorblind
American Cities One Hundred Years Ago
Why Are People Homeless?
Sociological Perspectives
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