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Developing Reading Versatility

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9781413002553

ISBN10:
1413002552
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/22/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This skills-based text, designed for the highest developmental reading course, is distinguished by its treatment of affective comprehension, that is, "the reader's intellectual and emotional response to what is read."

Table of Contents

Preface iii
To the Student v
Unit One Literal Comprehension
1(130)
Developing Vocabulary Skills
5(54)
Introduction to Vocabulary Development
6(1)
Introducing Malcolm X and ``How I Discovered Words: A Homemade Education''
6(3)
Learning New Words: Three Methods
9(4)
Method 1: A Vocabulary Notebook or Computer Compilation
9(1)
Method 2: The Column Folds
10(1)
Method 3: Vocabulary Cards
10(2)
Application 1: Learning New Words
12(1)
Check Test
13(9)
Learning Words in Context
14(1)
Practice B-1: Contextual Hints
14(2)
Practice B-2: Signal Words
16(1)
Practice B-3: Contextual Examples
17(1)
Practice B-4: Definition Clues
18(1)
Practice B-5: Contextual Clues in Paragraphs
19(3)
Practice B-6: Quick Quiz
22(12)
Learning Word Parts and Structure
24(1)
Practice C-1: Prefixes That Express Negativity and Reversal
25(1)
Practice C-2: Prefixes That Express Time and Place
26(1)
Practice C-3: Miscellaneous Prefixes
27(1)
Practice C-4: Quick Quiz
28(1)
Practice C-5: Noun Suffixes
29(1)
Practice C-6: More Noun Suffixes
29(1)
Practice C-7: Miscellaneous Suffixes
30(1)
Practice C-8: Roots
31(1)
Practice C-9: More Roots
32(1)
Application 2: Finding Word Parts in Other Readings
32(1)
Practice C-10: Quick Quiz
33(1)
Learning Dictionary Skills
34(15)
Practice D-1: Pronunciation Keys
35(2)
Practice D-2: Word Entry Knowledge
37(2)
Practice D-3: Finding Information
39(1)
Practice D-4: Quick Quiz
40(2)
Practice D-5: How Words Get in the Dictionary: ``Give Us Your Scuzzbuckets''
42(1)
Walter Kim
Andrea Sachs
Practice D-6: ``What You Should Look for in a Dictionary''
43(6)
Robert M. Pierson
Application 3: Evaluating Your Own Dictionary
49(1)
Putting It All Together
49(10)
Practice E-1: Introducing Sherman Alexie and ``Superman and Me''
50(4)
Practice E-2: Timed Reading: ``In Praise of the F Word''
54(5)
Mary Sherry
Developing Literal Recall
59(51)
Finding the Topic, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details
60(16)
Practice A-1: Recognizing Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details
68(5)
Practice A-2: Separating Main Ideas from Supporting Details
73(2)
Practice A-3: More on Main Ideas
75(1)
Application 1: Finding Main Ideas and Supporting Details
76(1)
Reading for Main Ideas: Paragraph Patterns
76(15)
Practice B-1: Finding Main Ideas through Paragraph Patterns
82(4)
Application 2: Finding Paragraph Patterns
86(1)
Practice B-2: Main Ideas in Longer Passages
86(5)
Finding an Author's Thesis
91(5)
Practice C-1: ``Congress Must Send Spammers a Message''
92(2)
Jonathan Turley
Practice C-2: ``War on Prejudice Starts with Ourselves''
94(2)
Michael Yachnik
Summarizing as a Way to Test Your Understanding
96(3)
Practice D-1: Practice in Summarizing
98(1)
Practice D-2: More Summarizing
98(1)
Practice D-3: And Still More on Summarizing
99(1)
Application 3: Summarizing Materials of Your Own Choice
99(1)
Flexible Reading Rates
99(4)
Putting It All Together
103(7)
Practice F-1: ``Thinking: A Neglected Art''
103(3)
Carolyn Kane
Practice F-2: Timed Reading: ``Putting Reading in Its Proper Place''
106(3)
Dominic F. Martia
Questions for Group Discussion
109(1)
Developing Computer Reading Skills
110(21)
Reading on the World Wide Web
110(7)
Practice A-1: Reading on the World Wide Web
116(1)
Practice A-2: Understanding Web Sites
116(1)
Reviewing Summarizing
117(2)
Practice B-1: Summarizing ``Web Reading Tips''
117(1)
Practice B-2: Summarizing ``You've Got Mail! Oh, No!!''
117(2)
Practices Using the Internet
119(1)
Practice C-1: Using Search Engines
119(1)
Practice C-2: On Your Own: An Internet Training Guide
120(1)
Practice C-3: Visiting Sites on the Internet
120(1)
Putting It All Together
120(11)
Practice D-1: Reading about Internet Literacy ``Case Study: The State of the Onion''
121(5)
R. W. Burniske
Practice D-2: Timed Reading: ``How Students Get Lost in Cyberspace''
126(4)
Steven R. Knowlton
Questions for Group Discussion
130(1)
Unit Two Critical Comprehension
131(126)
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
134(40)
Fact-Finding
136(7)
Practice A-1: Fact-Finding
136(1)
Practice A-2: More Fact-Finding
137(1)
Practice A-3: Fact versus Opinion
138(1)
Practice A-4: Interpreting ``Facts''
139(1)
Practice A-5: Comparing ``Facts'': ``Do We Need God in the Pledge?'' Jay Sekulow and ``Government Shouldn't Impose Religion on Citizens''
140(3)
Barry Lynn
Reading Opinions of Others
143(12)
Practice B-1: ``How Good Are Your Opinions?''
143(6)
Vincent Ryan Ruggerio
Practice B-2: Evaluating Differing Opinions:
149(1)
Part A: ``Should Executions Be Televised?''
149(2)
Richard Moran
Part B: ``The Victim Will Not Get Equal Time''
151(2)
Harriet Salarno
Practice B-3: Quick Quiz on Fact/Opinion
153(2)
Detecting Propaganda
155(9)
Practice C-1: Detecting Propaganda Techniques
156(1)
Practice C-2: ``Detecting Propaganda''
157(7)
Richard D. Altick
Andrea A. Lunsford
Application 1: Recognizing Propaganda at Work
164(1)
Putting It All Together
164(10)
Practice D-1: Introducing Ishmael Reed and ``America: The Multinational Society''
166(4)
Practice D-2: Timed Reading: ``Cloning Could Halt Human Evolution''
170(3)
Michael Mautner
Questions for Group Discussion
173(1)
Recognizing Tone, Figurative Language, and Point of View
174(35)
Recognizing Intent, Attitude, and Tone
175(4)
Practice A-1: ``How Much Is Enough?''
176(1)
Alan Durning
Practice A-2: ``It's an Embarrassment of Stuff, Not Riches''
177(2)
Suzan Nightingale
Questions for Group Discussion
179(1)
Recognizing Figurative Language
179(9)
Practice B-1: Identifying Literal versus Figurative Language
180(1)
Practice B-2: Recognizing Tone through Figurative Language
180(2)
Practice B-3: ``Thirst for a Hero'' from the Philadelphia Inquirer
182(3)
Practice B-4: ``Hollywood Plays to the Pimply''
185(3)
Frank Pierson
Application 1: Finding Figurative Language in Other Materials
188(1)
Comparing Biased Points of View
188(11)
Practice C-1: Comparing Two Authors
194(1)
Practice C-2: Are We Overemphasizing the Importance of a Four-Year College Degree? ``There Are Other Ways to Win''
195(2)
Kenneth Gray
Practice C-3: ``It's about Empowerment, Not Jobs''
197(2)
Susan J. Kaufman
Questions for Group Discussion
199(1)
Putting It All Together
199(10)
Practice D-1: ``Gods are Created in Our Own Image''
200(4)
Randy Alcorn
Practice D-2: Timed Reading: ``Press Freedom under Assault at Home and Abroad''
204(4)
Jim Ottaway, Jr.
Questions for Group Discussion
208(1)
Recognizing Inferences, Drawing Conclusions, and Evaluating Arguments
209(48)
Recognizing Inferences
210(7)
Practice A-1: Drawing Inferences
213(2)
Practice A-2: Recognizing Inferences
215(2)
Recognizing Inferences and Facts
217(7)
Practice B-1: Drawing Inferences from Facts
219(3)
Practice B-2: Drawing Inferences from Descriptive Passages
222(2)
Drawing Conclusions Using Induction and Deduction
224(16)
Practice C-1: Drawing Conclusions from Paragraphs
226(3)
Practice C-2: Arguments and Responses
229(2)
Questions for Group Discussion
231(1)
Practice C-3: Identify Logical Fallacies
232(1)
Practice C-4: Evaluating Pros and Cons of an Argument: Is School Violence Caused by Gun Availability?
233(7)
Application 1: Recognizing Attitude, Bias, and Inference in Other Materials
240(1)
Putting It All Together
240(17)
Practice D-1: ``The Debate over the Legalization of Marijuana: An Overview''
240(4)
Paul Van Slambrouck
Practice D-2: Timed Reading: ``Self-Esteem Is Earned, Not Learned''
244(4)
Mike Schmoker
Practice D-3: Timed Reading: ``Push for De-Emphasis of College Sports''
248(3)
David Holahan
Practice D-4: Timed Reading: ``Women Have What It Takes''
251(3)
Carol Barkalow
Ginny Carroll
Questions for Group Discussion
254(3)
Unit Three Affective Comprehension
257(74)
Developing Affective Awareness
261(30)
Responding Affectively
262(10)
Practice A-1: An Ad
263(2)
Practice A-2: Another Ad
265(2)
Practice A-3: An Essay: ``When Television Ate My Best Friend''
267(3)
Linda Ellerbee
Practice A-4: A Modern Fable: ``The Princess and the Tin Box''
270(2)
James Thurber
Application 1: Responding Affectively to an Advertisement
272(1)
Recognizing Images and Analogies in Affective Language
272(9)
Images and Analogies: ``The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner''
272(3)
Randall Jarrell
Practice B-1: Lines from Poetry
275(1)
Practice B-2: Images in a Poem: ``Oh, My Love Is like a Red, Red Rose''
276(1)
Robert Burns
Practice B-3: Intent and Attitude in a Poem: ``Metaphors''
277(1)
Sylvia Plath
Practice B-4: Two Versions of the Lord's Prayer
278(1)
Practice B-5: Quick Quiz
279(2)
Putting It All Together
281(10)
Practice C-1: An Essay: ``Fresh Start''
281(3)
Evelyn Herald
Practice C-2: A Poem: ``Introduction to Poetry''
284(3)
Billy Collins
Practice C-3: Narration: Introducing Langston Hughes and ``Salvation''
287(3)
Application 2: Recognizing Images in Affective Language
290(1)
Questions for Group Discussion
290(1)
Reading Affectively Effectively
291(40)
Reading Short Stories Affectively
291(20)
Practice A-1: Images in Fiction
295(1)
Practice A-2: Reacting to Fictional Passages
296(3)
Practice A-3: ``The Story of an Hour''
299(2)
Kate Chopin
Practice A-4: ``The Stolen Party''
301(5)
Liliana Heker
Questions for Group Discussion
306(1)
Practice A-5: Introducing Gary Soto and ``1, 2, 3''
307(3)
Questions for Group Discussion
310(1)
Reading Exposition Affectively
311(8)
Practice B-1: ``Time to Look and Listen''
311(3)
Magdoline Asfahani
Practice B-2: ``The Barrio''
314(5)
Robert Ramirez
Application 1: Practicing Aesthetic Awareness
319(1)
Putting It All Together
319(12)
Practice C-1: Introducing Barbara Kingsolver and ``Queen of Nothing''
321(4)
Practice C-2: ``Paradise''
325(4)
Rick Bragg
Questions for Group Discussion
329(2)
Appendices
331(32)
Study-Reading Strategies
331(27)
The SQ3R Study Technique
331(1)
Surveying Textbooks
332(1)
Surveying Chapter Assignments in Textbooks
333(1)
Marking and Underlining Textbooks
334(1)
Taking Reading Notes
335(1)
Mapping: Another Type of Note Taking
336(3)
Scanning Graphic Aids
339(8)
Test-Taking Strategies
347(6)
Scoring Well on Essay Tests
353(4)
What to Do with Tests after You Get Them Back
357(1)
Timed Readings Conversion Charts
358(2)
Student Record Chart
360(3)
Photo Credits 363(1)
Index 364


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