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The Effective Reader,9780205573196

The Effective Reader

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9780205573196

ISBN10:
0205573193
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

Step-by-step reading instruction integrated with the reading process (SQ3R), a wide range of practice and test materials, and a rich selection of readings from textbooks and other sources. Heavy Skill instruction, Integration of reading skills with reading process (SQ3R), Ample application and assessment opportunities , Text-specific lab manual.9 th -12 th grade (intermediate) college reading courses.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Becoming an Effective Reader
A Reading System for Effective Readers
Prior Knowledge
The Reading Process
Before Reading: Survey and Question
Before Reading
During Reading: Read and Recite
After Reading: Review
After Reading
Textbook Skills: Asking Questions and Reciting Answers Before, During, and After Reading
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
Mastery Tests
Vocabulary and Dictionary Skills
Before Reading About Vocabulary Skills
Words Are Building Blocks
Context Clues: A SAGE Approach
Synonyms
Antonyms
General Context
Examples
Textbook Skills: Using a Glossary
Word Parts
Roots
Prefixes
Suffixes
Reading the Dictionary
How to Read a Dictionary Entry
Spelling and Syllables
Parts of Speech
Definitions
Textbook Aids for Learning Content Words
Textbook Definitions
Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Vocabulary and Dictionary Skills
Mastery Tests
Stated Main Ideas
Before Reading About Stated Main Ideas
The Traits of a Main Idea
Identifying the Topic of a Paragraph
Identifying a Topic Sentence
The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences
Topic Sentence at the Beginning of a Paragraph
Topic Sentence Within a Paragraph
Topic Sentence at the End of a Paragraph
Topic Sentence at the Beginning and the End of a Paragraph
The Central Idea and the Thesis Statement
Textbook Skills: Topics, Main Ideas, and Central Ideas in Textbooks
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Stated Main Ideas
Mastery Tests
Supporting Details
Before Reading About Supporting Details
Questions for Locating Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Creating a Summary from Annotations
Textbook Skills: Chapter-end Questions in a Textbook
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Supporting Details
Mastery Tests
Outlines and Concept Maps
Before Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps
Outlines
Concept Maps
Textbook Skills: The Table of Contents
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps
Mastery Tests
Transitions and Thought Patterns
Before Reading About Transitions and Thought Patterns
Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence
Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences
The Time Order Pattern
The Space Order Pattern
The Listing Pattern
The Classification Pattern
Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns in Textbooks
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Transitions and Thought Patterns
Mastery Tests
More Thought Patterns
Before Reading About More Thought Patterns
The Comparison-and-Contrast Pattern
Comparison
Contrast
Comparison and Contrast
The Cause-and-Effect Pattern
The Generalization-and-Example Pattern
The Definition Pattern
Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns and Textbooks
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About More Thought Patterns
Mastery Tests
Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas
Before Reading About Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas
What Is an Implied Main Idea?
Using Supporting Details and Thought Patterns to Find Implied Main Ideas
Finding the Implied Main Ideas of Paragraphs
Creating a Summary from the Supporting Details
The Implied Central Idea
Textbook Skills: Graphics as Details That Imply a Main Idea
A Final Note about Experience and Perspective
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas
Mastery Tests
Fact and Opinion
Before Reading About Fact and Opinion
What Is the Difference Between Fact and Opinion?
Ask Questions to Identify Facts
Note Biased Words to Identify Opinions
Note Qualifiers to Identify Opinions
Think Carefully About Supposed "Facts"
Read Critically: Evaluate Details as Fact or Opinion in Context
Evaluate the Context of the Passage
Evaluate the Context of the Author
Evaluate the Context of the Source
Textbook Skills: Fact and Opinion in Textbook Passages
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Fact and Opinion
Mastery Tests
Tone and Purpose
Before Reading About Tone and Purpose
What Are Tone and Purpose?
Understand How Tone Is Established
Identify Subjective and Objective Tone Words
Discover the General Purpose in the Main Idea
Figure Out the Primary Purpose
Recognize Irony Used for Special Effects
Textbook Skills: Author's Tone and Purpose
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Tone and Purpose
Mastery Tests
Inferences
Before Reading About Inferences
Inferences: Educated Guesses
What Is a Valid Inference?
Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions
Verify and Value the Facts
Assess Prior Knowledge
Learn from the Text
Investigate for Bias
Detect Contradictions
Inferences in Creative Expression
Textbook Skills: Inferences and Visual Aids
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Inferences
Mastery Tests
The Basics of Argument
Before Reading About the Basics of Argument
What Is an Argument?
Identify the Author's Claim and Supports
Decide Whether the Supports Are Relevant
Decide Whether the Supports Are Adequate
Check the Argument for Bias
Textbook Skills: The Logic of Argument
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About the Basics of Argument
Mastery Tests
Advanced Argument: Persuasive Techniques
Before Reading About Advanced Argument
Biased Arguments
What Is a Fallacy in Logical Thought?
What Is Propaganda?
Irrelevant Arguments: Fallacies
Personal Attack
Straw Man
Begging the Question
Irrelevant Arguments: Propaganda Techniques
Name-Calling
Testimonials
Bandwagon
Plain Folks
Inadequate Arguments: Fallacies
Either-Or
False Comparison
False Cause
Inadequate Arguments: Propaganda Techniques
Card Stacking
Transfer
Glittering Generalities
Textbook Skills: Examining Biased Arguments
Chapter Review
Applications
Review Tests
After Reading About Advanced Argument
Mastery Tests
Additional Readings
The Connection Between Reading and Writing
Prewrite
Organize Your Ideas
Write
Edit and Revise
Annotating a Text
Writing a Summary
One Person's Path to Literacy
Richard Wanderman
Native American Sports Mascots
Messages from a Welfare Mom
Ramona Parish
Darkness at Noon
Harold Krents
Curbing College Drinking Starts with a Change in Attitude
Sara Fritz
Time to Look and Listen
Magdoline Asfahani
The Day Language Came into My Life
Helen Keller
Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Suzanne Britt
How The Crab Apple Grew
Garrison Keillor
Coming Out, the First Time
Betty DeGeneres
Combined-Skills Tests
Reading Enrichment
Appendix
Reading Graphics in Textbooks
Text Credits
Photo Credits
Index
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