9780073513478

Exercise Your College Reading Skills: Developing More Powerful Comprehension

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073513478

  • ISBN10:

    0073513474

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/25/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Through the familiar and motivating metaphor of sports, Janet Elder (Entryways, New Worlds, Opening Doors) provides students extensive opportunities to learn, apply, and reinforce essential reading skills.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
Introduction The “Secrets” of Success A User’s Guide to the Brain Handle Textbooks and Textbook Assignments Like a Pro
Warm-Up
Determine the Meaning of an Unfamiliar Word through Context
The Skill: Determine the Meaning of an Unfamiliar Word by Using the Context
The Technique: Use Five Types of Context Clues
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Using Context Clues
The Edge: Pointers about Using Context Clues
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Using Context Clues Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Analyze Word Structure
The Skill: Analyze Word Structure
The Technique: Use Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes to Unlock Word Meanings
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Analyzing Word Structure
The Edge: Pointers about Analyzing Word Structure
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Analyzing Word Structure Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Basic Workout
Determine the Topic of a Paragraph
The Skill: Determine the Topic of a Paragraph
The Technique: Use the Four Clues to the Topic
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Determining the Topic of a Paragraph
The Edge: Pointers about Determining the Topic of a Paragraph
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Determining the Topic of a Paragraph Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Identify the Stated Main Idea Sentence and the Supporting Details of a Paragraph
The Skill: Identify Stated Main Ideas
The Technique: Find the Sentence that Has the Characteristics of a Main Idea Sentence
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Identifying Stated Main Ideas
The Edge: Pointers about Identifying Stated Main Ideas
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter (Stated Main Idea)
The Skill: Identify the Supporting Details of a Paragraph
The Technique: Identify Supporting Details
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Identifying Supporting Details
The Edge: Pointers about Identifying Supporting Details
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter (Supporting Details)
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Identifying Stated Main Ideas Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Formulate the Implied Main Idea Sentence of a Paragraph
The Skill: Formulate the Implied Main Idea Sentence of a Paragraph
The Technique: Use the Three Formulas for Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Edge: Pointers about Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter Transition Words, Metacognition, and Relationships Within and Between Sentences
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Formulating an Implied Main Idea Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Recognize Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Skill: Recognize Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Technique: Learn the Characteristics of Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Edge: Pointers about Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Basic Stretching
Apply All the Basic Skills to Paragraphs
The Practice: Apply All the Basic Skills to Paragraphs Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Advanced Workout
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