Joining a Community of Readers A Thematic Approach to Reading

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/28/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $138.00 Save up to $137.00
  • Rent Book $5.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


A contemporary thematic reader, Joining a Community of Readers offers a holistic approach to developing reading skills and building schema. Joining a Community of Readers maintains a constant focus on key skills while providing ample practice with shorter and longer readings. The real-life context for skill instruction engages students as they are able to stay with a single theme throughout each instructive unit. The authors' PRO reading strategy (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to learn) places an emphasis on pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities throughout the text and gets students applying the skills in the context of the reading process. Significant attention is especially given to vocabulary skills and finding the main idea and support.

Table of Contents

The Reading Process: Becoming a Successful Student
Working with Words: Technology and You
Main Ideas: How We Look
Unstated Main Ideas: Challenges in Education
Main Ideas and Supporting Details: Popular Culture
Working with Main Ideas and Supporting Details: Television in Our Society
Patterns of Organization: Families
Inferences: Coming of Age
Critical Reading: Social Connectedness and Community
Additional Readings and Exercises
Cumulative Mastery Tests
A Reader's Toolkit
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review