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Making Reading Matter with MyReadingLab,9780205865178

Making Reading Matter with MyReadingLab

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Pub. Date:
2/13/2012
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Summary

This skills-based Reading text/series addresses a major challenge -- engaging students -- by giving them interesting readings and providing them with multiple learning styles to choose from. This lower-level text is geared towards the 6-9th grade level course and revolves around student engagement. The focus of Making Reading Real I is fun, interesting readings, and learning styles!

Table of Contents

Preface to Students   

Unique Features of this Text

Organization                      

Get Ready to Learn  

            Learning Styles

Reading Techniques SQ3R

            Note-taking Strategies

 

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Theme Exploring College

Spotlight on Learning Styles –Listening

Shortcuts and time-savers to use while you read

How clues help you guess the meaning of unknown words  

     Synonyms and Definitions

          Practice the New Skill

    Antonyms

         Practice the New Skill

    Examples

          Practice the New Skill

     Experience, Prior Knowledge, and Perceptions

         Practice the New Skill

         Review What You Learned

         Master the Lesson

 Learning Styles Activities

     Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path from  www.quintcareers.com

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

            High School Versus College Life: A Freshman Year Guide to Different Student Academic Expectations from Suite 101

     Reading 2 – Textbook

              Attitude from The Community College Experience: Plus

     Reading 3 – Literature

            College Talk from Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories about College

     Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

         Leadership for the 21st Century: Eleven High-Profile Women Share Their Trials and Triumphs. Leading the Way Gwen Sykes, Chief           FinancialOfficer, NASA

    Reading 5 – Visual Images

               Diversity

 

Chapter 2 Vocabulary - Word Parts 

Theme Staying Healthy

Spotlight on Learning Styles – Doing

How to Use Word Parts to Understand the Meaning of Words          

How to Apply new Vocabulary Strategies to You Reading

     Prefixes

         Practice the New Skill

         Review What You Learned

    Roots   

         Practice the New Skill

         Review What You Learned

    Suffixes

          Practice the New Skill

          Review What You Learned

                                    Master the Lesson –Vocabulary

Learning Styles Activities

     Exercise your vocabulary from About.com Guide to Exercise

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

          5 Foods That Boost Your Mood from Self.com

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         Managing Stress from The Community College Experience Plus

     Reading 3 – Literature

          Exercise and Other Dirty Words from, Porch Talk: Stories of Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species by Philip Gulley

     Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

         Your Own Brain can Sabotage Success

     Reading 5 – Visual Images

          Rhymes with Orange cartoon, using fish oil

 

Chapter 3 Main Ideas

Theme Life Relationships
Spotlight on Learning Styles –Writing

SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review for better comprehension)

Finding the Topic (What is this about?)

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

Determining the Main Idea (What does the author want me to know?)

     Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson 

Learning Styles Activities

    You’ve Got a Friend

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

         Rule of Thumbs: Love in the Age of Texting from TheWashingtonPost.com

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         The Faces of Conflict from Cornerstone: Creating Success Through Positive Change

    Reading 3 – Literature

         The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

    Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

          Dr. Phil’s Six Rules of Talking & Listening from O, The Oprah Magazine.

    Reading 5 – Visual Images

          Friends hanging out together

                                   

Chapter 4 Supporting Details

Theme Using Your Time Wisely

Spotlight on Learning Styles – Looking 

Reading the other sentences (What details are included in the paragraph?)

    Practice the New Skill

Using PIE (Prove, Illustrate, or Explain the author’s point
    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson

Learning Styles Activities

    A Time for Everything

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

         Time Management -- Getting it Done from Careers and College

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         Use Scheduling Techniques from Keys to Success: Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life

    Reading 3 – Literature

         Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

         Beating the Odds from the magazine, Real Simple: Life Made Easier

    Reading 5 – Visual Images

          Working on the beach

 

Chapter 5 Implied Main Idea

Theme Having Fun
Spotlight on Learning Styles – Doing

What is the Implied Main Idea

Putting Implied Main Ideas in Your Own Words

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

Finding the Implied Central Idea in Longer Passages

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson

Learning Styles Activities

    100 Things to Do During a Money Free Weekend   from www.thesimpledollar.com  

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

         On-the-Job Video Gaming from www.businessweek.com

    Reading 2 – Textbook

          The Art of Listening from Understanding Music

    Reading 3 – Literature

         Make a Decision: Tigger or Eeyore from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

    Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

          Cupcakes are Manning Up from Food Network Magazine

    Reading 5 – Visual Images    

          Banana Slugs

 

Chapter 6 Patterns of Organizations

Theme Money Matters

Spotlight on Learning Styles – Doing

  Writers have a plan (What are they trying to do?)

Paragraphs Developed with Definition

    Practice the new Skill

Paragraphs Developed with Example

    Practice the New Skill

Paragraphs Developed with Time Order/Sequence

    Practice the New Skill

Paragraphs Developed with Simple Listing

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson – Patterns of Organization

 Learning Styles Activities

    Economic Readiness Assessment from Cornerstone: Creating success through positive change

Readings    

    Reading 1 – Internet

         Money Trouble? It’s Your Own Fault from Money Central at www.msn.com

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         Small Costs Add Up and B is for Budgeting from Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change

    Reading 3 – Literature

          Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abignale

    Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

         Fuel economy: Save money on gas; Consumer Reports' Tests Show How to Get the Best Gas Mileage

    Reading 5 – Visual Images

          We Can Help You Save a Latte; advertisement from a credit union

 

Chapter 7 Patterns of Organizations – Part 2

Theme Job and Life Skills

Spotlight on Learning Styles –Listening
Paragraphs Developed with Classification

    Practice the New Skill

Paragraphs Developed with Compare/Contrast

    Practice the New Skill

 Paragraphs Developed with Cause/Effect

     Practice the New Skill

Paragraphs Developed with a Combination of Patterns 

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson – Patterns of Organization

Learning Styles Activities

    How to Live: Follow Your Heart, Risk Be Damned from www.cbsnews.com

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet

         11 Warning Signs Your Interview is in Trouble from msn.careerbuilder.com

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         Focusing on your professional career and living well from Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change

    Reading 3 – Literature

          Eyeing the Mountaintopfrom Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom

    Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals

          Best of America from Readers’ Digest

    Reading 5 – Visual Images

          Body Language


Chapter 8 Facts and Opinions

Theme Staying Current

Spotlight on Learning Styles –Writing

How to Identify Facts and Opinions

    Practice the New Skill

How to separate facts from opinions in persuasive text 

    Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson – Fact and Opinions

Learning Styles Activities

    Self-help online from USA Weekend

Readings         

    Reading 1– Internet 

         U.S. Army Dips a Toe in Wind Power Waters

     Reading 2 – Textbook

         Gay and Lesbian Couples from Society: The Basics

    Reading 3 - Literature 

         Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

    Reading 4 - Magazine/Periodicals

         Don’t Blame Ronald for Kids’ Weight.

    Reading 5 -Visual Images

         Farmer’s market


Chapter 9 Inferences

Theme What are My Dreams?

Spotlight on Learning Styles – Looking, Listening, Writing and Doing

How to Find Inferences (What can you see between the lines?)

    Practice the New Skill

Separating Valid from Invalid Inferences (Can the inference be supported?)

     Practice the New Skill

    Review What You Learned

    Master the Lesson – Inference

Learning Styles Activities

    Attitude 101: What every leader needs to know by John Maxwell

Readings         

    Reading 1 – Internet 

          Sandra Cisneros from Gale: Free Resources: Hispanic Heritage: Biographies

    Reading 2 – Textbook

         Achievement from Psychology: An Introduction

    Reading 3 – Literature 

         The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can from The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That

         Matter Most to Them

     Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals 

         Inspire Your Kids with Stories of Heroes from USA Weekend

    Reading 5 – Visual Image 

         The Essence of Achievement



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