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Making Reading Real,9780132423106

Making Reading Real

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Summary

This skills-based Reading text/series addresses a major challenge in the course -- engaging students -- by giving them diverse and relevant readings with integrated coverage of learning styles.

Author Biography

About Sharon Snyders

Sharon Snyders has been helping community college and university students to become better readers and achieve their personal and career goals for over twenty years. Sharon received Ivy Tech Community College’s top teaching award, the Glenn W. Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction, in 2005. She has also been honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction and received the NISOD Award for Excellence. Sharon serves as the Program Chair for Academic Skills Advancement - Reading, and has served in the past as chair of the College and Life Success program. She has not only conducted extensive educational research, but has also presented at numerous state and national conferences over the years. Currently Sharon serves as the President-Elect of INADE, The Indiana Association of Developmental Educators, and is actively involved in serving her college and her community through various committees and volunteer activities.

Sharon is passionate about enabling all students to be empowered with knowledge, inspiration, and hope as they discover the pleasure and opportunity reading creates. She lives in Indiana with her husband, daughter, dog, and two cats. Sharon enjoys walking in the woods, listening to music, visiting people, and exploring new places. She especially loves to read and share learning ideas with students and colleagues. Please contact her at ssnyders@ivytech.edu.

Table of Contents

 

A Note to Students    ....................................................................................................... xv

Preface   …………………………………………………………………………….....xvi

            Unique Features of this Text.............................................................................. xvi

            Organization  ..................................................................................................... xvii

Get Ready to Learn  .................................................................................................... xxiii

Spotlight on Learning Styles ............................................................................. xxiii

Reading Techniques SQ3R................................................................................. xxiii           

Note-taking Strategies        xxiv

 

Chapter 1 Vocabulary ...................................................................................................... 1

             Theme: Adjusting to College

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Look and Do …………………………………..2

            Shortcuts, Time-savers, and Educated Guessing …….……………………………3

Using Vocabulary in Context (What clues help me figure out the word?)............. 4

                        Synonyms and Definitions.......................................................................... 5

                        Antonyms.................................................................................................... 7

                        Examples...................................................................................................... 7

                        Experience, Prior Knowledge, and Perceptions.......................................... 9

 

            Recognizing Word Parts (Where have I heard this before?)................................. 12

                        Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes ……………………………………………14

                        Prefixes...................................................................................................... 14

                        Roots   ....................................................................................................... 20

                        Suffixes...................................................................................................... 24

 

            Learning Style Activities....................................................................................... 37

 

            Reading Practice.................................................................................................... 39

                        Reading 1 – Internet.................................................................................. 39

                                    Learning Doctor from Student Success SuperSite, Academic Skills

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................... 44

                                    Outside In, the Life of a Commuter Student from Patti See and Bruce

                                    Taylor, Higher Learning

Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................... 51

                                    The Meaning of Eight Miles from The Lakota Way by Joseph

                                    Marshall III

Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals........................................................... 56

                                    For Many Jobless, It’s Back to School by Kim Clark from U.S. News

                                    & World Report

                        Reading 5 – Visual Images........................................................................ 80

                                    College students

 

Chapter 2 Main Ideas...................................................................................................... 63

             Theme: Life Relationships

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Listen …………………………………………64

SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review for better comprehension) ...65

Finding the Topic (What is this about?)................................................................ 70

Determining the Main Idea (What does the author want me to know?)............... 77

 

            Learning Style Activities....................................................................................... 94

                        Life Relationships Research

 

Readings         ....................................................................................................... 94

Reading 1 – Internet.................................................................................. 94

            The 5 Love Languages website

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................... 98

Nonverbal Communication of Emotion from Psychology: An Introduction by Charles G. Morris and Albert A. Maistoin

Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................. 103

W ith Help from a Friend by Dorri Olds from Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories about College.

                        Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals......................................................... 106

W ork: When Personalities Clash by Judith Sills from Psychology Today

                        Reading 5 – Visual Images...................................................................... 114

                                    Couples

 

Chapter 3 Supporting Details....................................................................................... 116

             Theme: Time Management

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles –Write …………………………………………..117

            Reading the other sentences (What details are included in the paragraph?)....... 118

Using PIE (Prove, Illustrate, or Explain the author’s point)................................ 120

           

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 136

                        The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

 

            Readings         ..................................................................................................... 138

Reading 1 – Internet................................................................................ 138

Declutter 15 Minutes a Day - 5 Great Tools That Make it Easy! from The Fly Lady

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 143

Managing Your Time and Stress by Amy Baldwin from The Community College Experience: Plus

Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................. 148

            Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals......................................................... 150

 Beat the Clock by Mark Rowth from Career World

                        Reading 5 – Visual Images...................................................................... 155

                                    Multitasking

 

Chapter 4 Implied Main Ideas...................................................................................... 157

             Theme: Global Issues

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Do ……………………………………………..158

            Putting Implied Main Ideas in Your Own Words (What is the unstated main

            idea?) …………………………………………………………………………...159

                        Finding the Implied Main Topic………………………………………..160

Finding the Implied Main Idea from a Group of Ideas…………………161

                        Finding the Implied Main Idea in a Paragraph…………………………164

                        Writing the Implied Main Idea in Your Own Words …………………..168

                        Putting the Implied Main Idea in Your Own Words in Paragraphs…….169

            Finding the Implied Central Idea in Longer Passages………………………….175

 

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 190                        Blood: Water Mission

 

            Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 193

Reading 1 – Internet................................................................................ 194

            Tragedy during trip to Uganda from the Equal Exchange website

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 197

            The Extent of Poverty from Society: The Basics by John Macionis

Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................. 201

            Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women

            Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals......................................................... 204

            Secondary Use by Marianne Peters from The Covenant Companion

                        Reading 5 – Visual Images...................................................................... 208

                                    Habitat for Humanity

                                   

 

Chapter 5 Patterns of Organization............................................................................. 210

            Theme: Money Management

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Look and Write ……………………………….211

            Writers have a plan (What are they trying to do?)............................................... 211

 

Patterns Of Organization……………………………………………………….212

            Paragraphs Developed with Time Order/Sequence................................. 212

                        Paragraphs Developed with Simple Listing............................................. 219

            Paragraphs Developed with Definition................................................... 227

            Paragraphs Developed with Example...................................................... 229

           

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 236

The FAFSA Factor and SCAM ALERT Don’t Pay to Get Money by Sid Kirchheimer from Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family From Ripoffs, Bogus Deals & Other Consumer Headaches

 

            Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 240                        Reading 1 – Internet        241

            5 Lessons the Rich Can Teach You by Liz Pulliam Weston from

            Moneycentral

                        Reading 2 – Magazines/Periodicals ........................................................ 245

                                    Debit-card Smarts by Joan Goldwasser and Amy Esbensahde Herbert

                                    from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

                       

 

Chapter 6 Advanced Patterns of Organization........................................................... 250

            Theme: Money Management

 

            Paragraphs Developed with Classification.......................................................... 251

Paragraphs Developed with Compare/Contrast................................................... 257

            Paragraphs Developed with Cause/Effect........................................................... 262

            Paragraphs Developed with a Combination of Patterns ..................................... 267

           

            Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 275                        Reading 1 – Textbook      276

                        Conserving Money by Controlling It by Robert J. Ebert and Ricky W.

                        Griffin from Business Essentials

                        Reading 2 – Literature............................................................................. 280

                                    The Story about Investment by Eugene Peterson from The Message

                        Reading 3 – Visual Images...................................................................... 284

                        Compounding Money over Time by Robert J. Ebert and Ricky W.

                        Griffin from Business Essentials

 

 

 

Chapter 7 Facts and Opinions...................................................................................... 288

            Theme: Current Social Issues – Politics, Populations, and Poverty

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Do ……………………………………………289

            Separating Facts and Opinions (How do I tell when the information is real?)... 290

            Detecting opinions in persuasive text ................................................................. 293

 

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 306

                        Ethanol Isn’t Worth Costly Cornflakes and Tortillas, by Michael

                        Economides from Forbes Magazine

 

Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 309                        Reading 1– Internet           310

            Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Half in Three Steps: Lose Ten

            Tons of Carbon Emissions in a Year by Collin Dunn from Planet

            Green website

                        Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 314

Controversy & Debate The Welfare Dilemma by John Macionis from

Society: The Basics

Reading 3 - Literature ............................................................................. 318

Quotations from W alden by Henry David Thoreau

Reading 4 - Magazine/Periodicals........................................................... 319

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Cash – No Excuses by Maura

Judkis from U.S. News & World Report

Reading 5 -Visual Images....................................................................... 326

“Be the Change You Want To See In The World”

 

Chapter 8 Inferences...........................................................................................................             328

            Theme: Goal Setting and Achievement

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Do…………………………………….……..329

            How to Find Inferences (What can you see between the lines?)........................ 329

How to Separate Valid from Invalid Inferences (Can the inference be

supported?)..   ..................................................................................................... 331

 

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 345

                        W e Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

 

Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 348                        Reading 1 – Internet        348

 What Is Cyberbullying and What Can We Do About It? From WhatIsSocialNetworking Web Site

                        Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 352

Being Realistic About Goals by Amy Baldwin from The Community College Experience: Plus

Reading 3 – Literature ............................................................................ 355

Of Snakes, Butterflies, and Small Acts of Kindness by Mawi Asgedom from Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

                        Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals ........................................................ 359

Goal Setting Essential for Success by Charlie Greer from Contracting Business

                        Reading 5 – Visual Image ...................................................................... 366

Determination

 

Chapter 9 Purpose and Tone........................................................................................ 368

             Theme: Entertainment – Movies, Music, Food, Sports, and Hobbies

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Listen and Look ……………………………369

            Connotative and Denotative Words (Are emotions evoked?)............................ 370

Author’s Purpose (Why is the author writing?)................................................... 374

            Author’s Tone (What are the author’s emotions)?............................................... 378

           

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 393

                       

Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 394                        Reading 1 – Internet        394

            Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 398

            The Value of Play by George S. Morrison from Early Childhood

            Education Today

                        Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................. 405

                                    Just This Side of Byzantium, An Introduction by Ray Bradbury

                        Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals......................................................... 409

                                    Inception Review:Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan Blow

                                    Our Minds by Elizabeth Weitzman from NY Daily News

                        Reading 5 – Visual Images...................................................................... 413

                                    Motocross Rider

 

Chapter 10 Critical Thinking....................................................................................... 415

            Theme: Health and Wellness

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles – Write and Do ………………………………..416

            Detecting Bias ………………………………….. ……………………………...417

Determining Credibility................................................................................... …418

SAVE – 4 step system to evaluate readings ……………………………………..421

 

            Learning Style Activities..................................................................................... 447

                        Research Project

            Reading Practice.................................................................................................. 448                        Reading 1 – Internet       

The Dangerous Art of the by Bernadine Healy, M.D. along with

Reader Response Blogs from U.S. News & World Report online

Reading 2 – Textbook............................................................................. 456

Staying Healthy: How does a healthy lifestyle help us control stress? By  Charles G Morris and Albert A Maisto from Psychology: An Introduction

Reading 3 – Literature............................................................................. 461

Brain Surgeon:  A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality

 and Miracles by Keith Black, M.D.

Reading 4 – Magazines/Periodicals......................................................... 468

            Smoker’s Corpse, Diseased Lungs Appear on Cigarette Warning

            Labels by Michael Felberbaum, AP

Reading 5 – Visual Images...................................................................... 471

Dark Chocolate is Healthy Chocolate

 

Appendix A – Reading in Math

 

Appendix B – Visual Rhetoric

 



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