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Making Reading Relevant : The Art of Connecting

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780131944060

ISBN10:
0131944061
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This brief, reading primer will cover the major reading skills necessary for success. It provides the student and instructor with the opportunity to practice these skills using primary documents, such as, newspapers, magazines, novels, textbook chapters, and the internet.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments viii
1 Vocabulary Strategies 1(24)
Vocabulary Strategies Overview
3(1)
A. Context Clues
3(7)
1. Definition
4(1)
2. Example
5(1)
3. Contrast
6(1)
4. Inference
7(3)
B. Word Analysis
10(11)
1. Syllabication
11(1)
2. Root Words, Prefixes, Suffixes
12(2)
3. Latin and Greek
14(7)
C. Denotation and Connotation
21(3)
Quick Connections
24(1)
2 Basic Comprehension Strategies 25(18)
Comprehension Strategies Overview
27(1)
A. Identifying Topics
27(3)
B. Identifying Main Ideas
30(5)
C. Identifying Details
35(3)
D. Improving Comprehension
38(3)
Quick Connections
41(2)
3 Textbook Strategies 43(20)
Textbook Strategies Overview
45(1)
A. Identifying and Using Textbook Organizational Aids
45(3)
B. Textbook Reading Methods
48(8)
1. SQ3R
49(3)
2. 3C
52(2)
3. Triple Highlighting
54(2)
C. Skimming and Scanning
56(5)
Quick Connections
61(2)
4 Critical Reading Strategies 63(26)
Part A: Critical Reading Strategies Overview
65(10)
A. Predicting, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusions
65(10)
1. Predicting
65(4)
2. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
69(6)
Part B: Critical Reading Strategies Overview
75(12)
B. Analyzing and Synthesizing
75(12)
1. Identifying Writer's Purpose
75(1)
2. Fact and Opinion
76(2)
3. Judging Validity
78(4)
4. Identifying Author Attitudes, Bias, Tone, and Assumptions
82(5)
Quick Connections
87(2)
5 Figurative Language Strategies 89(18)
Figurative Language Strategies Overview
91(1)
A. Metaphor and Simile
91(7)
B. Personification
98(2)
C. Hyperbole
100(4)
Quick Connections
104(3)
6 Patterns of Organization Strategies 107(30)
Patterns of Organization Strategies Overview
110(3)
A. Narration
113(2)
B. Description
115(2)
C. Process Analysis
117(3)
D. Classification
120(5)
E. Comparison/Contrast
125(2)
F. Cause and Effect
127(3)
G. Definition
130(4)
Quick Connections
134(3)
7 Graphic Organizer Strategies 137(16)
Graphic Organizer Strategies Overview
140(2)
A. KWL
142(3)
B. Concept Web (or the Five Ws)
145(1)
C. Cause and Effect Chain
146(6)
Quick Connections
152(1)
8 Computer Reading and Writing Strategies 153(24)
Computer Reading and Writing Strategies Overview
155(1)
A. How to Search the Internet
155(5)
B. Evaluating Websites
160(7)
C. Word Processing Basics A Reference Guide
167(6)
Quick Connections
173(4)
Index 177


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