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Making Reading Relevant is a brief, intermediate-level reading text that manages to address all of the topics and issues needed to conduct productive and meaningful courses.
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0321912993 / 9780321912992 Making Reading Relevant: The Art of Connecting plus NEW MyReadingLab with eText -- Access Card Package
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 VOCABULARY STRATEGIES 1
Vocabulary Strategies Overview 2
A. Context Clues 3
B. Word Analysis 9
C. Denotation and Connotation 18
Writing Like a Reader 20
Quick Connections 21
Chapter 2 BASIC COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES 23
Comprehension Strategies Overview 24
A. Identifying Topics 24
B. Identifying Main Ideas 27
C. Identifying Details 32
Writing Like a Reader 35
D. Improving Comprehension 35
Quick Connections 38
Chapter 3 TEXTBOOK STRATEGIES 39
Textbook Strategies Overview 40
A. Identifying and Using Textbook Organizational
B. Textbook Reading Methods 43
Writing Like a Reader 56
C. Reading Graphs, Charts, and Tables 56
D. Taking Notes While Reading 60
E. Skimming and Scanning 63
F. Textbook Excerpt for Practice 66
Quick Connections 69
Chapter 4 CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES 71
Part A: Critical Reading Strategies Overview 72
A. Predicting, Drawing Conclusions, and Making
Part B: Critical Reading Strategies Overview 82
B. Analyzing and Synthesizing 82
Writing Like a Reader 90
Quick Connections 93
Chapter 5 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE STRATEGIES 95
Figurative Language Strategies Overview 96
A. Metaphor and Simile 97
B. Personification 102
C. Hyperbole 104
Writing Like a Reader 106
Quick Connections 108
Chapter 6 PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION STRATEGIES 110
Patterns of Organization Strategies Overview 112
A. Narration (Time Order) 114
B. Description 116
C. Process Analysis 118
D. Classification 118
E. Comparison/Contrast 123
F. Definition and Example 124
Writing Like a Reader 128
Quick Connections 130
Chapter 7 VISUAL LITERACY STRATEGIES 132
Visual Literacy Strategies Overview 134
A. Cluster Diagram 137
B. Five Ws Concept Web 138
C. Venn Diagram 140
Writing Like a Reader 142
Quick Connections 143
Chapter 8 INFORMATION LITERACY STRATEGIES 145
Information Literacy Strategies Overview 147
A. How to Search the Internet 147
B. Evaluating and Citing Web Sources 150
Writing Like a Reader 157
C. Word Processing Basics—A Reference Guide 158
Quick Connections 164