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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.
The authors designed Making Reading Relevant to be flexible: it may be used as the primary textbook for the course or as a reference tool to supplement the use of outside reading materials (primary sources). Overall, the authors stress the application of reading strategies (using primary reading sources as the basis of the content) so students learn to become better, more efficient readers–not by just reading about how to read, but by applying skills to reading real sources.
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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