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The Pearson Lab Manual for Reading



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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 11/13/2009.

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  • Pearson Lab Manual for Basic Reading, The Plus NEW MyReadingLab -- Access Card Package
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  • The Pearson Lab Manual for Basic Reading
    The Pearson Lab Manual for Basic Reading


The Pearson Lab Manual for Reading is a supplemental [printed] lab manual to accompany all Pearson Developmental Reading titles at the intermediate reading level. The lab manual provides students with additional practice for key reading skills to prepare them for their academic career and beyond. Each chapter covers a different key reading skill with three reading selections in order to enable the student to apply the material of what they have learned to academic reading selections.

Table of Contents

1. Active Reading

  • Pre-reading
  • Prior Knowledge
  • After Reading


2. Vocabulary

  • Word Parts
  • Context Clues
  • Dictionary Skills


3. Stated Main Idea

  • Paragraph Structure
  • Topic
  • Placement


4. Implied Main Idea

  • Steps for Identifying
  • Creating Topic Sentence


5. Supporting Details

  • Major
  • Minor


6. Transitions and Patterns I & II

  • Common Transitions
  • Patterns
  • Recognizing Relationships


7. Techniques for Note Taking

  • Annotations
  • Outlines
  • Concept Maps


8. Inferences

  • How to Make Inferences
  • Connotations


9. Critical Reading: Purpose, Tone

  • Subjective/Objective Words
  • Identifying Purposes
  • Recognizing Tone


10. Critical Reading:  Fact/Opinion, Bias

  • Differences between Fact and Opinion
  • Recognizing bias


11. Arguments

  • Basic Arguments
  • Evaluating Sources


12.  Reading Rate


13. Reading Across Disciplines I:  Combining Skills

       Reading Across Disciplines II:  Combining Skills

       Reading Across Discipline III:  Combining Skills


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