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Reading Keys

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780618660599

ISBN10:
0618660593
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/30/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Reading Keys,2/e--the first in a three-book reading series by Laraine Flemming--offers a comprehensive introduction to reading skills and strategies, from using context clues to identifying purpose and bias. Clear, accessible explanations present reading concepts without oversimplifying the process of reading comprehension. To ensure students' understanding, reading "keys" or summaries follow the explanations, breaking them down into manageable chunks. Throughout each chapter, a variety of steadily more difficult exercises assess students' understanding of the material and promote improved comprehension and critical-thinking skills. This incremental approach to instruction and assessment makes it easier for unskilled readers to absorb and master new information. The Second Edition offers more engaging readings--Laraine Flemming's signature--as well as new reading strategies for both comprehension and critical thinking; new vocabulary definitions; and new diagrams for note-taking. A complete technology package--including the Eduspace online homework and course management system, the Getting Focused CD, and the Online Study Center--provides students with dynamic learning opportunities and instructors with enhanced teaching options. New!One-third of the readings are new and address topics such as homeland security alerts, tsunami warning systems, and the deceptive use of statistical evidence. New!A chapter on sentence relationships identifies six common ways that sentences can relate. New!A completely revised chapter on critical thinking focuses on three key aspects of critical reading: purpose, tone, and bias. New!Suggestions for note-taking help students, especially visual learners, use charts and diagrams to record both the structure and content of common organizational patterns. New!Pre-reading strategies and suggestions for longer selections promote flexible reading and better understanding of key information and vocabulary in the selections. New!Additional coverage of transitions shows students how writers help readers recognize relationships between ideas. Eduspace--Houghton Mifflin's online course management system--provides reading-level-specific reviews, exercises, and quizzes to help students hone their reading skills and get immediate feedback on their progress. For instructors, Eduspace offers time-saving classroom management tools that allow you to assign, distribute, track, and grade students assignments. TheGetting FocusedCD, written by Laraine Flemming, offers additional practice in reading skills--perfect for independent at-home or in-the-lab practice. The Online Study Center for students provides interactive, easy-to-access quizzes that reinforce textbook learning. A computer icon at the end of chapters directs students to the site for additional practice.

Table of Contents

Words and Meanings
Using Context Clues
Breaking Words into Parts Digging Deeper: Primer Lesson Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Using Word Parts and Context Clues
Using Word Parts and Context Clues
Using Word Parts and Context Clues
Making Sentence Connections General Statement and Specific Example Cause and Effect Agreement and Modification Contrast Comparison Time Order Digging Deeper: Moral Courage in Practice Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Sentence Connections
Sentence Connections
From Topics to Main Ideas What's the Topic? What's the Main Idea? Digging Deeper: On Being Latino, Then and Now Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Identifying Topics
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Discovering Main Ideas
Recognizing Topic Sentences Topic Sentences at the Beginning Topic Sentences Closer to the Middle Topic Sentences at the End Get Into the Habit of Paraphrasing Digging Deeper: Family Ties Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing and Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
Drawing Inferences About Implied Main Ideas Inferring Main Ideas Effective and Ineffective Inferences Allusions and Inferences Digging Deeper: The Future of Zero Tolerance Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Inferring the Implied Main Idea
Working Together: Topic Sentences and Supporting Details The Function of Supporting Details Major and Minor Details Evaluating Minor Details Clues to Major Details in Topic Sentences Digging Deeper: Killer Waves Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Supporting Details
Recognizing Major and Minor Details
Recognizing Major and Minor Details
Transitions and Paragraphs Transitional Words and Topic Sentences Transitional Sentences and Topic Sentences Topic Sentences, Transitions, and Major Details Transitions Linking Paragraphs Digging Deeper: When Shopping Becomes Addictive Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Topic Sentences and Transitions
Recognizing Transitions and Topic Sentences
Transitions and Major Details
Recognizing Patterns of Organization Time Order Definition Cause and Effect Comparison and Contrast Classification Digging Deeper: The Origins of Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Patterns and Topic Sentences
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Mixing and Matching Patterns Pure Versus Mixed Patterns Combining Patterns in Longer Readings Common Combinations Digging Deeper: The Kursk's Tragic End Vocabulary Check-Out Rounding Up the Keys
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Patterns in Paragraphs
Recognizing Patterns in Paragraphs
Recognizing Mixed Patterns in Longer Readings
Drawing Inferences About Purpose, Tone, and Bias Informative Versus Persuasive
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