9780547190952

Reading Keys

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780547190952

  • ISBN10:

    0547190956

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • Complimentary 7-Day eTextbook Access - Read more
    When you rent or buy this book, you will receive complimentary 7-day online access to the eTextbook version from your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone. Feature not included on Marketplace Items.
  • eCampus.com Device Compatibility Matrix

    Click the device icon to install or view instructions

    Apple iOS | iPad, iPhone, iPod
    Android Devices | Android Tables & Phones OS 2.2 or higher | *Kindle Fire
    Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    Mac OS X | **iMac / Macbook
    Enjoy offline reading with these devices
    Apple Devices
    Android Devices
    Windows Devices
    Mac Devices
    iPad, iPhone, iPod
    Our reader is compatible
     
     
     
    Android 2.2 +
     
    Our reader is compatible
     
     
    Kindle Fire
     
    Our reader is compatible
     
     
    Windows
    8 / 7 / Vista / XP
     
     
    Our reader is compatible
     
    Mac
     
     
     
    Our reader is compatible

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

READING KEYS, 3rd Edition - 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 beginning readers to absorb and master new information.The third edition of this text offers even more engaging readings - Laraine Flemming's signature - as well as a focus on study skills, a new vocabulary feature, and a revised final chapter, "From Comprehension to Critical Reading." A complete technology package - including online homework and practice and a package of Powerpoint slides and tests for the instructor - provides students with dynamic learning opportunities and instructors with enhanced teaching options.

Table of Contents

Preface
Getting Into A Textbook State of Mind
Learn How to Develop and Maintain Concentration
Preview Your Assignments
Use the Web for Background Knowledge
Read Strategically
Make Connections Between General and Specific Sentences
Making Marginal Notes The Reading Paraphrase Versus the Writing Paraphrase
Learning the Language of Textbooks
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper: Muscle Reading
Reviewing the Key Points
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
More On Words and Meanings
Using Context Clues Restatement Clues Contrast Clues Example Clues General Knowledge Clues
Breaking Words into Part s
Rounding Up the Keys
Digging Deeper: New Words Needed
Reviewing the Key Points
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues
Using Word Part s and Context Clues
Using Word Part s and Context Clues
Using Word Part s and Context Clues
Using Word Part s and Context Clues
From Topics to Main Ideas
What's the Topic Phrasing the Topic Inferring the Topic
What's the Main Idea
Looking for Topic Sentences Is the Topic Sentence First or Second?
Transitions and Topic Sentences in Second Position
Testing Your Topic Sentence
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper: Life Lessons from the Family Dog
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Paraphrasing
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
More on Topic Sentences
Topic Sentences in Third Place
Topic Sentences Closer to the Middle
Topic Sentences at the End
Get into the Habit of Paraphrasing Inaccurate Paraphrasing Why Paraphrasing Works
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper: Family Ties
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
Working Together: Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
The Function of Supporting Details Supporting Details Clarify, Explain, and Convince
Major and Minor Details Major Details Minor Details Evaluating Minor Details
Clues to Major Details in Topic Sentences
Topic Sentences, Transitions, and Major Details
Paraphrasing and Note-Taking
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper: Killer Waves
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Supporting Details
Recognizing Supporting Details
Taking Notes on Paragraphs
Understanding Major and Minor Details
Recognizing Major and Minor Details
Writing Summaries
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
Drawing Inferences About Implied Main Ideas
Inferring Main Ideas
Effective and Ineffective Inferences Avoiding a Communication Breakdown
Allusions and Inferences
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper
Reviewing the Key Points
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Inferring the Implied Main Idea
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Time Order Process Sequence of Dates and Events
Simple Listing
Definition
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Classification
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper: The Origins of Cinco de Mayo
Test 1
Patterns and Topic Sentences
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Developing a Textbook Vocabulary
Mixing and Matching Patterns
Pure Versus Mixed Patterns
Combining Patterns in Longer Readings Patterns and the Implied Main Idea Deciding What's Important
Common Combinations
Rounding Up the Keys
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper
Reviewing the Key Points
Recognizing Patterns in Paragraphs
Recognizing Patterns in Paragraphs
Recognizing Patterns in Paragraphs
Recognizing Mixed Patterns in Longer Readings
Recognizing Mixed Patterns in Longer Readings
Recognizing Mixed Patterns in Longer Readings
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
From Comprehension to Critical Reading
Informative Versus Persuasive Writing Characteristics of Informative Writing
Characteristics of Persuasive Writing
When Bias Goes Overboard
Rounding Up the Key Points
Ten More Words for Your Textbook Vocabulary
Digging Deeper
Reviewing the Key Points
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Fact, Opinion, or Both
Recognizing Tone and Purpose
Evaluating Bias
Developing Your Textbook Vocabulary
Combining Your Skills
The Seven-Day Antiprocrastination Plan
Culture, Subcultures, and the Marketplace
The Demise of Dating
Good Grief
Backlash: Women Bullying Women in the Workplace
Nonjudgmental and Critical Listening
What Makes a Hero?
Taylor's Miracle
Online Therapy
Checking the Stats
Appendix Dictionaries, Online and in Print
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review