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Skilled Reader, The, Alternate Edition,9780321880338

Skilled Reader, The, Alternate Edition

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Summary

The Skilled Reader: Alternate Readings Editioncombines high interest readings, solid skill instruction, and a wealth of guided practice to develop the quintessential abilities students need to become effective readers and critical thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface.

 

I. BECOMING A SKILLED READER.

 

1. A Reading System for Skilled Readers

Prior Knowledge.

The Reading Process.

Textbook Skills: Before, During, and After Reading—Asking Questions and Recording Answers.

 

2. Vocabulary in Context.

The Importance of Words.

Context Clues: A SAGE Approach.

Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary.

 

3. Vocabulary-Building Skills.

Word Parts.

Additional Word Parts.

The Dictionary.

Textbook Skills: Textbook Aids for Learning Content Words.

 

4. Topics and Main Ideas.

Topics.

Main Ideas.

Supporting Details.

Textbook Skills: Topics in Headings.

 

5. Locating Stated Main Ideas.

The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences.

Textbook Skills: The Central Point and the Thesis Statement.

 

6. Implied Main Ideas.

An Introduction to Implied Main Ideas

Studying Supporting Details to Identify the State and Topic

Using Topics, Supporting Details, and Thought Patterns to Determine the Implied Main Idea.

Annotating the Paragraph to Determine the Implied Main Idea.

Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details.

Textbook Skills: Pictures as Details.

 

7. Supporting Details, Outlines, and Concept Maps.

Questions for Locating Supporting Details.

Major and Minor Details.

Textbook Skills: Ideas from General to Specific: Creating a Summary.

 

8. Outlines and Concept Maps.

Outlines.

Concept Maps.

Textbooks Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook.

 

9. Transitions and Thought Patterns.

The Purpose of Transitions and Thought Patterns.

Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence.

Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences.

Textbook Skills: Transitions and Clear Information.

 

10. More Thought Patterns.

Comparison and Contrast Patterns.

Cause and Effect Pattern.

The Generalization-and-Example. Pattern.

Textbook Skills: The Definition Pattern.

Final Note: Though Patterns and Textbooks.

 

11. Inferences.

Inferences: Educated Guesses.

What is a Valid Inference?

Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions.

Thinking Through an Inference and Drawing Conclusions.

Textbook Skills: Inferences and Photos.

 

II. ADDITIONAL READINGS.

Social Media

Generation FB

Katrin Bennhold

 

Fugitives Who Love Facebook

Winston Ross

 

Work in the 21st Century

Somebody’s Gotta Get Hired, Right? 6 Tips to Help New Grads Land Jobs 

Dan Schawbel

 

Are Jobs Obsolete? 

Douglas Rushkoff

 

The Economy

The Invisible Rich 

Knight Kiplinger

 

Average Is Over 

Thomas Freidman

 

Sports

Junior Seau, Dead at 43

Josh Levin

 

Exit Sandman 

Brian Palmer 

 

The Obesity Crisis

Supersize It

James Verini

 

America’s Hatred of Fat Hurts Obesity Fight

Sharon Begley

 

III. COMBINED SKILLS TESTS.

 

Chapter Review Cards.

 

IV. READING ENRICHMENT

Appendix A: ESL Reading Tips.

Appendix B: Reading Graphics.

Appendix C: Word Parts.



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