Structured Readingis grounded in the theory that students learn best from guided, hands-on experience with complete, not partial, reading selections. This text approaches students with detailed instruction in the separate skills areas that assure movement to college-level reading abilities, followed by extensive, repeated practice found in a variety of essays from books, magazines, and texts.
Part 1 Skills for Reading
Chapter 1 What Is Your Personal Reading HISTory?
Chapter 2 What Is the Reading Process?
Chapter 3 What Is the Role of “SQ3R” When Reading to Study?
Chapter 4 How Can I Improve My Vocabulary?
Chapter 5 What Are “Central Theme” and “Main Ideas”?
Chapter 6 What Are “Major Details”?
Chapter 7 How Can Maps, Outlines, and Visuals Help with Reading?
Chapter 8 What Are “Inferences”?
Chapter 9 What Is “Critical Reading”?
Chapter 10 Critical Reading: What Are “The Author’s Strategies”?
Chapter 11 Critical Reading: What Is a “Summary”?
Chapter 12 What Is “Reader’s Response”?
Answers to Activities in Part One
Selection 1 A Real Loss by Fern Kupfer
Vocabulary list with dictionary entries
1B Central Theme and Main Ideas
1C Major Details
1E Critical Reading: Fact or Opinion
1F Critical Reading: The Author’s Strategies
1G Reader’s Process: Summarizing Your Reading
1H Reader’s Response: To Discuss or to Write About
Selection 2 To Catch a Thief by Stephen Holt
*Selection 3 Freegans Salvage Food from the City’s Bountiful Garbage by Eliabeth Giegerich
Selection 4 Seoul Searching by Rick Reilly
Selection 5 Darkness at Noon by Harold Krents
*Selection 6 Ugly and Lovable by Larry Levin
Selection 7 Summer by Jonathan Schwartz
Selection 8 Brains the Ultimate Sex Appeal by Wendi C. Thomas
Selection 9 The Girl with the Large Eyes by Julius Lester Genes and Behavior: A Twin Legacy by Constance Holden
*Selection 10 Divorcing Couples Seek Solace in Ring-Smashing Ceremonies by Sandra Barron
Selection 11 Flour Children by Lexine Alpert
Selection 12 The Magic Words Are “Will You Help Me?” by Michael Ryan
Selection 13 How to Stay Alive by Art Hoppe
*Selection 14 Waging War on Wrinkles by Jessica Dye
*Selection 15 The Danger of Hoarding by Joyce Cohen
Selection 16 Forty Acres and a Holiday by Lisa Jones
Selection 17 My Mother’s Blue Bowl by Alice Walker
Selection 18 From In Search of Bernabé by Graciela Limón