Joining a Community of Readers: A Thematic Approach to Reading

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-12-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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The first college reading text in a two-book series, Joining a Community of Readers uses the same approach and organization as its highly successful companion text, A Community of Readers. Using a holistic integrated approach to teach basic reading skills and study techniques, Joining a Community of Readers provides guided instruction and abundant opportunities to practice these skills, in the context of compelling real life issues.

Table of Contents

Each unit begins with Objectives/Skills to Learn and concludes with a Unit Review
Each chapter contains Applying Your Skills and concludes with a Chapter Review
Becoming A Successful Student
Raising Issues: Setting Your Goals and Reaching Them
Reading: I Can't Accept Not Trying
Getting Started
Reading: Positive Self Esteem
Managing Your Time
Short and Long Term Goals
Reading: Think Big, Benjamin Carson, M.D
Preparing to Read
Joining the Academic Community/Becoming an Active Reader
Reading: A Reading Autobiography, Maxine Hong Kingston
Reading is a Process: Pro
Reading: The Essence of Active Reading
Reading: Some Reflections on Reading
Reading: Learning to Read (Exercise)
Reading: Effective Speaking and Listening
Reading: Journeys of Achievement and Vision
Learning and Education/ Main Ideas
Raising Issues: Learning to Learn
Reading: Building a Better Brain
Learning and Expectations/Topics and Main Ideas
Topics vs. Main Ideas
Stated Main Ideas
Stated Main Ideas in Longer Paragraphs
Stated Main Ideas in Short Essays
Reading: Active
Reading: Broaden Your Perspective
Reading: In Praise of the F Word
Problems and Solutions/Unstated Main Ideas
Identifying Unstated Main Ideas
Reading: Participating in Small Groups
Unstated Main Ideas in Longer Passages
Reading: The Most Important Day
Reading: A Third of The Nation Cannot Read These Words
Reading: The Best Teacher In America
Reading: Blowing Up the Tracks
Reading: The Education of Bernice Belizare
Protecting Our Environment/Supporting Details
Raising Issues
Reading: Exposure to Chemicals and Human Fertility
Our Environment, Our Future/Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Recognizing Supporting Points
Recognizing Supporting Details
Reading: Pesticides
Reading: Toxins in Our Backyards
Reading: Toxic Metals, Dioxins, and PCBs
Protecting Our Environment/ Major and Minor Supporting Details
Using an Outline
Writing a Summary
Reading: Changing the Balance of Life in The Water
Reading: An Assessment of Risks
Reading: How Species Become Extinct
Reading: The Garbage Crisis
Our Changing Families/ Patterns of Organization
Raising Issues: What is a Family?
Reading: My Husband's Nine Wives
Families in History and Around the World/Examples
Chronological Order, and Definitions
Chronological Order
Patterns of Organization in Longer Passages
Reading: Housework in Victorian America
Reading: Marriage and Family: An Overview
The Family in The Community/Comparison/Contrast and Cause/Effect.Comparing/Contrasting
Reading: It Takes a Village
Cause and Effect
Reading: The Single-Parent Family
Reading: Reform Should Make Room for Dad
Reading: What Good Families Are Doing Right
Our Community and Workplace/Inferences and Facts Versesopinions
Raising Issues: Living in Communities
Reading: Planting Seeds, Harvesting Scholarships
Growing Up In Neighborhoods/Inferences
Recognizing Inferences in Visual Images
Inferences in Longer Passages
Reading: Codes of Conduct
Reading: Codes of Conduct (Cont)
Reading: Beacon Schools: A Model For Community Development
Work and the Community/ Facts vs. Opinions
Recognizing Facts and Opinions
Reading: How to Get an Internship
Reading: The Power of Popular Music
Reading: Gender Inequality: Employment
Reviewing Your Skills
Reading: Firms Helping to Prepare Students for Working World
Reading: Careers for the 21st Century
Reading: Houses from Scratch
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