Making Reading Relevant

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-03
  • Publisher: Longman
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This brief, low-priced reading primer covers the major reading skills necessary for success while providing meaningful strategies and practice for reading "real" materials: newspapers, magazines, novels, textbook chapters, and the internet.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Vocabulary Strategiesp. 1
Vocabulary Strategies Overviewp. 3
Context Cluesp. 3
Definitionp. 4
Examplep. 5
Contrastp. 6
Inferencep. 7
Word Analysisp. 10
Root Words, Prefixes, Suffixesp. 11
Latin and Greekp. 14
Denotation and Connotationp. 21
Quick Connectionsp. 24
Basic Comprehension Strategiesp. 25
Comprehension Strategies Overviewp. 27
Identifying Topicsp. 27
Identifying Main Ideasp. 30
Identifying Detailsp. 35
Improving Comprehensionp. 38
Quick Connectionsp. 41
Textbook Strategiesp. 42
Textbook Strategies Overviewp. 44
Identifying and Using Textbook Organizational Aidsp. 44
Textbook Reading Methodsp. 47
SQ3Rp. 48
4Cp. 53
Triple Highlightingp. 58
Reading Graphs, Charts, and Tablesp. 61
Taking Notes While Readingp. 65
Cornell Notesp. 65
Annotationp. 67
Highlightinglp. 67
"Sticky" Notesp. 68
One-Sentence Summariesp. 68
Skimming and Scanningp. 68
Textbook Excerpt for Practicep. 71
Quick Connectionsp. 75
Critical Reading Strategiesp. 76
Critical Reading Strategies Overviewp. 78
Predicting, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusionsp. 78
Predictingp. 78
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusionsp. 82
Critical Reading Strategies Overviewp. 88
Analyzing and Synthesizingp. 88
Identifying the Writer's Purposep. 88
Fact and Opinionp. 89
Judging Validityp. 91
Identifying Author Attitude, Bias, Tone, and Assumptionsp. 95
Quick Connectionsp. 99
Figurative Language Strategiesp. 100
Figurative Language Strategies Overviewp. 102
Metaphor and Similep. 102
Personificationp. 108
Hyperbolep. 110
Quick Connectionsp. 113
Patterns of Organization Strategiesp. 114
Patterns of Organization Strategies Overviewp. 117
Narrationp. 120
Descriptionp. 122
Process Analysisp. 124
Classificationp. 128
Comparison/Contrastp. 133
Definitionp. 135
Quick Connectionsp. 139
Graphic Organizer Strategiesp. 141
Graphic Organizer Strategies Overviewp. 144
KWLp. 147
Concept Web (or the Five Ws)p. 149
Venn Diagramp. 150
Quick Connectionsp. 154
Computer Reading and Writing Strategiesp. 155
Computer Reading and Writing Strategies Overviewp. 157
How to Search the Internetp. 157
The World Wide Webp. 157
Four Key Factorsp. 157
How to Beginp. 158
Evaluating Web Sitesp. 161
Does the Site Meet the Purpose of Your Search?p. 162
Is the Site Easy to Use? (Design and Navigability)p. 162
How Valid Is the Information Found?p. 163
Word Processing Basics-A Reference Guidep. 168
Quick Connectionsp. 174
Creditsp. 175
Indexp. 176
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