Steps to College Reading

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Steps to College Reading provides students extensive practice developing basic reading skills at a new value price.Designed for the most basic developmental reading course (Grades 6),Steps to College Readingemphasizes the idea of reading as a three-step process through a "prepare -read -respond" strategy. More assistance is provided to students with the pre--reading step than in other texts. Pre-reading questions precede each selection. Reading passages cover a broad range of topics that will interest students and be relevant to their college work. Chapters contain numerous short pieces for illustration and practice and move to longer pieces for more sustained reading. However, because the book is designed for the more basic course, the readings are always of a manageable length for students.Steps to College Readingdiffers from its more advanced companion text,The Reading Context, by providing shorter and simpler explanations of key concepts; by using more visuals to accommodate alternate learning styles; by providing more vocabulary work; by covering reading rates; and by using simpler readings. This text offers more help with reading textbook material and provides full chapters on understanding the difference between specific and general statements, understanding implied ideas, reading graphics, and responding to expressive and persuasive writing.

Table of Contents

Most chapters begin with Prepare to Read and conclude with Chapter Review Quiz
Getting Started
Know about Reading
Be an Active Reader
How the Sun Came
Tips for Staying Well
Developing a Reading Strategy
Prepare to Read
Why Have a Reading Strategy? Prepare-Read-Respond: How the Steps Connect
Open Season: Children as Prey
Hydrogen and the Hindenburg
Word Power 1: Using Context Clues and Building Vocabulary
Context Clues
Learning New Words
A Brief Book List
Opposing Principles Help Balance Society
Word Power 2: Recognizing Word Parts and Knowing Your Dictionary
Compound Words
Learning from Word Parts: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Knowing Your Dictionary
Abbreviations Used in Dictionary Entries
Working with Word Meanings
Defining English
Distinguishing between General and Specific Statements
General and Specific Statements
Levels of Specificity
Recognizing General and Specific Sentences
Understanding Complicated Sentences
In the Rain Forest
Understanding Main Ideas
Identifying a Paragraph's Topic
Identifying Main Ideas
Reading Longer Passages
The Summary
The Pyramids
Recognizing Strategies and Structures in Writing
Explaining by Listing
Time Sequence and Process
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Mixed Patterns
Smoke and Mirrors
Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Reading Graphics
How to Read Graphics
Pictures and Photographs
Graphs and Charts
Graphs Can Lie, Easy as Pie
Reading and Studying for College Classes
Reading Textbooks
Writing-to-Learn Strategies
Learning from Three Textbook Sections
Reinforcing Learning in Class
Preparing for Testing
Reading More Efficiently
Improving Visual Skills
Improving Visual Skills through Improved Spelling
Efficient Reading through Aggressive Reading
Timed Reading I
Some Principles of Communication
Timed Reading II
The Rude Awaken
Timed Reading III: Lefton and Valvatne, Coping, Health, and a Positive Attitude
Drawing Inferences and Understanding Implied Main Ideas
What Are Inferences? Drawing Inferences from Reading
Figurative Language
Characteristics of Appropriate Inferences
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Drawing Inferences and Understanding Implied Meanings in Longer Passages
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