Practical Reading

Practical Reading : Processing Information

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For courses in basic reading at a 9th grade level and below. More than simply a collection of readings for the adult student in a reading course, Practical Reading: Processing Information focuses on reading as a process that students can learn by developing and applying active reading strategies and critical thinking skills. Its primary goal is to teach students the major reading skills along with practial strategies they will need to become informed, lifelong learners.show more

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  • Paperback | 297 pages
  • 192 x 222 x 12.7mm | 444.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • 0130262463
  • 9780130262462

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More than simply a collection of readings for the adult student in a reading course, PRACTICAL READING: PROCESSING INFORMATION focuses on reading as a process that students can learn by developing and applying active reading strategies and critical thinking skills. Its primary goal is to teach students the major reading skills along with practical strategies they will need to become informed, lifelong learners. Each reading selection has accompanying exercises to reinforce the skills presented earlier in the text in the reference section. Those exercises consist of seven parts: Prereading is a warm-up activity that helps students establish a context for reading, assess prior knowledge of the subject, and make predictions about the selection contents. Postreading is a two-part activity that occurs after reading the selection. This feature allows the student to tie loose ends together and to assess the understanding of the reading. Comprehension questions give students an opportunity to further assess their understanding of the selection. Reflecting is an independent, practical application that allows learners to think deeply about what they have read and relate it to what they already know. Collaborating exercises provide opportunities for productive discussion in small group activities that involve communication, problem solving and teamwork. Web Watch consists of an internet activity that provides further readings or practice on a related topic. Vocabulary consists of difficult words highlighted in each selection. In the subject area readings (five textbook excerpts and one novel excerpt), there is an additional exercise, Information Processing. These exercises include highlighting, annotating, mapping, and summarizing.show more

Table of contents

I. PROCESSING THE WRITTEN WORD. 1. Keys to Processing: Identifying the Main Ingredients. The Essentials of Reading. Reading Processes. 2. Processing Words: Understanding the Basics. Vocabulary Development. Word Sources. 3. Text Processing I: Relating the Facts. Main Ideas. 6. Details. 4. Text Processing II: Connecting with the Author. Critical Reading. Critical Writing. II. APPLIED READING. Listening Strategies. Measuring Your Reading Rate. Eight Terrific Tips for Managing Time. Ten Ways to Beat Stress. Tips on Reading: Biology. Biology: Flight. The Real Secret to Becoming a Millionaire. What Makes a Good Mother. Tips on Reading: Literature. Literature: The Bluest Eye. When Words Hurt. Sit Still. Tips on Reading: Technical Material. Technology: The World Wide Web. Kane's Pretty Amazing Batman. Lashanda Daniel's Outstanding Essay on the Homeless. Tips on Reading: Psychology. Psychology: Social Power. A Speller's Manifesto. Proper Etiquette Profits Many. Tips on Reading: Sociology. Sociology: Lee's Loves. Posttest. Appendix A: Phonics Review. Appendix B: Paragraph Practice. Index.show more