Reading in the Academic Environment

Reading in the Academic Environment

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For courses in College Reading and Academic Literacy. Reading in the Academic Environment provides teacher modeling and guided practice in content-area textbook reading. It teaches comprehension as a task, not as an isolated skill. The lessons help move the student from teacher dependency to independence in reading textbooks. Students will master academic reading on the literal level of comprehension by identifying explicit main ideas and details, following directions, and identifying a sequence. On the inferential level students select relevant information with which to base a conclusion or make a judgment. On the critical/creative level of comprehension (experience-based questions), students will be able to defend their own personal judgment of a written passage as to its truth, accuracy, and worth.show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.7 x 19.8mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130414689
  • 9780130414687

Table of contents

PART I. Introduction. 1. Computers: Information Technology in Perspective. 2. Psychology: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context. 3. Sociology: Race and Ethnicity. 4. Environmental Geology: Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts. PART II. 5. Linguistics: The Study of Your Own Language. 6. Cultural Studies: Travel and Language in Its Cultural Context. 7. American History: Some Problems with Columbus's "Discovery" of America. 8. Anthropology and Sociology: Two Views of the Study of Society and Culture. 9. West African Literature: The Fiction of Chinua Achebe. 10. Music: The Blues. 11. American English: Does American English Have a History? 12. Religious Studies: Sociolinguistics and the Crucifixion Narrative. 13. Physical Education/Sports Management: Ethnicity and the National Pasttime. Appendix A: Part I Alternative Reading Plans. Appendix B: Part II Alternative Reading Plans. Appendix C: Extended Reading Activities Forms. Appendix D: Academic Study Skills Practice Lessons.show more