Reading with Meaning

Reading with Meaning : Strategies for College Reading

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For courses in Developmental Reading, College Reading, College Reading and Study Skills, or Remedial Reading.This text offers an interactive, language arts approach to college reading that helps students develop specific comprehension strategies important for success in college. The book provides culturally significant, interesting selections from textbooks, popular books, and magazines typical of what students must read in college. It builds students' word power by teaching vocabulary based on the selections read and provides a systematic sequence for teaching such basic reading strategies as grasping the main idea of paragraphs and the thesis of an article, using clue words to anticipate, thinking critically, studying for tests, and interpreting charts and graphs.show more

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  • Paperback | 331 pages
  • 208.3 x 269.2 x 20.3mm | 703.08g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130404187
  • 9780130404183

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(NOTE: Each chapter ends with an Extending What You Have Learned section).I. INTRODUCTION TO READING. 1. Getting Ready to Read. II. VOCABULARY AND READING. 2. Unlocking the Meaning of Words: Using Context Clues. 3. Unlocking the Meaning of Words: Understanding Word Elements. III. COMPREHENSION. 4. Grasping the Main Idea of a Paragraph. 5. Grasping the Thesis, or Main Idea, of an Entire Selection. 6. Relating Main Ideas and Details. 7. Using Clue Words to Anticipate an Author's Thoughts. 8. Critical Thinking: Applying, Comparing, Inferring, Concluding, Judging. IV. STUDY READING. 9. Understanding and Studying for College Tests: SQ3R, Highlighting, Charting, Webbing, Outlining, Summarizing, Remembering. 10. Adjusting Your Concentration Level and Reading Rate. 11. Interpreting Tables, Graphs, and Diagrams. V. SPECIALIZED READING. 12. Understanding Opinions and Persuasive Writing. 13. Understanding Definitions and Explanations. 14. Understanding Descriptions and Narratives. 15. Interpreting Style, Tone, and Mood. Summation: Reading with Meaning. Appendix A: An Extended Section of a College Text. Appendix B: Calculating Your Reading Rate: Reading Rate Tables and Explanations. Glossary. Index.show more

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