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A Community of Readers: A Thematic Approach to Reading / Edition 5
     

A Community of Readers: A Thematic Approach to Reading / Edition 5

by Roberta Alexander, Jan Jarrell, Jane Jarrell
 

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ISBN-10: 0547189532

ISBN-13: 9780547189536

Pub. Date: 02/05/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Organized around high-interest contemporary themes, A Community of Readers, 2/e presents reading and study skills in the context of real-life issues.The authors use a unique pedagogical system called PRO (P-Prepare to Read, R-Read Actively and Reflect, and O-Organize to Learn) that is introduced in the first chapter and then reinforced in every chapter

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Organized around high-interest contemporary themes, A Community of Readers, 2/e presents reading and study skills in the context of real-life issues.The authors use a unique pedagogical system called PRO (P-Prepare to Read, R-Read Actively and Reflect, and O-Organize to Learn) that is introduced in the first chapter and then reinforced in every chapter opening and chapter review, giving students a concrete learning device to follow. The second edition includes two new mastery tests in every chapter, 27 new readings, a new chapter on Vocabulary, as well as new marginal definitions throughout the text.For those interested in enhancing their reading skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547189536
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
571
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Reading Process (PRO) Celebrating Self and Community.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1 “Becoming a Student”Barbara Jordan.
The Reading Process (PRO).
Prepare to Read.
Determining Your Purpose.
Previewing.
Previewing a Textbook.
Previewing a Chapter.
Previewing a Section.
Using Previous Knowledge.
Predicting What You Will Learn.
Reading 2“Motives to Work” Carole Wade and Carol Tavris.
Reading Actively and Reflecting.
Reading Actively.
Reflecting.
Organizing to Learn.
S: Select the Facts and Concepts You Need to Know.
U: Use the Material You've Selected.
R: Recite the Information You've Selected.
E: Examine Yourself Periodically on the Material You Have Learned.
Reading 3“Suburb High, USA: School or Prison?”Marley Peifer.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 1A“How to Remember”Carole Wade and Carol Tavris.
Mastery Test 1B“What Is Collaborative Learning?” Toni Haring Smith.

Chapter 2 Working with Words ComputerTechnology.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“Living Without Computers”George Beekman.
Working With Words.
Reading and Vocabulary.
Context Clues.
Definition and Synonym Clues.
Example Clues.
General Information Clues.
Contrast Clues.
Reading2“Living with Computers”George Beekman.
Word Parts.
Prefixes.
Roots.
Suffixes.
The Dictionary.
Parts of a Dictionary Entry.
Choosing the Correct Meaning from the Dictionary.
Reading 3“Computers and Jobs”George Beekman.
Textbook Aids and Specialized Vocabulary.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 2A“No Sacred Trust”Connie Guglielmo.
Mastery Test 2B“Ergonomics” Timothy J. O'Leary and Linda L. O'Leary.

Chapter 3 Topics and Main Ideas Our Food, Our Culture.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1.“Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries”Eric Schlosser.
Topics and Main Ideas.
Topics.
Main Ideas.
Stated Main Ideas in Paragraphs.
Restating Main Ideas.
Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs.
Main Ideas in Short Passages.
Main Ideas in Articles and Longer Passages.
Reading 2. “Fat Wars: Economics or Chemistry?”Paul Hursel.
Reading 3. “Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines”Kelly Mayhew.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 3A “Behind the Counter” Eric Schlosser.
Mastery Test 3B“What's in the Beef?” Howard Lyman.

Chapter 4 Support for Main Ideas Staying Well.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“Wellness: The New Health Goal” Paul M. Insel, Walton T. Roth, L. McKay Rollins, and Ray A. Peterson.
Supporting Points.
Major Supporting Points.
Minor Supporting Points.
Distinguishing Between Major and Minor Supporting Points.
Organize To Learn.
Marking Texts.
Making Bulleted Lists.
Outlining.
Summarizing.
The Process of Summarizing.
Writing Main Idea Sentences in Summaries.
Reading 2“Exercise for Health and Fitness”Paul M. Insel, Walton T. Roth, L. McKay Rollins, and Ray A. Peterson.
Reading 3“How Stress Works”Bryan Williams and Sharon Knight.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 4A“A Personal Stress Survival Guide” Dianne Hales.
Mastery Test 4B“Smoking” Dianne Hales233.

Chapter 5 Patterns of Organization Where We Live.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“Cities and Suburbs”William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey.
Patterns Of Organization.
Chronological Order and Narration.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Timeline.
Definition and Classification.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Vocabulary List.
Exemplification.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Outline and Map.
Cause and Effect.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Chart.
Comparison and Contrast.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Circle Diagram.
Process.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Flow Chart.
Reading 2“The Growth of Cities in Nineteenth–Century America”James Kirby Martin, Randy Roberts, Steven Mintz, Linda O. McMurry, and James H. Jones.
Combined Patterns Of Organization.
Problem and Solution.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Create a Chart.
Argument.
Transitions and Clues.
Organize to Learn: Many Options.
Reading 3“Why Are People Homeless?” The National Coalition for the Homeless.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 5A“Rootlessness” David Morris.
Mastery Test 5B“Tijuana and San Diego, Contrasting Neighbors” Enrique Dàvalos.

Chapter 6 Interpreting Visual Aids Working.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“Telework: The Technomedia and the Changing Face of Work in the Twenty–First Century” William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey.
Visual Aids.
Reading Visual Aids Actively.
Captions and Credits.
Types of visual aids.
Pictures.
Maps.
Cartoons.
Line Graphs and Bar Graphs.
Reading 2“Inequality in the Workplace” William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey.
Tables.
Pie Charts.
Flow Charts and Diagrams.
Websites.
Reading 3“Human Factors and Working Conditions” Robert D. Smither.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 6A“Workers Feel Like Suckers” Ralph Frammolino.
Mastery Test 6B“Wealth and Poverty” Holly Sklar.

Chapter 7Inferences and Reading Literature Dealing with Gender.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“Sex and Gender” .William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey.
Inferences.
Inferences from Visual Aids.
Inferences in Textbooks.
Inferences in Autobiography.
Reading 2“Sex, Lies, and Conversation” Deborah Tannen.
Inferences from words.
Connotations.
Irony.
Reading 3“Why I Want a Wife”Judy Brady.
Reading Literature.
Imagery.
Similes.
Metaphors.
Poetry.
Fiction.
Reading 4“The Chase” .Alberto Moravia.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 7B“The Men We Carry in Our Minds” Scott Russell Sanders.

Chapter 8 Facts and Opinions Living in a Diverse Society.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1 “America Singing” Garrett Hongo.
Fact And Opinion.
Facts.
Opinions.
Recognize Fact and Opinion.
Evaluating Facts.
What Is the Source of the Facts?
Which Facts are Included?
Reading 2 “Colorblind: When Blacks and Whites Can See no Gray” AlexKotlowitz.
Evaluating Opinions.
What is the Author's Viewpoint?
What is the Author's Purpose?
Is the Author Biased?
What is the Author's Tone?
Reading 3“Freeing Choices ” Nancy Mairs.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 8A“Rage” Martmn Espada.
MASTERY TEST 8B“CAN WE ALL GET ALONG?” .AL MARTINEZ.

Chapter 9 Critical Thinking Science, Society, and Disease.
Prepare to Read.
Purpose.
Previous Knowledge.
Preview and Predict.
Reading 1“This Is the End of the World: The Black Death” Barbara Tuchman.
Critical Thinking.
Analysis.
Synthesis.
Evaluation.
Using Critical Thinking to Solve Problems.
Reading 2“Pathology of the Black Death” .John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, and John Buckler.
Ethics.
Reading 3“AIDS: The Long War” The Economist.
Evaluating Arguments.
Examine the Evidence.
Consider the Structure.
Check for Fallacies.
Make Ethical Decisions.
Reading 4“The Going Rate on Shrinks”E. Fuller Torrey, MD.
Chapter Review.
Reader's Checklist.
Critical Reflections.
Writing Activity.
Classroom Community.
Extend Your Thinking.
Visit the Web.
Mastery Test 9A“Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured” Rudolph Mueller, MD.
Mastery Test 9B“Making Well People 'Better'” Pat Mooney.

Extend Your Thinking.
For Chapter 1, Joining a Community of Learners: “How We Learn” Ricki Linksman.
For Chapter 2, Computer Technology: “Robo Rats” Ben Harder.
For Chapter 3, Our Food, Our Culture: “Strange New World of Food” Naomi Perian.
For Chapter 4,Staying Well: “Creativity and Longevity” Norman Cousins.
For Chapter 5, Where We Live: “Working with Our Hands” Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.
For Chapter 6, Working: “Criminals at Work” Hugh D. Barlow.
For Chapter 7, Dealing with Gender: “Ties” Kelvin Christopher James.
For Chapter 9, Science, Society and Disease: “As Sick As It Gets” Rudolph Mueller, MD.
A Reader's Toolkit.
Note–Taking: The Cornell Note–Taking System.
Test–Taking.
Writing Tips for Readers.
Reader Response Journals.
Suggested Reading for Book Reports.

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