Basic Reading Skills Handbook / Edition 5

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The first-level text in the successful Wiener/Bazerman System, Basic Reading Skills Handbook, 5/e, is based on the principle that students need specific skills and high-interest reading materials to improve their reading ability and level of engagement. Following the authors' popular two-part handbook/anthology format, the text opens with skills instruction and practice followed by readings and exercises for application. Consistent apparatus and terminology throughout, as well as self-contained chapters, make Wiener and Bazerman's developmental reading system an efficient and flexible teaching tool, both within and between texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395962336
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents



Unit One: Building Vocabulary

1. Recognizing Word Meanings

1a. Finding Out What Words Mean

1b. Remembering New Words

1c. Using Context Clues


1d. Considering Multiple Meanings



2. Using Word Part Clues

2a. Compound Words


2b. Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots



3. Using a Dictionary

3a. The Guide Words

3b. The Main Entry

3c. The Pronunciation Key

3d. The Parts of Speech

3e. Special Forms and Special Spellings

3f. The Meanings of the Word

3g. The History of the Word



Unit 1 Review Test

Unit Two: Using Aids to Reading

4. Previewing the Parts of a Book



5. Previewing Individual Selections



6. Using Prereading Warm-Ups

6a. Making a List


6b. Making a Word Map


6c. Brainstorming


6d. Freewriting



7. Using Visual Aids

7a. Reading with Visual Aids


7b. Visuals on the World Wide Web



Unit Two Review Test

Unit Three: Understanding Main Ideas

8. Reading for the Main Idea

8a. Finding Key Ideas in Sentences


8b. Stating Paragraph Topics


8c. Finding Main Ideas in Paragraphs

8c(1). Stated Main Ideas


8c(2). Implied Main Ideas



9. Main Ideas in Long Selections



Unit Three Review Test

Unit Four: Finding Information

10. Reading for Information

10a. Finding Facts


10b. Sorting Out Major and Minor Details


10c. Noting Sequence

10c(1). Time Order

10c(2). Place Order

10c(3). Order of Importance



11. Using SQ3R

11a. Survey


11b. Question


11c. Read

11d. Recite


11e. Review



Unit Four Review Test

Unit Five: Interpreting What You Read

12. Interpreting Fact and Opinion



13. Using Inference



Unit Five Review Test

Unit Six: Writing To Read

14. Critical Reading

14a. Who Writes, and Where Is It Published

14b. What Facts Are Presented

14c. How the Authors Think



15. Underlining, Listing, and Summarizing

15a. Underlining


15b. Listing


15c. Summarizing



16. Keeping a Reading Journal



Unit Six Review Test


1. Climates in the United States and Canada–Thomas Baerwald and Celeste Fraser

2. Teachings of Confucius–Iftikhar Ahmad, Herbert Brodsky, Marylee Susan Crofts, and Elizabeth Gaynor Ellis

3. Gunfire at Night–Paul Gordon

4. Angry Fathers–Mel Lazarus

5. Please Straighten Out My Life–Stephanie Winston

6. Changing Roles Alter Buying Behavior–William M. Pride and O. C. Ferrell

7. Rock ‘n’ Roll–Jean Folkerts and Stephen Lacy

8. Toughlove–Dann Denny

9. My World Now–Anna Mae Halgrim Seaver

10. In Praise of the F Word–Mary Sherry

11. How to Spell–John Irving

12. Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict–Roy M. Berko, Andrew D. Wolvin, and Darlyn R. Wolvin

CASEBOOK: Romance, Love, and Marriage

Love in the Marketplace: Four Advertisements

MUM, The Alluring Charm of Dainty Woman

A Diamond is Forever


Zero to Romance in Three Minutes Flat–Sara Song

Cupid Academy–Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Search for a Soul Mate, or Love the One You’re With?–Karen S. Peterson

Bad Men Can Be Transformed by Women’s Love

Bad Men Are Dangerous to the Women Who Love Them–Linda Brannon

Here Come the Brides!–Jon Barrett

The Importance of Marriage Is Being Overlooked–Linda J. Waite

Marriage: The State of the Union–Mike Anton

Self-Test Answer Key

Test Score Summary


Author Index

Subject Index

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