Becoming a Confident Reader / Edition 1

Becoming a Confident Reader / Edition 1

by Carol C. Kanar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395718635

ISBN-13: 9780395718636

Pub. Date: 08/06/1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

The lowest-level text in the series, Becoming a Confident Reader focuses on such basic skills as active reading, using the dictionary, and finding the main idea. The text approaches reading as a process that students can discover and control by developing active reading and critical-thinking skills. Carefully crafted features ensure that students will be able…  See more details below

Overview

The lowest-level text in the series, Becoming a Confident Reader focuses on such basic skills as active reading, using the dictionary, and finding the main idea. The text approaches reading as a process that students can discover and control by developing active reading and critical-thinking skills. Carefully crafted features ensure that students will be able to apply their reading skills in their other courses, their careers, and throughout their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395718636
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
08/06/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with "What Do You Already Know?" and ends with "Real-World Connections," "How Well Do You Remember?," "What Do You Think?," two chapter quizzes, and a vocabulary quiz.

  • I. Building Confidence for Reading
  • 1. Reading Actively
    Time Management for College Students, Greg Gottesman
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Have a Positive Attitude; Make Time for Reading; Control Your Concentration; Use Reading Strategies
  • 2. Using Your Dictionary
    600 New Entries Give Dictionary What Was Missing, Associated Press
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Use Your Dictionary's Guide Words; Use the Parts of a Dictionary Entry; Make Note Cards for Words and Terms
  • 3. Using Context Clues
    Four Words, Bob Greene
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: What Are Context Clues?; The Definition Clue; The Example Clue; The Contrast Clue; The Inference Clue
  • II. Improving Your Comprehension Skills
  • 4. Understanding Sentences and Transitions
    Goofing Off Is Fast Becoming a Lost Art, Ellen Graham
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Know the Parts of a Sentence; Identify Key Ideas and Details in Sentences; Know How Transitions Connect Ideas; Analyze Difficult Sentences
  • 5. Finding Main Ideas
    Making the Grade, Kurt Wiesenfeld
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Distinguish General from Specific Ideas; Identify the Author's Topic; Find the Topic Sentence of a Paragraph; Find the Central Idea of a Passage; Know How to Find ImpliedMain Ideas
  • 6. Identifying Supporting Details
    What's a Bagel? Jack Denton Scott
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Recognize Types of Details; Find Levels of Development in Paragraphs; Find Levels of Development in Longer Passages; Look for Transitions that Signal Details
  • 7. Recognizing and Following Thought Patterns
    How Gender May Bend Your Thinking, Christine Gorman
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?
    Know Six Basic Patterns: Pattern 1: Example; Pattern 2: Listing; Pattern 3: Time Order; Pattern 4: Comparison and Contrast; Pattern 5: Cause and Effect; Pattern 6: Definition
  • III. Reading and Thinking Critically
  • 8. Using Textbook Reading Strategies
    Biases in Judgment, Saul Kassin
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Use Your Textbook's Features; Know How Chapters Are Organized; Use a Reading System
  • 9. Reading Graphics with Understanding
    Seizing Nature's Lifeline, Claudia Kalb and Melinda Beck
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Use PRT to Read Graphics; Recognize Four Types of Graphics; Make Your Own Graphics
  • 10. Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills
    The King of the Frogs, Humphrey Harmon
    Vocabulary Preview
    How Well Did You Comprehend?: Determine an Author's Purpose; Distinguish Facts from Opinions; Make Inferences from Your Reading; Evaluate What You Read
  • IV. Using Your Skills: More Readings
    Selection 1 It's Not My Fault, Carol Tavris
    Selection 2 Parents Creating Unique Names, Cindy Roberts
    Selection 3 The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl, Elizabeth Wong
    Selection 4 Solitude Is Casualty of the War with Time, Cynthia Crossen
    Selection 5 The Unwritten American Bargain, General Colin L. Powell
    Selection 6 I Remember Masa, Jose Antonio Burciaga
    Selection 7 Can We Talk? Diane White
    Selection 8 Lotteries: Is It Right to Encourage Gambling? W.M. Pride and O.C. Ferrell
    Selection 9 Replacement Organs Have Been Grown from Animal Tissue, Say Researchers, Ron Winslow
    Selection 10 How the Camel Got His Hump, Rudyard Kipling
  • Appendix A: Developing Your Library Skills
  • Appendix B: Preparing Your Tests
  • Partial Answer Key. Acknowledgements. Index

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