Becoming a Confident Reader / Edition 1

Becoming a Confident Reader / Edition 1

by Carol C. Kanar
     
 

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 ableSee 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)

Meet the Author

Carol Kanar (Valencia Community College, Emerita) is the author of several Houghton Mifflin writing, reading, and student success texts: Reading and Writing with Confidence, The Reader's Corner, Becoming a Confident Reader, The Confident Reader, and The Confident Student. She also developed Houghton Mifflin's ReadingSpace, a web-based reading assessment program. Kanar is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned the Master of Arts in English, and of Rollins College where she earned the Master of Education in reading. She has 27 years of teaching experience, 20 of which she spent at Valencia Community College teaching reading, writing, and study skills. A frequent conference presenter and speaker, Kanar has served on the Executive Board of the Florida Development Education Association and is an active member of the National Association of Developmental Educators.

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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