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Overview

Entryways into College Reading and Learning is a supportive, motivating introductory-level text for students who read at the fifth- to eighth-grade level and is designed to provide the foundation for success in subsequent developmental reading courses and, ultimately, their other college coursework. Its purpose is to strengthen their vocabulary-building and reading skills, as well as equip them with general learning strategies and study skills. Entryways offers a fresh approach for post high school students who have not adequately benefited from traditional instructional approaches in the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073123585
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

JANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman's University where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dallas Independent School District, and has conducted extensive staff development training for Dallas area teachers. After teaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for several years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors program for the college. After coordinating the honors program during its first six years, she resumed teaching full time. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periodically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honors English and humanities courses. She has served on a task force that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award from special services (disabilities) students, has twice been her division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999 she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in “brain friendly” instruction.
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Table of Contents

Special Features of This BookUser’s Guide to the BrainIdentifying Your Learning Style Learning Style Tips

PART ONE ADOPTING SUCCESS BEHAVIORS

Welcome to Part One

Chapter 1 Success Behaviors in the Classroom: Behave Your Way to Success

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Six Behaviors for Success in ClassRead and understand the syllabusBe in class on time, every timeLearn your instructor’s name and your classmates’ namesSit in the right placeCome prepared for class and participateBe polite and use appropriate language

My Toolbox of Classroom Success BehaviorsChapter CheckChapter 1 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 1 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 2 Success Behaviors Outside the Classroom: Do the Right Thing

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Six Out-of-Class Success Behaviors Set goals and make a commitmentGet organizedPrepare for classManage your assignmentsMonitor your progress and see your instructor when you need helpTake advantage of out-of-class resources

My Toolbox of Out-of-Class Success BehaviorsChapter CheckChapter 2 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 2 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

PART TWO ACQUIRING VOCABULARY BUILDING TOOLS

Welcome to Part Two

Chapter 3 Context Clues: In Other Words

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This ChapterRefining Your Understanding of Words

Reasoning Out Five Types of Context CluesDiscover the First Type of Context ClueDiscover the Second Type of Context ClueDiscover the Third Type of Context ClueDiscover the Fourth Type of Context ClueDiscover the Fifth Type of Context Clue

My Toolbox of Context CluesChapter CheckChapter 3 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 3 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 4 The Dictionary: A Word to the Wise Is Sufficient

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

The Three Most Important Dictionary SkillsTypes of DictionariesHow to Locate a Word in a DictionaryAlphabetical OrderHow to Locate a Word You Can’t SpellGuidewordsInformation You Find When You Look Up a WordSpelling and SyllablesPronunciationPart of SpeechOrder of DefinitionsChoosing the Correct DefinitionSpecial LabelsPhrasal Verbs and IdiomsHomonymsRelated Forms of a WordEtymologySynonyms and the ThesaurusDenotations and ConnotationsSelecting Words and Coding Them into Memory: Brain-Friendly Approaches

My Toolbox of Dictionary SkillsChapter CheckChapter 4 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 4 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 5 Commonly Confused and Misused Words: The Plain Facts or the Plane Fax?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Homonyms, Set 1Homonyms, Set 2One Word or Two? Other Commonly Confused and Misused Words. Set 1Other Commonly Confused and Misused Words. Set 2

My Toolbox for Commonly Confused and Misused WordsChapter CheckChapter 5 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 5 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

PART THREE ACQUIRING BASIC COMPREHENSION TOOLS

Welcome to Part Three

Chapter 6 Sentences and Punctuation Marks: Bricks and Mortar

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Parts of SpeechUnderstanding SentencesThe Two Essential Parts of SentencesTypes of VerbsMultiple Subjects and VerbsCompound Sentences and Complex SentencesCompound SentencesComplex SentencesPunctuation MarksThe SemicolonThe ColonThe Dash, Comma, and ParenthesesSummary Chart of Sentences Patterns

My Toolbox of Sentence and Punctuation Mark ToolsChapter CheckChapter 6 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 6 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 7 Topic: What’s It All About?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Paragraphs and Topics Determining the Topic of a ParagraphDiscover the First Clue to the TopicDiscover the Second Clue to the TopicDiscover the Third Clue to the TopicDiscover the Fourth Clue to the TopicThe Difference between General and SpecificListen Up!

My Toolbox of Topic ToolsChapter CheckChapter 7 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 7 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 8 Stated Main Idea: The Point Is . . .

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

The Structure of a ParagraphThe Stated Main Idea Sentence of a ParagraphLocating the Stated Main idea Sentence in a ParagraphReasoning Out Additional Clues to the Stated Main Idea of a ParagraphDiscover the First Additional Clue to the Main IdeaDiscover the Second Additional Clue to the Main IdeaDiscover the Third Additional Clue to the Main IdeaThe Rest of the Sentences in a ParagraphSeeing Connection between the Topic and the Stated Main Idea SentenceOther Things to Keep in Mind about Main IdeasListen Up!My Toolbox of Stated Main Idea ToolsChapter CheckChapter 8 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 8 Exercises, Set 2Bonus SetAssess Your Understanding

Chapter 9 Supporting Details: More Information, Please

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Supporting Details in a ParagraphReasoning Out the Characteristics of Supporting Details Discover the First Characteristic of Supporting DetailsDiscover the Second Characteristic of Supporting DetailsDiscover the Third Characteristic of Supporting DetailsListen Up!

My Toolbox of Supporting Detail ToolsChapter CheckChapter 9 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 9 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 10 Implied Main Idea: What’s It All Add Up To?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Implied Main Idea SentencesReasoning Out Three Ways to Formulate Implied Main Idea SentencesDiscover Formula 1 Discover Formula 2Discover Formula 3Remembering the Three FormulasListen Up!

My Toolbox for Implied Main Idea SentencesChapter CheckReviewing Stated and Implied Main IdeasChapter 10 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 10 Exercises, Set 2Bonus SetAssess Your Understanding

Chapter 11 Authors’ Writing Patterns: What’s the Plan?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Five Common Writing PatternsReasoning Out Five Common Writing PatternsDiscover the First PatternDiscover the Second PatternDiscover the Third PatternDiscover the Fourth PatternDiscover the Fifth PatternListen Up!Summary Chart of Pattern CluesOther Words that Signal OrganizationContinuation SignalsChange of Direction SignalsEmphasis SignalsExample SignalsSummarization Signals

My Toolbox of Authors’ Writing PatternsChapter CheckChapter 11 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 11 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

PART FOUR ACQUIRING BASIC STUDY SKILLS

Welcome to Part Four

Chapter 12 Reading and Marking Textbook Assignments: Divide and Conquer

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Getting an Overview of Your TextbooksApproaching College Textbook AssignmentsPre-Reading Strategies“During Reading” Strategies“After Reading” StrategiesMarking and Annotating Textbooks

My Toolbox of Textbook Assignment StrategiesChapter CheckChapter 12 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 12 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 13 Outlines and Study Maps: Create Your Own “You Are Here” Map

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

What Outlines and Study Maps Have in CommonOutlinesSteps in Creating a Formal Sentence OutlineSteps in Creating an Informal OutlineTopic OutlinesStudy MapsSteps in Creating a Study MapReview CardsSteps in Making and Using Review Cards

My Toolbox for Outlines, Study Maps, and Review CardsChapter CheckChapter 13 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 13 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 14 Summaries: To Make a Long Story Short

Why You Need to Know the Information in This ChapterSuper Student TipsJumpstart Your Brain!Looking at What You Already KnowThe Big Picture for This Chapter

Writing a SummaryDiscovering the Rules for SummarizingHow to Write a SummaryEvaluating Your SummaryOverall Main Idea Sentences in Summaries

My Toolbox on SummarizingChapter CheckChapter 14 Exercises, Set 1Chapter 14 Exercises, Set 2Assess Your Understanding

READING SELECTIONS

Selection 1: “The Courage to Learn” Selection 2: “I Ain’t in a Slump. I’m Just Not Hitting!” Selection 3: “Elaine’s Eight”Selection 4: “Do You Have What It Takes to Survive Army Boot Camp?” Selection 5: “Roller-Coaster Attention Cycles”Selection 6: “Do You Need to See a Lawyer?” Selection 7: “Landing That First Job” Selection 8: “What Your Car Says about You” Selection 9: “Baby Talk: It’s Not What It Used to Be!” Selection 10: “Speaking So That People Will Listen” Selection 11: “Internet Con Artists Are Phishing, But Don’t Take the Bait!” Selection 12: “Day-by-Day, Anu Garg Is Spreading the Word” Selection 13: “Shyness” Selection 14: “Pulling the Plug on TV” Selection 15: “Amateur Thieves, Professional Thieves, and Shoplifters”

AppendixesAppendix 1: Basic Information about Phonics, Pronunciation, and SyllabicationAppendix 2: Basic Spelling Rules Appendix 3: Tackling the Test: Test-Taking Strategies and Tips

Indexes Master Vocabulary List for ReadingGlossary of Key TermsIndex of Excerpt and Selection TopicsIndex of Skills and Topics

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