Get Ready to Read: A Skills-Based Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Get Ready to Read: A Skills-Based Reader , by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, is a part of a three-level series designed to develop reading and vocabulary building skills. In Get Ready to Read , beginning students progress step by step through task-based activities that promote reading competency and fluency.

Features

  • Sharpen Your Reading Skills provides explicit instruction as well as extensive practice and recycling.
  • Be an Active Reader features high-interest readings that allow students to apply their skills.
  • As You Read activities, including completion of charts, graphs, and outlines, encourage reading with a purpose.
  • Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills includes word-attack skills ranging from Using a Dictionary to Using Context Clues.
  • Express Your Ideas and Explore the Web extend and enrich the reading experience.
  • Read Faster helps build reading fluency and accuracy.

The Ready to Read series also includes Ready to Ready Now and Ready to Read More.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Click here to read a review of Get Ready to Read, Ready to Read Now, and Ready to Read More. The review is written by Deirdre Garr, an adjunct faculty member at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ. The review is in PDF format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131776487
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 12/29/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 1,160,329
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Blanchard and Christine Root each have taught English language instruction at the university level for more than twenty years. Karen has an M.S.Ed in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. They began their textbook collaboration with the Ready to Write series while they were lecturers at the University of Pennsylvania. They have since written many reading and writing skills books and continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world.
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Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

Chapter 1 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? FINDING THE TOPIC

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Finding the Topic

Be an Active Reader: Interview with Mong Meng

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using a Dictionary–Alphabetizing, Guidewords

Chapter 2 LOOK IT OVER: PREVIEWING AND PREDICTING

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Previewing, Predicting, Making Corrections

Be an Active Reader: What Color Are Your Wearing?

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using a Dictionary–Idioms

Chapter 3 READING FOR MEANING: MAIN IDEAS, SUPPORTING DETAILS

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Main Ideas, Supporting Details

Be an Active Reader: Picture This: Photography, Past and Present

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using a Dictionary–Parts of Speech

Chapter 4 FINDING THE ORDER: RECOGNIZING TIME ORDER

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Recognizing Time Order

Be an Active Reader: Things Happen for a Reason

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using Context Clues

Chapter 5 READ QUICKLY: SCANNING FOR INFORMATION

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Scanning

Be an Active Reader: Let’s Dance

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using Word Maps

Chapter 6 EVALUATE INFORMATION: DISTINGUISHING FACTS FROM OPINIONS

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Distinguishing Facts from Opinion

Be an Active Reader: Beckham: A Soccer Superstar

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Suffixes

Chapter 7 USE THE CLUES: MAKING INFERENCES

Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Making Inferences

Be an Active Reader: My Travels by Train in the Western United States

Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Prefixes

READ FASTER

Answer Key

Keep Track of Your Progress

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