Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 1 / Edition 2

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The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks and magazines. The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series Book 1, 2/e is the first book in a three-level series and is designed for lower-level reading courses. The readings in the Second Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure grade-level appropriateness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618541867
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with Goals and Test Yourself and concludes with Chapter Reviews and Tests. 1. Improving Reading and Thinking The Importance of Good Reading Skills Reading and Academic Success Reading and Professional Success Reading and Personal Success Reading and Better Thinking How to Improve Reading Skills How This Book Will Help You Improve Reading Strategy: Active Reading Reading Selections: Website Selection, "Learning Styles and Maximizing Your Success in School"; Literary Selection, "My Life," Golda Meir; Textbook Selection, "Developing Wisdom," Skip Downing Vocabulary: Using the Dictionary 2. Main Ideas General and Specific General and Specific Sentences Determining the Topic Determining the Main Idea The Topic Sentence Locations of Topic Sentences Reading Selection: "Is Gossip Beneficial or Harmful?" Dr. Offra Gerstein Vocabulary: Synonyms Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment 3. Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining Major and Minor Details Transitions Mapping and Outlining Reading Selection: "College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?" Robert Holkeboer and Thomas Hoeksema Vocabulary: Context and Meaning Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management 4. Implied Main Ideas Understanding Implied Main Ideas Determining Implied Main Ideas Reading Selection: "Greatness Knows No Color," Angela G. King Vocabulary: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue Reading Strategy: SQ3R 5. Transitions Characteristics of Transitions Transition Words That Indicate a Series Transition Words That Indicate Time Order Transition Words That Indicate Cause/Effect Transition Words That Indicate Comparison/Contrast Transition Words That Indicate Definition Transition Words in Combinations of Patterns Reading Selection: "Out of the Candlelight and Into the Spotlight," Rochelle Jewel Shapiro Vocabulary: The Explanation Context Clue Reading Strategy: Summarizing 6. Patterns of Organization Topic Sentences Series Time Order Cause/Effect Comparison/Contrast Definition Combination of Patterns Reading Selection: "Jumping Jack's Still a Flash," Rick Reilly Vocabulary: The Example Context Clue Reading Strategy: Taking Notes 7. Reading Visual Aids General Tips for Reading Visual Aids Common Types of Visuals Reading Selection: "The Path to Cloud 9," Bob Holmes Vocabulary: The Contrast Context Clue Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal 8. Inferences Inferences Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences Reading Selection: "What a Way to Live, What a Way to Die!" Al Neuharth Vocabulary: Formal vs. Informal Language Reading Strategy: REAP 9. Critical Reading: Fact, Opinion, Purpose, and Tone Distinguishing Fact from Opinion Three Critical Reading Questions Deciding for Yourself Reading Selection: "If ER Nurses Crash, Will Patients Follow?" Paul Duke Vocabulary: Figures of Speech Reading Strategy: Skimming 10. Reading Longer Selections Topic, Main Idea, and Thesis Supporting Details Implied Main Ideas Patterns of Organization Transitions Vocabulary: Review Reading Strategy: Scanning Combined Skills Tests "The Ones Who Turn Up Along the Way," Rabbi Jennifer Krause "Lessons I Learned Staying Up All Night," Maria Coder "Gangs," from Adolescence "The Classroom," Mitch Albom "The 'Fourth Law of Motion': The Automobile Air Bag," from An Introduction to Physical Science

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