Painless Reading Comprehension

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Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find ...
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Overview


Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing—or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.

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Printed inside every copy of Painless Reading Comprehension is a code that gives kids FREE access to a subject-related app. This book's app is an arcade game themed to help students improve their reading comprehension. It can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147630
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Painless Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 170,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction

• Chapter One: Reading Attitudes and

• Patterns

• What Kind of Reader Are You?

• Types of Readers

• Becoming a Better Reader

• Chapter Two: Preparations for Reading

• What Should I Do Before I Start Reading?

• Graphic Organizers

• Warm Up for Reading

• Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions

• Chapter Three: Your Reading Voices

• What If I Don't Understand What I Am Reading?

• Be a Good Reader

• Using Graphic Organizers

• How Teens Read

• Chapter Four: Decoding Versus Reading

• Do You Really Get What You Are Reading?

• How Do You Connect with the Words?

• Flag Words

• Help with Vocabulary

• Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle

• Staircase to Vocabulary Success

• Chapter Five: Keeping What You Read

• in Your Head

• What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading?

• Skimming for Information

• Rereading Part of the Text

• Raising Questions Aids Your Reading

• Chapter Six: Different Types of Reading

• How Do I Read for Information Versus Reading for Fun?

• How Is the Textbook Set Up?

• Preparing for What's Next

• The SQ3R Method

• Textbook Response Sheet

• Chapter Seven: Reading Strategies

• How Can Graphic Organizers Help?

• Before, During, and After You Read

• The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce

• Practicing with Graphic Organizers

• Chapter Eight: Books, Books, and More

• Books

• I Can't Find a Good Book to Read!

• Books That Interest Teens

• Chapter Nine: Further Reading for

• Teachers and Parents

• Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway?

• Improvement Strategies

• Works Cited

• Index

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