Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

by David Rothman, Jilani Warsi
     
 

It has been shown that students have greater success learning reading skills if the instruction is embedded in a broader context. Acknowledging today’s student’s capacity for learning, the authors of Read to Succeed offer pedagogy throughout each chapter, along with a multitude of reading selections from various sources, to help students become

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Overview

It has been shown that students have greater success learning reading skills if the instruction is embedded in a broader context. Acknowledging today’s student’s capacity for learning, the authors of Read to Succeed offer pedagogy throughout each chapter, along with a multitude of reading selections from various sources, to help students become successful readers and learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205578054
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
450,251
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

From the Authors

Chapter 1 Education: American Education

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading as Information Predictors

Reading Selection 1: Learning and Teaching a Two-way Calle in Boston

Reading Selection 2: The Lowdown on Single-Sex Education

Biographical Profile: Dr. Ruth Simmons

Skill Focus: Determining Meaning from Context

Reading Selection 3: A Conversation with Eric Mazur: Using the “Beauties of Physics” to Conquer Science Illiteracy

Recommended Debate Topic: Should we reward good grades with money and Prizes?

Reading Selection 4: Should We Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes?

From Reading to Writing: Responding to Reading Using a Reflective Journal

Reading Selection 5: Editorial and Response Letters: How to Educate Young Scientists

Informal Writing Exercise: Read an Editorial and Respond

Connecting Reading with Standardized Testing: Interpreting Meaning from Context

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Education

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 6: Teaching in a Changing World

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Excerpt from Teacher Man

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Using Index Cards to Study Vocabulary

Chapter 2 Health: Nutrition

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech

In-class Health Survey

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: Fat Chance

Reading Selection 2: Over the Limit?

Skill Focus: Identifying the Main Idea and Topic

Biographical Profile: Dr. Charles Atkins

Recommended Debate Topic: Should unhealthy foods such as soda, candy and fast food be available in public school and college campuses?

Reading Selection 3A: Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks

Reading Selection 3B: My Soda, My Choice

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Finding the Main Idea versus Identifying the Topic

Reading Selection 4: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes even Healthy Women Make¼and Why They’re Robbing Your Food of Nutrients

From Reading to Writing: Making an Outline

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Health

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: The Role of Nutrition in Our Health

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Study: Ban of Fast-Food TV Ads May Cut Obesity

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Active Reading: Highlighting and Annotating Relevant Text

Chapter 3 Environmental Science: Global Warming

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

In-class Survey: Personal Connection to Environmental Issues

Reading Selection 1: Global Warming Already Causing Extinctions, Scientists Say

Reading Selection 2: To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline

Biographical Profile: Al Gore

Skill Focus: Identifying Supporting Details

Reading Selection 3: Going Green On Top

Reading Selection 4: New York Times Readers Respond to “The Evidence for Global Warming”

Recommended Debate Topic: Should the government place stricter controls on energy consumption?

Reading Selection 5: My Nobel Moment

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Identifying Supporting Details

Reading Selection 6: “Meltwater” and “Give and Take”—Two Environmental Poems

From Reading to Writing: Taking Notes

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Environmental Science

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 7: How Do Ecosystems Work?

Reading Selection 8 (Additional Reading): The World’s Water Crisis

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Skimming and Scanning

Chapter 4 E-Commerce: Internet Marketing

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: www.FriesWithThat?.com

Reading Selection 2: Internet’s Gender Gap Narrows

Biographical Profile: Larry Page and Sergei Brin

Skill Focus: Making Inference

Reading Selection 3: Web Sites Go Fishing in TV’s Advertising Revenue Stream

Recommended debate topic: Should the government regulate what companies are allowed to market on the Internet?

Reading Selection 4: Got a Search Engine Question? Ask Mr. Sullivan

From Reading to Writing: How to Write Better Memos

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Making Inferences

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: Types of Businesses, Types of Sites: Introduction to E-Commerce

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Internet Marketing

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): China: Online Marketing Comes of Age

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Communicating with the Professor

Chapter 5 Telecommunications: The Cell Phone Revolution

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: Four Score and¼Mind If I Take This?

Reading Selection 2: Wisconsin School Violence Leads to Cell Phone Ban

Biographical Profile: Steven Jobs

Skill Focus: Recognizing Author’s Purpose and Tone

Reading Selection 3: An iPhone Changed My Life (Briefly)

Reading Selection 4: Cell Phones for Little Kids?

Recommended debate topic: Should students be allowed to bring their cell phones into schools?

Reading Selection 5: Should We Ban Cell Phones in School?

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Recognizing the Author’s Purpose and Tone

From Reading to Writing: Paraphrasing

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Telecommunications

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 6: Selections from Introduction to Telecommunications, Chapter 23

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Upwardly Mobile in Africa

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Focusing Your Attention and Rereading

Chapter 6 Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigation

Introduction to the Field of Criminal Justice

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

In-class Survey

Fieldwork Questionnaire

Graphic Analysis

CSI: You Solve the Case!

Reading Selection 1: Free and Uneasy: A Long Road Back After Exoneration, and Justice Is Slow to Make Amends

Reading Selection 2: Schizophrenic Teen Looks for Justice after Murder

Biographical Profile: Johnnie Cochran

Skill Focus: Fact and Opinion

Reading Selection 3: Some Say Cop Videos Misleading

Recommended debate topic: Should juvenile offenders receive the same sentence as adults?

Reading Selection 4: Juvenile Crime

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Distinguishing Between Factual Statements and Opinion

From Reading to Writing: Persuasive Writing

Interview with a Professional in the Discipline of Criminal Justice

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: From Criminal Justice Today

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Excerpt from Twelve Angry Men

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Time Management

Chapter 7 Life Science: Nursing

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: Junior Nursing Students Share Patient Stories

Reading Selection 2: Men Are Much in the Sights of Recruiters in Nursing

Biographical Profile: Florence Nightingale

Skill Focus: Patterns of Organization

Reading Selection 3: Learning to Work Together

Recommended debate topic: Women naturally make better nurses than men as they are genetically preprogrammed to do humanistic kinds of work

Reading Selection 4: Student Enrollment Rises in U.S. Nursing Colleges and Universities for the 6th Consecutive Year

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Summary

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Patterns of Organization

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Nursing

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: Succeeding as a Nursing Student

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): A Nurse’s Story

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Patterns of Organization Across Academic Disciplines

Chapter 8 Psychology: Human Nature

Introduction to the Field of Psychology

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

In-class Survey

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: Why and How do People Lie?

Reading Selection 2A: The Barbers, Identical Twins, Are not as Alike as They Look

Reading Selection 2B: Why Are Identical Twins Different?

Biographical Profile: Dr. Phil

Skill Focus: Argument

Reading Selection 3: Harvard Psychologist Howard Gardner, Interviewed on the Pamela Wallin Show (excerpt)

Recommended debate topic: Can television be blamed for people’s bad behavior?

Reading Selection 4A: No Debate: TV Violence Harms Kids

Reading Selection 4B: TV Violence Doesn’t Lead to Aggressive Kids, Study Says

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Recognizing and Evaluating Argument

From Reading to Writing: Keeping Double-entry Reading Journals

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Psychology

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: From Psychology and Life

Reading Selection 6: Go Ask Alice! Phobias

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Finding Evidence in the Text

Chapter 9 Business

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: Send Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Business Executives: Why Are Big American Companies Hiring Foreign-born CEOs?

Reading Selection 2: Found in Translation: Avoiding Multilingual Gaffes

Biographical Profile: Oprah Winfrey

Skill Focus: The Author’s Bias

Reading Selection 3: How to Find the Right Career Coach

Recommended Debate Topic: Outsourcing takes jobs away from the American people and hurts the economy

Reading Selection 4: How She Does It—Anya Ponorovskaya

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Business Letter

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: The Author’s Bias

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Business

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 5: Understanding the U.S. Business System

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Death of a Salesman (excerpt)

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Learning Styles

Negotiating with International Business Partners

Chapter 10 Political Science: American Government

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: The Declaration of Independence: The Want, Will, and Hopes of the People

Reading Selection 2: Immigrants Raise Call For Right to Be Voters

Reading Selection 3A: Leaders, Scholars, Analyze Youth Apathy

Reading Selection 3B: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

Biographical Profile: Barak Hussein Obama

Skill Focus: Combined Skills

Reading Selection 4: A Portrait of a Young Man as a Beijing Student Leader

Recommended debate topic: Should U.S. Permanent Residents be allowd to vote?

Reading Selection 5: Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address

From Reading to Writing: Writing to a Political Representative

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Combined Skills

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Political Science

Textbook Application

Reading Selection 6: A Science of Politics

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Animal Farm (An excerpt)

Suggested Resources

Study Tip Improving Reading Fluency

Appendixes

1. Most Frequent Words from the Academic Word List by Sublist

2. Guide to Genre

3. Additional Adjectives of Tone

4. Transitional Phrases

Credits

Index

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