Reading and All That Jazz / Edition 5

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Overview

Designed to help students become jazzed about reading, this introductory-to-intermediate reading text provides motivating and engaging readings selected to grab the reader's attention. Beautifully designed, READING AND ALL THAT JAZZ also features clear explanations and a wide variety of well-developed practice exercises designed to provoke genuine thinking, interpretation, and even some improvisation on the part of the student and the instructor. The theme of jazz emphasizes a positive, exciting, personally involved approach to reading and learning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073407289
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 163,221
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Mather earned his B.A. in Government from the University of the Redlands, his M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. in Reading from California State Univeristy, Los Angeles, and his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California. He has taught reading at the secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over twenty years. He has published articles in the Journal of Reading.

Ms. McCarthy earned a B.A. in Sociology and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Education from Arizona State University. She has taught at the elememtary, secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over twenty years. For the past ten years, she has taught developmental reading and E.S.L. classes at Glendale Community College. Ms. McCarthy has published articles in professional journals and other media on the use of bibliotherapy. She has also published reading lists for beginning and remedial readers and is a reading specialist.

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Table of Contents

** indicates material new to this edition
Part 1: Getting A Handle on College
Introduction: Your First Week In Class
Assignment Sheets
Are You Ready for College?
This Is the Week That Was
Selection: excerpt from My American Journey by Colin Powell
Selection: Ode to the Present by Pablo Neruda
Vocabulary: Introduction
Selection: Crickets by Robert Olen Butler
Chapter 1: How We Learn - Finding Out About Ourselves
Auditory, Visual, or Kinesthetic - What is Your Learning Style?
Vocabulary: Words in Context
Day versus Night People
Selection: The Two Most Dangerous Hours of Your Day by Lowell Ponte
Left-Brain and Right-Brain Orientation - Which One Are You?
Selection: What Is Intelligence, Anyway? by Isaac Asimov
Stress Inventory: How Much Stress is There in Your Life?
Selection: An Easy Choice by Rick Reilly
Study Schedules
SQ3R - A Classic Way to Study
**Selection: POWER Learning (study skills textbook) by Robert S. Feldman
Vocabulary: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words
(and more...)
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