Reading Relationships / Edition 1

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Based on the premise that good thinkers make good readers, this developmental reading text combines critical-thinking and -reading skills to help students establish a foundation on which to build additional skills. Extensive coverage of main ideas complements the strong coverage of basic skills in Part 1, and five longer reading selections in Part 2 provide students with opportunities to apply their skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395889770
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/21/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Jo Brown received a B.A. in Language Communications from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. After teaching senior high school English, she returned to the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 to complete an M.A. in Education with an emphasis in reading. As a reading instructor at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, Brown continues to test different reading comprehension approaches to promote critical thinking skills in her students. She is an active member of the South Carolina Association for Developmental Education (SCADE) and the National Association for Developmental Education(NADE).

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Table of Contents

I. Skill Development 1. Primary Relationships or Basic Transitions 2. Stated Main Ideas 3. Major and Minor Details 4. Implied Main Ideas 5. Active Reading 6. Organization of Paragraphs 7. Fact or Opinion? 8. Inference 9. Purpose and Tone 10. A Comprehensive Look at Main Idea II. Vocabulary Development 1. Analogies 2. Context 3. Word Parts III. Reading Selections

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