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Using a highly effective approach, this book is based on the principle that readers improve their skills not by reading about reading, but rather by guided, hands-on experience with reading. Thirty core reading selections—include essays on road rage, coping with language barriers, Texas' Juneteenth celebration, death penalty victims, and crossing the border into the United States—are drawn from books, magazines, newspapers, and texts in various disciplines. They offer readers a diverse number of topics, interests them in the process of reading, and helps them develop their critical thinking, reading, and vocabulary. For anyone who wants to get more out of what they read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780138545888
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 1/28/1984
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each reading selection is followed by a Vocabulary list with dictionary entries, and exercises—Voabulary; Central Theme and Main Ideas; Major Details; Inferences; Critical Reading: Fact or Opinion; Critical Reading: The Writer's craft; and Reader Response.)

PART I.

Introduction.
1. What is the Reading Process?
2. What Is Your Personal Reading History?
3. What Is the Role of Speed during Reading?
4. How Do Eye Movements Affect Reading?
5. How Can I Improve My Vocabulary?
6. What's the Role of Prediction during Reading?
7. What's the Role of “SQ3R” When Reading to Study?
8. How Can Maps and Outlines Help with Reading?
9. What's Reading “On, Between, and Beyond the Lines” ?
10. What Are “Central Theme” and “Main Ideas” ?
11. What are “Major Details” ?
12. What Are “Inferences” ?
13. What's “Critical Reading” ?
14. What's “Reader Response” ?

PART II.

Thinking: Getting Started.

A Real Loss, Fern Kupfer.
The Death of a Farm, Amy Jo Keifer.
Tyranny of Weakness Eda LeShan.
Darkness at Noon, Harold Krents.
My World Now, Anna Mae Halgrim Seaver.
My Mother's Blue Bowl, Alice Walker.

PART III.

Thinking: Getting Started.

Summer, Jonathan Schwartz.
The Girl with the Large Eyes, Julius Lester.
You Are How You Eat, Enid Nemy.
Flour Children, Lexine Apert.
The Magic Words Are “Will You Help Me?” Michael Ryan.
Mute in an English-Only World, Chang-rae Lee.

PART IV.

Thinking: Getting Started.

Genes and Behavior: A Twin Legacy, Constance Holden.
Every Kid Needs Some Manual Arts, William Raspberry.
Richard Cory, All Over Again, Roy Meador.
Richard Cory, Edward Arlington Robinson.
Escaping the Daily Grind for Life as a House Father, Rick Greenberg.
Forty Acres and a Holiday, Lisa Jones.
Out of Their Element, Bob Akin.

PART V.

Thinking: Getting Started.

Death Penalty, Bob Herbert.
Should a Wife Keep Her Name? Norman Lobsenz.
Restored to the Sea, Robin Micheli.
I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins.
She Made Her Dream Come True, Michael Ryan.
From In Search of Bernab, Graciela Limn.

PART V.

Thinking: Getting Started.

How to Stay Alive, Art Hoppe.
Houses to Save the Earth, Seth Shulman.
Collegians Predisposed to Road Rage, Andrew J. Pulskamp.
Long-Term Memory, Joseph Calkin and Richard S Perroto.
A Personal Stress Survival Guide, Dianne Hales.
The Chase, John Collier.
Appendix.
Vocabulary Index.
General Index.
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