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The authors of Structured Reading have developed an innovative approach to teaching reading at the college level: detailed instruction in the separate skills areas followed by extensive, repeated practice. Using an FAQ approach, Part One includes instruction in the separate college-level reading skills that students need. Parts Two through Six contain thirty complete reading selections drawn from books, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks in disciplines across the curriculum.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205723195
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Skills for Reading

Chapter 1 What Is Your Personal Reading History?

Chapter 2 What Is the Reading Process?

Chapter 3 What Is the Role of “SQ3R” When Reading to Study?

Chapter 4 What Is the Role of Speed During Reading?

Chapter 5 How Can I Improve My Vocabulary?

Chapter 6 What Is Reading On, Between, and Beyond the Lines?

Chapter 7 What Are “Central Theme” and “Main Ideas”?

Chapter 8 What Are “Major Details”?

Chapter 9 How Can Maps, Outlines, and Visuals Help With Reading?

Chapter 10 What Are “Inferences”?

Chapter 11 What Is “Critical Reading”?

Chapter 12 Critical Reading: What Are “The Author’s Strategies”?

Chapter 13 Critical Reading: What Is “Summary”?

Chapter 14 What Is “Reader’s Response”?

Answers to Activities in Part One

Part 2 Thinking: Getting Started

Selection 1 A Real Loss,by Fern Kupfer

Vocabulary list with dictionary entries


1A Vocabulary

1B Central Theme and Main Ideas

1C Major Details

1D Inferences

1E Critical Reading: Fact or Opinion

1F Critical Reading: The Author’s Strategies

1G Reader’s Process: Summarizing Your Reading

1H Reader’s Response: To Discuss or to Write About

Selection 2 Tyranny of Weakness, by Eda LeShan

*Selection 3 Don’t Sell Your Ambitions Short to “keep it real”, by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Selection 4 Darkness at Noon, by Harold Krents

*Selection 5 To Catch a Thief, by Stephen Holt

*Selection 6 Seoul Searching, by Rick Reilly

Part 3 Thinking: Getting Started

Selection 7 Summer, by Jonathan Schwartz

*Selection 8 Brains the Ultimate Sex Appeal, by Wendi C. Thomas

Selection 9 The Girl with the Large Eyes, by Julius Lester

Selection 10 Flour Children, by Lexine Alpert

Selection 11 The Magic Words Are “Will You Help Me?” by Michael Ryan

*Selection 12 Family and Friends Share Pain and Questions by Erin Sullivan

Part 4 Thinking: Getting Started

Selection 13 How to Stay Alive, by Art Hoppe

Selection 14 Genes and Behavior: A Twin Legacy, by Constance Holden

Selection 15 Escaping the Daily Grind for Life as a House Father, by Rick Greenberg

Selection 16 Forty Acres and a Holiday, by Lisa Jones

Selection 17 My Mother’s Blue Bowl, by Alice Walker

Selection 18 From In Search of Bernabé, by Graciela Limón

Part 5 Thinking: Getting Started

Selection 19 Restored to the Sea, by Robin Micheli

Selection 20 Death Penalty Victims, by Bob Herbert

Selection 21 Should a Wife Keep Her Name? by Norman Lobsenz

Selection 22 I Became Her Target, by Roger Wilkins

Selection 23 Mute in an English-Only World, by Chang-rae Lee

Selection 24 Out of Their Element, by Bob Akin

Part 6 Thinking: Getting Started

Selection 25 They Sniff Out Trouble, by Gail Buchalter

Selection 26 She Made Her Dream Come True, by Michael Ryan

Selection 27 Long-Term Memory, by Joseph Calkin and Richard S. Perrotto (textbook extract)

Selection 28 A Personal Stress Survival Guide, by Dianne Hales (textbook extract)

Selection 29 The Chaser, by John Collier

*Selection 30 Reading Charts, Graphs, Illustrations, and Pictures


Progress Charts

Guide to Dictionary Use


Vocabulary Index

General Index

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