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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.
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
1B Central Theme and Main Ideas
1C Major Details
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
Guide to Dictionary Use