Wadsworth College Reading Series: Book 2 / Edition 3

Wadsworth College Reading Series: Book 2 / Edition 3

by Cengage Learning
     
 

ISBN-10: 1111839417

ISBN-13: 9781111839413

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The Wadsworth College Reading Series, Third Edition is a three-level series that uses a progressive, unified approach to help you improve your reading comprehension and critical thinking skills--and all at an affordable price! Praised in the second edition by users across the country, the third edition of this innovative series contains additional features and…  See more details below

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The Wadsworth College Reading Series, Third Edition is a three-level series that uses a progressive, unified approach to help you improve your reading comprehension and critical thinking skills--and all at an affordable price! Praised in the second edition by users across the country, the third edition of this innovative series contains additional features and support materials that will enhance your abilities to become an effective reader. This series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks, websites, and magazines. The readings in the Third Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure appropriate instructional level reading. The Wadsworth College Reading Series Book 2, 3/e is the second book in a three-level series and is designed for mid-level (8th-10th grade)reading courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111839413
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
731,241
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. IMPROVING READING AND THINKING. Goals for Chapter 1. Reading and Academic Success. Reading and Professional Success. Reading and Personal Success. Reading and Better Thinking. How to Improve Reading Skills. Understand the Different Purposes for Reading. Understand the Mental Skills Required for Reading. Develop Individual Reading Skills. Learn and Use Different Reading Strategies. How This Book Will Help You Improve Your Reading.Goals of this Book. Organization and Features. Reading Strategy: Active Reading. Web Links. Reading Selection: Web Site Reading: "Ten Terrific Self-Motivating Tips," Mike Moore. Vocabulary Strategy: Using the Dictionary. Guide Words.Understanding a Dictionary Entry. Reading Visuals: Visual Aids. General Tips for Reading Visual Aids. Chapter 1 Review. 2. MAIN IDEAS. Goals for Chapter 2. Pretest. General and Specific. Determining the Topic. Determining the Main Idea. The Topic Sentence. Locations of Topic Sentences. Topic Sentence as First Sentence. Topic Sentence in the Middle. Topic Sentence as Second or Third Sentence. Topic Sentence as Last Sentence. Topic Sentence as First and Last Sentence. Steps for Locating the Topic Sentence. Topic Sentences That Cover More Than One Paragraph. Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment. Web Link. Reading Selections: Biography: Boy Wonder: Mark Zuckerberg and the Beginning of Facebook; Textbook Reading: Hospitality: An Age-Old Industry; Textbook Reading: College Success: "Coping with Procrastination," Rebecca Moore, Barbara Baker, and Arnold S. Packer. Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms. Reading Visuals: Tables. Chapter 2 Review. 3. Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining. Goals for Chapter 3. Pretest. Major and Minor Details. Mapping and Outlining. Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management. Web Links. Reading Selections: Biography: The Navajo Code Talkers; Textbook Reading: Psychology: "Physical Attractiveness"; Textbook Reading: College Success: Time Management for College Students. Vocabulary Strategy: Context and Meaning. Reading Visuals: Organizational Charts. Chapter 3 Review. 4. IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS. Goals for Chapter 4. Pretest. Understanding Implied Main Ideas. Determining Implied Main Ideas. Step 1: Find the Subject of Each Sentence. Step 2: Determine a General Topic Based on the Specific Details. Step 3: State an Implied Main Idea. Reading Strategy: SQ3R. Web Links. Reading Selections: Biography: Survival of the Fittest; Textbook Reading: Law Enforcement: Modern-Day Piracy: Organized Crime; Website Reading: Biology: A Whale of a Trip. Vocabulary Strategy: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue. Reading Visuals: Flow Charts. Chapter 4 Review. 5. TRANSITIONS. Goals for Chapter 5. Pretest. Characteristics of Transitions. Transition Words that Indicate a List. Transition Words that Indicate Sequence. Transition Words that Indicate Cause/Effect. Transition Words that Indicate Comparison/Contrast. Transition Words that Indicate Definition. Transitions in Combinations of Patterns. Reading Strategy: Summarizing. Web Links. READING SELECTIONS: Biography: Rosa Parks: An American Hero; Textbook Reading: Health Psychology: Environmental Stress: Health Psychology; Website Reading: Linguistics: Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved. Vocabulary Strategy: The Explanation Context Clue. Reading Visuals: Pie Charts. Chapter 5 Review. 6. PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION. Goals for Chapter 6. Test Yourself. Topic Sentences. List. Sequence. Cause/Effect. Comparison/Contrast. Definition. Combination of Patterns. Reading Strategy: Taking Notes. Web Links. Reading Selections: Biography: Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross; Textbook Reading: Fashion Design: Fashion Emphasis, 2000- Present: You Make the Call!: Fashion Design; Newspaper Reading: Health: "Women React to Pain Differently Than Men," Rita Rubin. Vocabulary Strategy: The Example Context Clue. Reading Visuals: Line Graphs. Chapter 6 Review. 7. INFERENCES. Goals for Chapter 7. Pretest. Inferences. Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences. Making Inferences in Literature. Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal. Web Links. Reading Selections: Biography: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank; Textbook Reading: Weather and Climate: Aircraft Icing-- A Hazard to Flying: Weather and Climate; Website Reading: Health: Real Men Do Wear Pink. Vocabulary Strategy: The Contrast Context Clue. Reading Visuals: Bar Graphs. Chapter 7 Review. 8. CRITICAL READING. Goals for Chapter 8. Pretest. Distinguishing Fact from Opinion. Informed vs. Uninformed Opinion. Connotation and Denotation. Purpose. Purpose: To Entertain. Purpose: To Inform. Purpose: To Persuade. Bias. Recognizing Bias. Logical Fallacies. Fallacies Related to a Lack of Sound Evidence. A Fallacy That Takes the Form of a Personal Attack. Fallacies That Appeal to What Other People Believe. Deciding for Yourself. Reading Strategy: REAP. Web Links. Reading Selections: Biography: Howlin' Wolf: Booming Voice Of The Blues; Textbook Reading: Agriculture: Kefa Village in Eastern Zambia: Agriculture; Newspaper Reading: Health: Pill-Popping Replaces Healthy Habits. Vocabulary Strategy: Formal vs. Informal Language. Reading Visuals: Maps. Chapter 8 Review.

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