Reading Faster and Understanding More

Reading Faster and Understanding More

by Wanda M. Miller, Sharon D. Steeber

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ISBN-13: 9780673523884
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 01/28/1997

Table of Contents

1. Looking Closer at Famous People.

Who Was Lincoln, Gerald Parshall and Michael Barone.

From Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Doris Kerns.

A Sly and Wry Humor, Hugh Sidey.

2. Feeling Good.

That Loving Feeling, Loraine O'Connell.

Bad News for Women Who Smoke, Leslie Laurence.

Writing Your Wrongs, James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D.

3. Progress and Its Problems.

Brave New World of Babymaking, Arthur Caplan.

Full Service, Wanda Maureen Miller.

Who is Alice Miller and How Does She Know All These TerribleThings About Us? Lindsy Van Gelder.

4. Creatures, Strange and Common.

Eating Our Pets, Wanda Maureen Miller.

The Unicorn in the Garden, James Thurber.

Wildlife in Your Back Yard, James Conway.

5. Tracing Our Roots.

From Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver.

Discovering a Father, David Wilczynski.

From Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez.

6. Study Reading.

A Brief History and the Enchanted Isles, Robert A. Wallace.

7. Reading Faster and Understanding More (Combined).

Reading Selections: Global Village.

The Global Village Finally Arrives, Pico Iyer.

Soap Operas and Social Change, Gregorio Lasota.

Outlawing the Crime of Child Slavery, Robert A. Senser.

8. Controversial Issues.

Guns are Creating a National Medical Epidemic, SaysGovernment, Dan Peterson.

Taming the Monster: Get Rid of the Guns.

9. Beyond Gender Roles.

Language Keeps Women in TheirPlace, Deborah Tannen, Ph.D.

From Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy.

The Road to Equality.

10. Conflicts in Literature.

Amelia from Vanity Fair.

Rebecca from Vanity Fair.

The Sacrifice, William Makepeace Thackery, from VanityFair.

Homework Lessons.

Post-tests.

Appendix.

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