Reading for Results / Edition 12 available in Paperback
The Eighth Edition of Reading for Results features selections that sharpen students' reading skills and encourage them to become careful and committed readers. In addition to getting vocabulary pointers and using SQ3R, students learn how to find main ideas, locate supporting details, draw appropriate inferences, recognize patterns of development, understand visual aids, and read more critically.
- End-of-chapter readings allow students to practice their skills on both paragraphs and longer, multi-paragraph selections.
- Every chapter concludes with anywhere from four to seven tests.
- The Getting Focused CD-ROM, developed by Laraine and Ulrich Flemming, offers students a carefully sequenced program of explanations, exercises, tests, and tutorials.
About the Author
After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Strategies for Learning from Textbooks. 2. Building Word Power. 3. Looking for Specific Topics and General Main Ideas. 4. Getting to the Point of Paragraphs. 5. Getting to the Point of Longer Readings. 6. Focusing on Supporting Details in Paragraphs. 7. Focusing on Supporting Details in Longer Readings. 8. Focusing on Inferences in Paragraphs. 9. Understanding the Role of Inferences in Longer Readings. 10. Learning from Organizational Patterns in Paragraphs. 11. Combining Patterns in Paragraphs and Longer Readings. 12. Responding to Persuasive Writing. Putting It All Together. Index.