Racing Ahead with Reading

ISBN-10: 0073047678

ISBN-13: 9780073047676

Edition: 2009

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Description: Designed to help students race forward in their reading skills, this introductory text uses the theme of sports (integrated through reading selections, visuals, and exercises) to help students develop the skills they need to tackle college-level reading. "Racing Ahead with Reading" features clear and thorough explanations, a wide array of exercises and activities, and a range of engaging reading selections of the types students are likely to encounter in college all to engage attention and inspire students to read with care and enthusiasm.

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Book details

List price: $109.67
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Dr. Mather earned his B.A. in Government from the University of the Redlands, his M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. in Reading from California State Univeristy, Los Angeles, and his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California. He has taught reading at the secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over twenty years. He has published articles in the Journal of Reading.

Ms. McCarthy earned a B.A. in Sociology and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Education from Arizona State University. She has taught at the elememtary, secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over twenty years. For the past ten years, she has taught developmental reading and E.S.L. classes at Glendale Community College. Ms. McCarthy has published articles in professional journals and other media on the use of bibliotherapy. She has also published reading lists for beginning and remedial readers and is a reading specialist.

Racing Ahead with Reading
Tackling the Basics
Getting Warmed Up Introduction Getting Started Reading: How Can I Get an A in This Class?
Walter Cunningham Getting Acquainted with Your Textbook Reading: Best Seat in the House
Warm-Up 1 Phonics: Consonants and Vowels, Syllabication Phonics—A Review Consonants Vowels The Schwa Phonics Irregularities Phonics: Practice Rules for Dividing Words into Syllables Syllables Reading: How a Prince Learned to Read
Warm-Up 2 -- Word Structure: Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots Word Parts Exercises on prefixes, suffixes, and roots Word Parts: Practice Synonyms and Antonyms: A Review Synonyms and Antonyms: Practice Reading: How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Warm-Up 3 tDictionary Dictionaries An Up-to-Date Dictionary Completeness of the Dictionary Using a Dictionary Definitions of Words Context Clues Definition Clues Synonym Clues Explanation Clues Examples Clues Antonym Clues Reading: excerpt from Life is Not a Fairy Tale
Reading: Doing What Comes Naturally
Warm-Up 4 Study Skills: Skimming, Scanning, SQ3R An Overview fo SQ3R Practice with SQ3R Reading: Using Time Effectively
Using Your Computer and the Internet Reading: Moving Beyond Your Computer
Scanning Techniques for Scanning Reading: Bat''s New Image
Discovering Meaning through Structure
Identifying Topics, Directly Stated Main Ideas, Working with Supporting Details Topic Distinguishing between General and Specific Main Ideas and Details Paragraph Diagrams Reading: Should We Believe the Claims of Psychics?
Implied Main Ideas and Paraphrasing Implied Main Ideas Paraphrasing Strategies for Identifying the Implied Main Idea Asking Questions Combining Sentences Summing Up Ideas in One Sentence Making Sure You Have Correctly Identified the Implied Main Idea Reading: Fishin'' Superstition: It''s More Than Just Luck
AP Reading: Hope Diamond
Reading: Stadium Nights
Identifying Directly Stated Main Idea
Identifying Implied Main Idea
Identifying the Main Idea
Recognizing Transition Words and Patterns of Organization Transition Words Common Patterns of Organization Classification and Division Pattern Cause and Effect Pattern Reading: Heroes
Steps in a Process and Chronology Pattern Definition and Example Pattern Reading: excerpt from Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Reading: Stand Up for Yourself
Identifying the Author''s Tone and Purpose Identifying Tone Wroking with Irony Satire Reading: Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink (for Free)
Determining the Author''s Purpose Writing to Inform Writing to Entertain Writing to Persuade Reading: Love and the Cabie
Reading: excerpt from It''s Not About the Bike
Reading: The Big Hero of Littleton
Interpreting What We Read
Inference Inference Drawing Inferences from Droodles Drawing Inferences froM Epitaphs Drawing Inferences from Textbook Material Drawing Inferences from Popular Literature Reading: Beware of the Dog
Reading: excerpt from The Right Words at the Right Time
Figurative Language Figurative Language Types of Figurative Language Similes Metaphors Personification Extended Metaphor Working with Symbols Reading: Sympathy
Dunbar Imagery Reading: Thunderbolts
Fact and Opinion Fact and Opinion Clues to Identifying an Opinion Reading: The Lie Detector Controversy
Reading: Integration in Sports
Bias Bias Denotation and Connotation Point of View Reading: Somebody''s Baby
Euphemisms Reading: Lizzie Borden: Victorian Woman and Murder
Reading: What''s So Great about America?
Reading: For Conversation, Press #1
Reading: Eyewitness Testimony: Can We Trust It?
Understanding Textbook Material
Visual Aids How to Use and Interpret Various Types of Visual Aids Bar Graphs: Vertical and Horizontl Tables Pie Charts Maps Diagrams Line Graphs Flow Charts Photos Cartoons Reading: Uses and Misuses of Credit
Textbook Selections Annotating, Outlining, Mapping, and Summarizing Underlining and Highlighting Annotating Outlining Mapping Summarizing Reading: Memorization
Reading: The Psychology of Personality
Supplementary Readings
World of Work; Relationships and behavior
The World of Work Abraham Lincoln Denies a Loan
The Fence That Me and Shorty Built
How Not to Dress for Work
Hershey''s Chocolate
Relationships And Behavior Social Influence: Conformity and Obedience
The Emperor''s New Clothes
The Lottery
Morrow
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