Exercise Your College Reading Skills Developing More Powerful Comprehension

ISBN-10: 0073513474
ISBN-13: 9780073513478
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Janet Elder
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Description: Through the familiar and motivating metaphor of sports, Janet Elder (Entryways, New Worlds, Opening Doors) provides students extensive opportunities to learn, apply, and reinforce essential reading skills.

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Book details

List price: $101.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Through the familiar and motivating metaphor of sports, Janet Elder (Entryways, New Worlds, Opening Doors) provides students extensive opportunities to learn, apply, and reinforce essential reading skills.

JANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman's University where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dallas Independent School District, and has conducted extensive staff development training for Dallas area teachers. After teaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for several years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors program for the college. After coordinating the honors program during its first six years, she resumed teaching full time. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periodically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honors English and humanities courses. She has served on a task force that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award from special services (disabilities) students, has twice been her division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999 she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in “brain friendly” instruction.

To the Instructor
Introduction The “Secrets” of Success A User’s Guide to the Brain Handle Textbooks and Textbook Assignments Like a Pro
Warm-Up
Determine the Meaning of an Unfamiliar Word through Context
The Skill: Determine the Meaning of an Unfamiliar Word by Using the Context
The Technique: Use Five Types of Context Clues
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Using Context Clues
The Edge: Pointers about Using Context Clues
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Using Context Clues Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Analyze Word Structure
The Skill: Analyze Word Structure
The Technique: Use Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes to Unlock Word Meanings
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Analyzing Word Structure
The Edge: Pointers about Analyzing Word Structure
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Analyzing Word Structure Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Basic Workout
Determine the Topic of a Paragraph
The Skill: Determine the Topic of a Paragraph
The Technique: Use the Four Clues to the Topic
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Determining the Topic of a Paragraph
The Edge: Pointers about Determining the Topic of a Paragraph
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Determining the Topic of a Paragraph Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Identify the Stated Main Idea Sentence and the Supporting Details of a Paragraph
The Skill: Identify Stated Main Ideas
The Technique: Find the Sentence that Has the Characteristics of a Main Idea Sentence
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Identifying Stated Main Ideas
The Edge: Pointers about Identifying Stated Main Ideas
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter (Stated Main Idea)
The Skill: Identify the Supporting Details of a Paragraph
The Technique: Identify Supporting Details
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Identifying Supporting Details
The Edge: Pointers about Identifying Supporting Details
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter (Supporting Details)
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Identifying Stated Main Ideas Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Formulate the Implied Main Idea Sentence of a Paragraph
The Skill: Formulate the Implied Main Idea Sentence of a Paragraph
The Technique: Use the Three Formulas for Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Edge: Pointers about Formulating an Implied Main Idea
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter Transition Words, Metacognition, and Relationships Within and Between Sentences
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Formulating an Implied Main Idea Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Recognize Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Skill: Recognize Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Technique: Learn the Characteristics of Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Trainer: Applying the Skill of Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Edge: Pointers about Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns
The Replay: Remember the Essential Information from the Chapter
The Practice: Apply the Skill of Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Basic Stretching
Apply All the Basic Skills to Paragraphs
The Practice: Apply All the Basic Skills to Paragraphs Three Sets of Practice Exercises
Advanced Workout

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