Reading Now

ISBN-10: 0205639941
ISBN-13: 9780205639946
Edition: 2011
Authors: Amy E. Olsen
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Description: Reading Nowengages students through thematic content to connect meaning with reading skill development and a richly illustrated design that delivers key concepts in an inviting way.

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List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Reading Nowengages students through thematic content to connect meaning with reading skill development and a richly illustrated design that delivers key concepts in an inviting way.

Brief Table of Contents
Overview of the Reading Process
The Active Reader Part 1: Asking the Right Questions
The Active Reader Part 2: Answering Your Questions
A Word about Words
Skill Review and Practice Readings
Everyday Life: Finding the Special in the Ordinary (Skill: Main Idea)
In the News: Lasting Issues that Spark Debate (Skill: Supporting Details)
Work and the Dollar: How They Influence Decisions (Skill: Organization)
Health: Preserving the Mind and Body (Skill: Purpose and Tone)
Science and Technology: Investigating New Realms (Skill: Making Inferences)
The Environment: Interacting with a Changing Planet (Skill: Critical Thinking)
The World: Glimpses of Different Places and Perspectives (Skill: Checklist Review)
Additional Resources
Using the Internet
Skimming and Scanning
Forms for Photocopying
DETAILED Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents
Preface
To the Student
Overview of the Reading Process
The Active Reader Part 1: Asking the Right Questions
Essential Questions to Ask
What Is the Main Idea of the Reading?
How Does the Writer Support the Main Idea?
How Is the Reading Organized?
What Is the Writer's Purpose?
What Is the Writer's Tone?
What Can I Infer from the Reading?
What Other Critical-Thinking Skills Do I Need to Use to Fully Appreciate the Reading?
The Active Reader Part 2: Answering Your Questions
Delivering the Answers
Annotating
Making Connections
Recording Your Findings
Paraphrase
Summary
Outline
Visual Aids
Applying the Techniques
"Sport or Not a Sport" by David Andriesen
Textbook Considerations
Organization
SQ4R Reading Method
Applying the Techniques
"The Nature of Remembering" from Mastering the World of Psychology by Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise Boyd
Short Story Considerations
Plot
Characters and Dialogue
Conflict
Setting and Tone
Symbolism
Theme
Applying the Techniques
"The Stolen Party" by Liliana Heker
A Word about Words
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Context Clues
Dictionary Use
Dictionary Entries
Online Dictionaries versus Paper Dictionaries
Flash Cards
Multiple Meanings
Denotations and Connotations
Word Parts
Prefixes
Roots
Suffixes
Skill Review and Readings
Everyday Life: Finding the Special in the Ordinary
Main Ideas
The Topic
Topic Sentences
Thesis Statements and Implied Main Ideas
Readings
"Get Time on Your Side" by Jennifer Nichols
"The Blessed Bean: There's Nothing on Earth like Coffee" by Slim Randles
"Professor Delves into Odd Culture of Freshmen" by Michelle Roberts
"Behind Every Grad " by Thomas L. Friedman
"Socialization" from Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach by James M. Henslin
"Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
In the News: Lasting Issues that Spark Debate
Supporting Details
Major and Minor Supporting Details
Types of Supporting Details
Examples
Statistics
Testimony
Reasons
Fact or Opinion
Evaluating Supporting Details
Readings
"We Need to Get Smart about Marijuana" by Rick Steves
"Have Gun, Will Show It" by Nicholas Riccardi
"Under Whom?" editorial from theLos Angeles Times
"Complexion" from Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez
"Identity in Contemporary America" from Created Equal by Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki L. Ruiz
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
Work and the Dollar: How They Influence Decisions
Organization
Methods of Ordering Information
Patterns of Organization
Transition Words and Phrases
Readings
"Life Stages of Debt" by Sheyna Steiner
"How to Buy Happiness: Choosing between Stuff and Experiences" by Cynthia G. Wagner
"For Love or Money: Workers Weigh Professional Passion with the Need to Make a Living" by Michelle Goodman
"School Again" from Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
"Becoming Financially Independent" from Planning Your Future: Keys to Financial Freedom by Stephan Konowalow
"Hot Dog Grotto" by Katy Tallorin
Health: Preserving the Mind and Body
Purpose and Tone
Purpose
Tone
Selecting Tone Words
Readings
"The Great Awakening" by Catherine Price
"Sun Savvy: Myth or Reality? From Blistering to Bronze, the Truth about Tanning" by Tracy Davis
"Cross-Train Your Brain" by Kate Hanley
"How We Eat Reflects and Defines Our Personal and Cultural Identity" from Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D
"Healthy Relationships" from Access to Health by Rebecca J. Donatelle
"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
Science and Technology: Investigating New Realms
Making Inferences
Inference Clues
Bias
Readings
"Kids Led the Way, But Texting's GR8 for All" by Kevin Simpson
"Constant Techno Communication Brings Lack of Focus and Loss of Privacy" by Eric Adler and Laura Bauer
"Happily Ever Laughter" by Peter Doskoch
"In the Mountain Meadow" from Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
"Responding to Stress" from Mastering the World of Psychology by Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise Boyd
"Virtuoso" by Herbert Goldstone
The Environment: Interacting with a Changing Planet
Critical Thinking
Faulty Logic
Figurative Language
Readings
"Where to Hide from Mother Nature" by Brendan I. Koerner
"Stuffing a Lifetime into a Suitcase" by Janet Eastman and Bettijane Levine
"Mayors Take the Lead" by Anne Underwood
"Surface Waters and Underground Seas" from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
"What Makes Cities Livable?" from Environmental Science by Richard T. Wright
"The Phoenix" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
The World: Glimpses of Different Places and Perspectives
Checklist Review
SQ4R Method
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Organization
Purpose and Tone
Inference
Critical Thinking
Short Story
Readings
"Journey to the Seven Wonders" by Tony Perrottet
"Country of Longitudinal Essences" from My Invented Country by Isabel Allende
"Mongolia Dancing in the Village of Delight" by Louisa Waugh
"Uluru from In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson
"Gestures" from Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach by James M. Henslin
"Folktales From Around the World: the Roaming Horse, Snake's Promise, Cat and Fox in the Forest, and Crossing the Lake"
Additional Resources
Using the Internet
Skimming and Scanning
Skimming
Scanning
Forms for Photocopying
Reading Review Form
Evidence Chart
Checklists
SQ4R Method
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Evaluating Supporting Details
Organization
Purpose and Tone
Inference
Critical Thinking
Short Story
Glossary
Credits
Index

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