Reading Matters

ISBN-10: 061825661X
ISBN-13: 9780618256617
Edition: 2005
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Description: This high-level developmental reader focuses on reading flexibility and how to analyze different genres of writing. Students learn different strategies for approaching textbooks, magazines, newspapers, and other genres. After a basic review of  More...

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List price: $124.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 6/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.09" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

This high-level developmental reader focuses on reading flexibility and how to analyze different genres of writing. Students learn different strategies for approaching textbooks, magazines, newspapers, and other genres. After a basic review of comprehension and critical-reading skills, the text introduces four units of thematically linked readings. Each reading is accompanied by a description of its specific features and some appropriate responses to those features. Readings that center on two or three related issues encourage students to develop informed opinionsallowing them to shape and revise their opinions as they receive, evaluate, and synthesize opposing points of view. Consistent vocabulary instruction appears throughout the text. Discussion questions and writing assignments have been carefully designed to help students become more aware of issues such as the influence of the media, the consequences of 9/11, the workings of memory, and the limits of civil liberties.

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 laflemm@comcast.net or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.

Getting Down to Basics Strategy
Use Questions to Discover the Main Idea Strategy
Look for Sentences That Summarize Main Ideas Strategy
Determine What Questions the Supporting Details Answer Strategy
Make Paraphrasing a Habit Strategy
Be Ready to Draw Inferences Strategy
Let Transitions Be Your Guide Strategy
Read to Uncover Patterns Strategy
Pay Attention to Tone Strategy
Get a Sense of the Writer's Purpose Strategy
Analyze Arguments Strategy
Be on the Lookout for Errors in Arguments Strategy
Watch for Allusions Strategy
Understand the Implications of Similes and Metaphors
Strategy Tune-Up Practice
Use Questions to Discover Main Ideas in Paragraphs Practice
Use Questions to Discover Main Ideas in Longer Readings Practice
Look for Topic Sentences That Summarize Main Ideas in Paragraphs Practice
Look for Topic Sentences That Summarize Main Ideas in Paragraphs Practice
Look for Thesis Statements That Summarize Main Ideas in Longer Readings Practice
Identify the Questions Answered by Supporting Details Practice
Be Ready to Draw Inferences Practice
Be Ready to Draw Inferences Practice
Be Ready to Draw Inferences Practice
Read to Uncover Patterns in Paragraphs Practice
Read to Uncover Patterns in Longer Readings Practice
Let Transitions Be Your Guide Practice
Pay Attention to Tone Practice
Identify the Author's Purpose Practice
Analyze Arguments Practice
Be on the Lookout for Errors in Arguments Practice
Watch for Allusions
Making a Match Between the Reader and the Text
The Mysteries of Memory Reading
The Nature of Memory Reading
Getting Information Into and Out of Long-Term Memory Reading
Can Repressed Memories Be Recovered? Reading
Can Eyewitness Testimony Be Trusted? Reading
Invasion of the Mind Snatchers
Media Watch Reading
Journalists Under Fire Reading
Ethical Issues in Journalism Reading
Creating a Culture of Fear Reading
Can the Press Keep the Government's Secrets During Wartime? Reading
The Media, the Military, and Striking the Right Balance
Terrorism Invades America Reading
Warning About Terrorism Reading
Unwitting Accomplices Reading
Arab and Muslim America: A Snapshot Reading
Airline Insecurity Reading
It's Not About the Money
Individual Rights versus Public Safety Reading
Individual Rights and Public Order Reading
Internal Security Confronts Civil Liberties Reading
Time to Think About Torture Reading
No Tortured Dilemma Reading
The Truth About Confessions

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