Wadsworth College Reading

ISBN-10: 1111839409
ISBN-13: 9781111839406
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Wadsworth College Reading Series, Third Edition is a three-level series that uses a progressive, unified approach to improving students' reading comprehension and critical thinking skills--and all at an affordable price! Praised in the second edition by users across the country, the third edition of this innovative series contains additional features and support materials that will enhance students' abilities to become effective readers. This series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks, websites, and magazines. The readings in the Third Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure appropriate instructional level reading. The Wadsworth College Reading Series Book 1 , 3/e is the first book in a three-level series and is designed for low -level (5th to 8th grade) reading courses.

Improving Reading and Thinking
Goals for Chapter 1
Reading and Academic Success
Reading and Professional Success
Reading and Personal Success
Man See No Dirt, Hear No Dirt, Clean No Dirt, Dave Barry
Reading and Better Thinking
How to Improve Reading Skills
Understand the Different Purposes for Reading
Be Aware of the Mental Skills Required for Reading
Develop Individual Reading Skills
Learn and Use Different Reading Strategies
How This Book Will Help You Improve
Goals of this Book
Organization and Features
Reading Strategy: Active Reading
Reading Selection: Website Selection, “Learning Styles and Maximizing Your Success in School.“ Web Link
Vocabulary Strategy: Using the Dictionary
Guide Words
Understanding a Dictionary Entry
Chapter 1 Review
Main Ideas
Goals for Chapter 2
Pretest
General and Specific
General and Specific Sentences
Determining the Topic
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Topic Sentence as First Sentence
Topic Sentence as Second or Third Sentence
Topic Sentence in the Middle
Topic Sentence as Last Sentence
Topic Sentence as First and Last Sentence
Steps for Locating the Topic Sentence
Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment
Web Link
Reading Selections
Newspaper selection: “Is Gossip Beneficial or Harmful?“ Dr. Offra Gerstein
Biography: “My Life“ Golda Meir
Culinary Arts: “Foodservice at Sporting Events.“
Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms
Chapter 2 Review
Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining
Goals for Chapter 3
Pretest
Major and Minor Details
Transitions
Mapping and Outlining
Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management
Web Links
Reading Selections
College Success Textbook: “College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?“ Robert Holkeboer and Thomas Hoeksema
Agriculture: “A Brief History of Agriculture“
Biography: “Juan Miguel Fangio: Formula One Race Car Driver.“
Vocabulary Strategy: Context and Meaning
Chapter 3 Review
Implied Main Ideas
Goals for Chapter 4
Pretest
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Determining Implied Main Ideas
Step 1: Find the Subject of Each Sentence
Step 2: Determine a General Topic Based on the Specific Details
Step 3: State an Implied Main Idea
Reading Strategy: SQ3R
Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: “Greatness Knows No Color,“ Angela G. King
Juvenile Justice: “Child Neglect“
Newspaper Website: “Old Movie Houses Find Audience in the Plains.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue
Chapter 4 Review
Transitions
Goals for Chapter 5
Pretest
Characteristics of Transitions
Transition Words That Indicate a List
Transition Words That Indicate Time Order
Transition Words That Indicate Cause/Effect
Transition Words That Indicate Comparison/Contrast
Transition Words That Indicate Definition
Transition Words in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Strategy: Summarizing
Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: “Sonia Sotomayor: Celebrity Status for a Supreme Court Judge“
Newspaper: “The First Trimester“
Fire Science: “Wildland Firefighters.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Explanation Context Clue
Chapter 5 Review
Patterns of Organization
Goals for Chapter 6
Pretest
Topic Sentences
List
Time Order
Cause/Effect
Comparison/Contrast
Definition
Combination of Patterns
Reading Strategy: Taking Notes
Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: “Jumping Jack's Still a Flash,“ Rick Reilly
Hospitality: “History of Theme Parks“
Newspaper Website: “Birth Order.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Example Context Clue
Chapter 6 Review
Inferences
Goals for Chapter 7
Pretest
Inferences
Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences
Reading Strategy: REAP
Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: “Reggie Love: Personal Assistant to Barack Obama“
Sports Medicine: “Disordered Eating: Extreme Weight Control“
Newspaper Website: “Americans with Accents Judged Less Credible than Native Speakers.“
Vocabulary Strategy: Formal vs. Infor

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