Activate College Reading

ISBN-10: 1413033156
ISBN-13: 9781413033151
Edition: 2012
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List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Leslie Taggart has developed more than one hundred college textbooks in the disciplines of college reading, developmental writing, first-year composition, linguistics, literature, and study skills, mostly as a freelance editor. She has contributed chapters to college textbooks in the fields of English as a Second Language, literature, and rhetoric, co-authored an edition of a developmental writing text, and revised several texts, including two handbooks and a fivebook composition series. Leslie has taught English as a second language at the high school level, and English as a foreign language at an agricultural college in China. She has been a volunteer literacy tutor and spent two years tutoring in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Leslie earned the Master Practitioner certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the New England Institute of NLP.

Active Reading
Read and Talk: CSI's Adam Rodr?guez Looks Beyond 'Miami'
Reading Is an Active Process
Before You Read or View, Take Four Actions
Survey to get an overview of what's coming
Guess the purpose of the program or reading selection
Predict what's going to happen
Think about your prior knowledge of the subject matter
Activate Your Skills
Activate Your Skills
Master Your Skills
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While You Read or View, Stay Active and Focused
Picture or hear what the author is saying
Put ideas into your own words
Predict what the author is going to say next
Search for connections to your own life and to other ideas and situations
Be open to learning something new
Activate Your Skills
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After You Read or View, Think, Talk, and Write
Think about the ideas in the reading selection
Talk about the ideas in the reading selection
Write about the ideas in the reading selection
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Summary Activity: Active Reading
Application: Active Reading
No Michael Jacksons Here (Web site article)
Reading Comprehension
A Fresh Solution, by Neil Postman (nonfiction book)
Vocabulary Development
Read and Talk: Child Hero: Bethany Hamilton
Improve Your Vocabulary to Make Reading Easier
Before You Read, Use Word Parts to Expand Your Vocabulary
Test your prior knowledge
Look for meaning in word parts
Look at prefixes for changes to meaning
Look at suffixes to see how words act in sentences
Word Parts Glossary
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While You Read, Define Words in Context
Find context clues while reading
Recognize four kinds of context clues
Look for signal words
Create EASY notecards to study words
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While You Read and After You Read, Use the Dictionary
Understand different types of dictionaries
Know what kinds of information you can find in a dictionary entry
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While You Read and After You Read, Examine the Author's Tone
Understand the difference between denotation and connotation
Consider a word's degree of intensity
Tone supports the author's purpose
Learn to use more specific tone words
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Summary Activity: Vocabulary Development
Application: Vocabulary Development
Mistakes, I've Made a Few, by Kyle Busch (online newspaper article)
Test 2: Reading Comprehension
Winning Every Day: Pat Summitt's Strategy Centers on Goal Setting (magazine article)
MAPPs for Reading Comprehension
Read and Talk: "I Know What I Like" (music textbook)
MAPP: A Reading Plan
Mark: Ask Questions and Mark the Answers
Form questions from titles and headings
Read for the answer to your question
Mark the answer to your question
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About: Find the Topic
The A of MAPP is "About." What is the reading about?
The topic
The topic is repeated
The topic is general
Decide how broad or narrow the topic is
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Point: Identify the Main Idea
The first P of MAPP is "Point." What is the point?
The main idea
The main idea isn't always stated
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Proof: Recognize the Supporting Details
The second P of MAPP Is "Proof." What is the proof for the author's point?
The supporting details
Major details are different from minor details
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Summary Activity: MAPP for Reading Comprehension
Application: MAPP for Reading Comprehension
The Mystery of Music, by Sting (commencement speech)
Reading Comprehension
The Power of Music, by Judy Foreman (online magazine article)
Reading Textbooks
Read and Talk: Romanovs (1918) (Forensics textbook)
Reading Textbooks for Maximum Comprehension
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Major details are often organized in patterns
Time order: When did that happen?
Space order: Where are things located?
Definition: What does this mean?
Examples: What are examples of this general idea?
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Recognizing More Patterns of Organization
Cause and effect: What made this happen?
What does this lead to?
Comparison and contrast: How are these the same?
How do they differ?
Classification: What kinds are there?
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Studying Textbook Chapters
Make sense of the "text" in your textbook
Learn useful note taking strategies
Use the chapter resources to improve your comprehension
Interpret the meaning of visuals
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Summary Activity: Reading Textbooks
Application: Reading Textbooks
William Bass (textbook)
Reading Comprehension
CSI Effect (magazine)
Critical Reading
Read and Talk: Failure Is a Good Thing, by Jon Carroll (online article)
Thinking Critically About What You Read
Asking Questions to Improve Your Thinking
Critical thinking is a learning process
Critical thinking level 1: Remember
Critical thinking level 2: Understand
Critical thinking level 3: Apply
Critical thinking level 4: Analyze
Critical thinking level 5: Evaluate
Critical thinking level 6: Create
Recognizing critical thinking verbs on tests
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Analyzing Facts, Opinions, and Inferences
Facts can be verified
Opinions cannot be verified
Facts and opinions often appear together
A fact is a fact, but an opinion needs to be supported by proof
Certain kinds of words indicate opinions
Inferences are made from the author's words and your logic
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Master Your Skills
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Summary Activity: Critical Reading
Application: Critical Thinking
Lessons from the Oscars: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Test 5: Reading Comprehension
Joe Kapp: Life Lessons from a, Football Superstar, from Yolanda Nava, ed. (nonfiction book)
Readings
Reading Comprehension Skills Review
Hunger Pangs
The Science of Appetite
Why Do I Overeat? (health textbook)
Money Is Tight, and Junk Food Beckons
Relating to Others
A Tense Moment in Iraq
Your Facebook Relationship Status: It's Complicated
Understanding Empathy: Can You Feel My Pain?
Making Healthy Choices
Bragging on MySpace
A Soap Opera's Sex Is All for a Good Cause
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Going Green in the City
Landscaped Roofs Have Chicago Mayor Seeing Green
Introducing Nice Ride--A Bike Sharing Program (Web site)
The Greening of the Urban Animal
More Tips for Reading and Taking Tests
Reading Fiction
Reading Online
Taking Tests

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