Engage College Reading

ISBN-10: 1413033172
ISBN-13: 9781413033175
Edition: 2013
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Description: Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, ENGAGE: COLLEGE READING is the third book in a 3-book series, covering reading levels grades 10-12. It guides students through a stepped and incremental approach, activating background or prior  More...

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List price: $111.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, ENGAGE: COLLEGE READING is the third book in a 3-book series, covering reading levels grades 10-12. It guides students through a stepped and incremental approach, activating background or prior knowledge as many of the skills students need to become critical readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Often using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how the skills used when watching television or movies can easily transfer to their academic reading. In this third book, Engage offers a much greater emphasis on critcal thinking, academic reading and reading for careers. Reviewers have lauded the inclusion of varied, interesting readings that will stimulate students' interest in reading and will provide them with background knowledge needed for the most popular college courses.

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.

Reading and Study Strategies
Engaging with Reading
Why Is Reading Important?
What Do You Want to Do When You Get Out of School?
Getting Motivated to Read
Find Out the Income Potential of a Career You Are Interested In
The Power of Visualizing Your Future
Visualizing Your Future
Watching Videos, Reading Articles and Talking With Classmates
Read and Talk: "The Power of Choice
" Reading Is an Interaction
What Do You Do When You View? Before You View or Read
What Is the Purpose of That Show You Watch?
Determining the Purpose of a Reading
While You are Viewing or Reading
After You have Viewed or Read
Choose an Informative Article
The Title, the Purpose, Your Interest
Survey
Your Informative Article
Activate Your Prior Knowledge
Monitor Your Comprehension
Think About What You Learned, Its Relevance, and Its Significance
Improving Your Reading Rate
Chunking
Chunking Practice
Your Reading Rate Is Based on Your Reason for Reading
What your reading purpose is
How complex the material is
Your prior knowledge
Your interest in the material
Chapter Summary Activity
Engage Your Skills
Master Your Skills
Focus on Communications
College Communications App: "Celebrity Endorsements" from Creative Strategy in Advertising, 10e, pp. 12-16
Career Communications App: "Today's Generations Face New Communication Gaps" by Denise Kersten
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Read and Talk: "CNN Reporter Sanjay Gupta Becomes Part of the Story in Haiti
"Define Words as You Read Using Context Clues
Find Context Clues While Reading
Recognize Four Kinds of Context Clues
Identifying Meaning Using Example Context Clues
Signal Words May Not Be Present
Identifying Examples with No Signal Words
Identifying Meaning Using Contrast Signal Clues
Identifying Meaning Using Comparison Signal Clues
Determine Meanings Using Your Logic
Using Logic and Prior Knowledge to Determine Meanings
Using Signal Words to Determine Meanings
Create EASY Notecards to Study Words
Understand the Connotations of Some Words
Identifying Neutral and Emotional Words
Study Vocabulary Systematically Using Word Parts
Roots Carry the Basic Meaning
Identifying Roots and Their Meanings
Prefixes Add Information to the Meaning
Identifying Roots and Prefixes
Suffixes Show How Words Act in Sentences
Identifying Suffixes
Using Your Knowledge of Word Parts to Make Meaning
Using Word Parts and Context Clues to Define Words
Word Parts Glossary
Look Over the Vocabulary of College
Using the Vocabulary of College
Learn the Vocabulary of a Field
Using Key Terms from Health Science
Chapter Summary Activity
Engage Your Skills
Master Your Skills
Focus on Health Sciences
College Health App: "How Can I Change a Bad Health Habit?" from An Invitation to Health, 12th edition
Career Health App: "Learning to Talk the Talk in a Hospital" byTheresa Brown, R.N
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas
Read and Talk: "Breaking Out: Our School System's Success with Autistic Children
" MAPPS: A Reading Plan
Marking the Answers to Your Questions
What Is the Reading About? The Topic
Identifying the Topic of a Paragraph
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Identifying the Topic of a Paragraph in Longer SelectionsWhat Is the Point of the Reading? The Main Idea
Finding the Topic Sentence of a Paragraph
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