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Reading Themes and Skills A Skills-Based American Culture Reader

ISBN-10: 047203071X

ISBN-13: 9780472030712

Edition: 2007

Authors: Brian Altano, Brian Joseph Altano

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Reading Themes and Skillscontains original engaging readings designed to help intermediate students develop stronger academic reading skills and build American cultural literacy. The textbook's introduction reviews the parts of speech and vocabulary. Each chapter ofReading Themes and Skillsfeatures pre-reading activities that develop skills like predicting and building background knowledge. The chapter readings are linked by theme and followed by reading strategies and skills: Skill Studyscanning, making inferences, reading for details, finding main ideas, and understanding voice and audience Grammar in Contextreview and practice of specific grammar points Focus on Parts of Speechreview of each part of speech Theme Studydiscussion and vocabulary activities that deepen understanding of the theme and reading passages. Each unit closes with vocabulary activities that reinforce the words practiced.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

To the Instructor
Introduction: The Basics
Eating Out / Eating In
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
More Theme Study: Words about Dining
Subs, Heroes, Grinders, and Hoagies
Skill Study
Reading for Details
Reflecting on What You've Read
Scanning Practice
Vocabulary Study
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Gathering Information from the Title
Predicting/Analyzing the Title of the Reading
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Dear Mom: A College Student's Letter Home
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Finding the Main Idea of a Paragraph
Parts of Speech: Adjectives Study
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Theme Study: Analyzing Events/Chronology
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
Leftovers
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Summarizing
Focus on Parts of Speech: Conjunctions
Grammar in Context: Identifying Discourse Markers
Vocabulary Review Activities
In Style
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Previewing the Vocabulary
Building Background Knowledge
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Style in America
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Making Inferences
Reflecting on What You've Read
Grammar in Context: Simple Sentences
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercise
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
The Emperor's New Clothes
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Scanning Practice
Vocabulary Study
Reading Skills: Understanding Fiction
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Vocabulary Practice
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Halloween: Costumes and Customs
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Finding the Main Idea of a Paragraph
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Identifying Parts of Speech
Focus on Parts of Speech: Prepositions and Articles
Vocabulary Review Activities
At Home
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
Vocabulary Study
At Home with the Amish
Skill Study
Reading for Details
More Reading for Details
Comparing Two Genres
Understanding Film Terms and Concepts
Talking About the Ideas in the Film
Video-Based Writing Assignment
Focus on Parts of Speech: Nouns
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercise
Understanding Organization
The Adventures of a Maple Leaf
Skill Study
Finding the Meaning of Words from Context
Making a Chronological Outline
Grammar in Context: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Understanding the Narrator
Building Background Knowledge
Tippy, the War Hero
Skill Study
Reading for Details
Understanding Discourse Markers
Making a Chnronological Outline
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Vocabulary Review Activities
In Shape
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Previewing the Vocabulary
Building Background Knowledge
Previewing the Reading
The Super Bowl
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Scanning Practice
Finding the Main Idea of a Paragraph
Reading for Details
Finding Facts by Scanning
Vocabulary Study
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercise
Understanding Symbolic Characteristics of Animals
The Tortoise and the Hare
Skill Study
Reading for Details
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Vocabulary Study
Grammar in Context: Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercise
Predicting
Analyzing Characteristics of Family
A Chance for Glory
Skill Study
Making Inferences
Reading for Details
Literary Analysis
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Vocabulary Study
Focus on Parts of Speech: Pronouns
Vocabulary Review Activities
Out of This World
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Previewing the Vocabulary
Building Background Knowledge
Skimming to Understand the Organization
Ghosts in the White House
Skill Study
Telling Fact from Claim or Opinion
Understanding the Reading
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Vocabulary Study
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Analyzing Differences
Hanbu and Nobu: A Tale of Two Brothers
Skill Study
Analyzing Endings
Reading for Details
Understanding the Reading
Talking about the Ideas in the Reading
Vocabulary Study
Grammar in Context: Sentence Types
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
The Vortex in Sedona, Arizona: A Trip out of This World
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Scanning Practice
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Focus on Parts of Speech: Verbs
Vocabulary Review Activities
It's the Weekend!
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
Tailgating
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Scanning Practice
Finding Facts by Scanning
Vocabulary Study
Handy People and Home Improvement Projects
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Understanding the Organization
Vocabulary Study
Focus on Parts of Speech: Adverbs
Theme Study: Pre-Reading Exercises
Building Background Knowledge
Weekend Dog
Skill Study
Understanding the Reading
Reading for Details
Reviewing Narrative Voice
Finding the Main Idea of a Paragraph
Grammar in Context: Time Words in Chronology
Text-Based Writing Assignment
Vocabulary Review Activities