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Community of Readers A Thematic Approach to Reading

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ISBN-10: 0547189532

ISBN-13: 9780547189536

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Roberta Alexander, Jan Lombardi, Jane Jarrell

List price: $143.95
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Focused on interesting, contemporary themes, A COMMUNITY OF READERS presents college-level reading skills concerning real-life issues relevant to students. A COMMUNITY OF READERS, the second of two books in the Alexander reading series, offers guided, detailed instruction on all segments of the reading and learning process: reading, discussing, writing, and critical thinking. The author uses a unique system to teach the reading process called PRO (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to learn), which gives students a concrete learning process to follow. Each chapter introduces a key reading skill (e.g. main idea, vocabulary, inference) and focuses on one theme. This…    
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Book details

List price: $143.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Dr. Roberta Alexander is Professor Emeritus at San Diego City College. She has taught Reading, Composition, Literature, Chicano Studies, and Black Studies as well as English as a Second Language courses for the San Diego Community College District since 1974. Formerly the Department Chair of English, Chair of Chairs, and Academic Senate President, she now focuses on teaching and writing. She is the author of a series of college reading textbooks. Dr. Alexander earned her BA in Spanish Literature from University of California, Berkeley and her PhD in Comparative Literature from University of California, San Diego.

Jane Jarrell is the author of twelve books, including Secrets of a Mid-Life Mom , and co-author of twenty. A charter member of MOPS National Speakers Bureau, Jane is also a radio and television guest and has written columns for HomeLife, Momsense, SHINE, and Heart at Home magazines. Jane and her husband, Mark, have one daughter.

To the Instructor
To the Student
Skills Instruction and Thematic Readings
The Reading Process: Joining a Community of Readers
Prepare to read
""Becoming a Student: Joining a Study Group"" Barbara Jordan
The Reading Process: Pro
Preparing to Read
Determining Your Purpose
Previewing a Section
Using Previous Knowledge
Predicting What You Will Learn
""Use the Tools for College Success!"" Jesse Cunningham
Reading Actively and Reflecting
Reading Actively