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Reading for Results

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ISBN-10: 0618766774

ISBN-13: 9780618766772

Edition: 10th 2008

Authors: Laraine Flemming, Ann Marie Radaskiewicz

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Reading for Results,10/e is the mid-level text in the ever-popular Laraine Flemming reading series that includesReading Keys(beginning level) andReading for Results(advanced level).Reading for Resultshelps students improve their reading skills and nurture their love for reading. This hallmark developmental reading text is filled with reading selections of various lengths and levels, numerous exercises and tests, and clear explanations. Students learn strategies for understanding vocabulary, developing study skills, identifying main ideas and supporting details, understanding patterns of development, and reading critically. This new edition has more third-person academic readings and a new chapter on purpose, persuasion, and bias that helps students learn to distinguish fact from opinion and evaluate bias in persuasive writing. This edition also includes vocabulary exercises in every chapter, discussion of using and analyzing websites, and features that refer students to the Getting Focused CD and the Online Study Center for extra practice. Many new readings cover intriguing topics like the cloning of pets, earthquakes, the Donner Party, and file sharing that encourage enjoyment of reading. Reading questions and exercises help students to analyze and understand concepts like the main idea and supporting detail. "Putting It All Together," includes ten longer readings, most new to this edition, with vocabulary and comprehension questions. Content and Exercises were modeled after the Florida State Exit Exam to help students meet state exam criteria. New!Chapter on persuasion and bias (Chapter 10) discusses the distinction between fact and opinion, how to back opinions with arguments, tone and purpose, and critical thinking about informative persuasive writing. New!Appendix on reading pie charts and graphs allows instructors to cover this topic with whichever chapter they choose. New!Specific references to the Online Study Center for the text, with self-study exercises linked to the chapters, and to additional topics and readings. New!Focus on vocabulary with Vocabulary Review tests at the end of each chapter, definitions of terms throughout the text, and Word Power.
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442

After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at or by visiting her website at

Strategies for Mastering Your Textbooks Introducing SQ3R
Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review S
Survey to Get a General Overview Q
Use Questions to Guide Your Attention R
Read R: Recite R
Review Mining the Web for Background Knowledge Introducing Bonus Questions Sample Chapter
The Cold War Abroad and at Home, 1945-1952
Word Power Using Context Context and Meaning Defining Words from Their Parts Combine Forces
Use Context Clues and Word Parts More Pointers About Specialized Vocabulary Connotations and Denotations of Words The Difference Between Reading and Writing Vocabularies
Relating the General to the Specific in Reading and Writing General and Specific Words
Understanding the Difference Between General and Specific Sentences
The Writer's Responsibility
The Reader's Response Connecting General and Specific Sentences in Paragraphs
Discovering Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences
Identify the Topic Use the Topic to Discover the Main Idea
Topic Sentences and Main Ideas More
Topic Sentence
Locations Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
A Two-Step Method for Paraphrasing Complex Ideas
Inferences and Main Ideas
Inferences in Everyday Life Filling in the Gaps in Topic Sentences
Inferring Main Ideas
Five Types of Paragraphs Likely to Imply the Main Idea More on Evaluating Your Inferences
Test 6 Vocabulary Review
More on the Function of Supporting Details
Supporting Details Develop
Topic Sentences Understanding the Difference Between Major and Minor Details
Topic Sentences Help Identify Major Details Transitions and Major Details Reader-Supplied Inferences and Supporting Details Visual Aids as Supporting Details
Concluding Sentences and Supporting Details
Beyond the Paragraph: Reading Longer Selections
Moving Beyond the Paragraph Diagramming
Major and Minor Details
Implied Main Ideas in Longer Readings
Monitoring Comprehension with Informal Outlines
Taking Notes with Informal Outlines Introducing Graphic Organizers
Recognizing Patterns of Organization in Paragraphs
Time Order
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Classification Identifying the "Primary" Pattern
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs and Longer Readings
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs Seeing Patterns in Longer Readings
More on Purpose, Tone, and Bias Why Think About Purpose?
Informative Writing
Persuasive writing Separating Fact and Opinion
Combining Opinions with Facts Evaluating Bias in Persuasive Writing
Backing Opinions with Arguments Putting It All Together Reading
The Altruistic Personality
A Hero Scorned, USA Today Editorial
Does America Need a Third Party?
The Stereotype Trap
Where Does Free Speech End?
Memory, Perception, and Eyewitness Testimony
Kohlberg's Six Stages of Moral Judgment
Marla Ruzicka: An Activist Angel
The Wolf Children
Nuclear Power and Waste Disposal
Appendix: Reading Pie Charts and Graphs