Skip to content

Community of Readers A Thematic Approach to Reading

ISBN-10: 0618918663

ISBN-13: 9780618918669

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: Roberta Alexander, Jan Lombardi

List price: $151.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Organized around high-interest contemporary themes, A Community of Readers presents college-level reading skills in the context of current and real-life issues relevant to students. A Community of Readers offers guided, in-depth instruction in all segments of the reading and learning process: reading, discussing, writing, and critical thinking. The authors use 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 device to follow. Each chapter introduces a key reading skill (main idea, vocabulary, inference), with all readings in that chapter centered on the same theme; this thematic organization helps students develop schema while improving their reading skills. The Fourth Edition emphasizes basic reading skills as well as higher level, critical reading skills, examining fact and opinion, understanding bias, and thinking critically.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $151.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
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.

Skills and Readings
The Reading Process
Joining a Community of Readers
Prepare to Read
The Reading Process: PRO Preparing to Read
Reading Actively and Reflecting
Organizing and Using What You Have Read
"How to Remember,"
"What Is Collaborative Learning,"
Working with Words
Computer Technology and Beyond
Prepare to Read
Working with Words
"Cyberthought,"
"No Secrets,"
Topics and Main Ideas
Our Food, Our Culture
Prepare to Read Topics and Main Ideas
"Behind the Counter,"
"What's in the Beef?"
Support for Main Ideas
Staying Well Prepare to Read
Supporting Points
Organizing to Learn
"A Personal Stress Survival Guide,"
"Smoking,"
Patterns of Organization
Where We Live
Prepare to Read
Patterns of Organization Definition and Classification
Combined Patterns of Organization
"Life and Death in an Indian City,"
"Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization and City Life,"
Inferences and Reading Literature
Dealing with Gender
Prepare to Read Inferences
Inferences from Words
Reading Literature
"Black Men and Public Space,"
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds,"
Facts and Opinions
Living in a Diverse Society
Prepare to Read
Fact and Opinion
Evaluating Facts
Evaluating Opinions
"Rage,"
"Can We All Get Along?"
Critical Thinking
Science, Society, and Disease
Prepare to Read
Critical Thinking
Evaluating Arguments
"The Emergency Room and the Uninsured,"
"Making Well People 'Better,'"
Extend Your Thinking
Additional Readings and Exercises
For Chapter 1, Joining a Community of Readers: "How We Learn,"
For Chapter 2, Computer Technology and Beyond: "Social and Ethical Issues of Our Computer Technology,"
For Chapter 3, Our Food, Our Culture: "Table Rituals,"
For Chapter 4, Staying Well: "Creativity and Longevity,"
For Chapter 5, Where We Live: "Working with Our Hands,"
For Chapter 6, Dealing with Gender: "Shame,"
For Chapter 7, Living in a Diverse Society: "The War Prayer,"
For Chapter 8, "Ethical Issues Surrounding Death,"
Test Your Skills--Comprehensive Tests I
"Workers Feel Like Suckers,"
"Criminals at Work,"
A Reader's Toolkit
Note Taking: The Cornell
Note-Taking System
Record
Reduce
Reflect
Recite
Review
Use the Cornell Method
Reading
Visual Aids
Maps
Graphs
Tables
Pie Charts
Test Taking
Overcome Test Anxiety
Anticipate Test Questions
Follow Directions
Understand the Types of Questions
Vocabulary Clues for Test Taking
Writing
Tips for Readers
Reader
Response Journals
Evaluating and Navigating Web Sites
Source Currency
Usefulness Elements of a Website
Reading Circles
Get Organized Group
Meetings Final Presentation (optional) Roles
Poster Sessions
Preparing Your Topic
Preparing Your Poster
Preparing Your Oral
Presentation
Giving Your Presentation Peer Evaluations
How Poster Sessions Are Graded
Suggested Reading for Book Reports
Bibliography Text
Credits Photo and Art Credits
Index Readings by Discipline
In addition to the following readings, examples in the text and excerpts in exercises draw from a variety of disciplines that students will encounter in college
"Food Pyramids"
"Wellness"
"Cyberthought"
"Ethical Issues Surrounding Death"
"Pathology of the Black Death"
"How Stress Works"
"Criminals at Work"
"Workers Feel Like Suckers"
"Making Well People Better"
"As Sick as It Gets"
"Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured"
"Behind the Counter"
"Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries"
"Social and Ethical Issues of Computer Technology" Computers and Technology Beekman
"Living with Computers"
"Living Without Computers"
"No Secrets"
"Cyberthought"
"Robot Soldiers Are Coming"
"Criminals at Work" Economics Barlowe and Kauzlarich
"Workers Feel Like Suckers"
"Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health?"
"Use the Tools for College Success!" Education Cunningham
"Shame"
"What Is Collaborative Learning?"
"Becoming a Student"
"How We Learn"
"Suburb High, USA"
"Social and Ethical Issues of Computer Technology Beekman, "No Secrets"
"Working with Our Hands" Carter and Carter
"Signing for a Revolution"
"Cyberthought"
"Ethical Issues Surrounding Death"
"Making Well People 'Better'"
"As Sick as It Gets"
"Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured"
The Economist, "AIDS"
"The War Prayer"
"Robot Soldiers Are Coming"
"Identity in Transformation" Ethnic Studies Ahmed
"Rage"
"Signing for a Revolution"
"Becoming a Student"
"Colorblind"
"Can We All Get Along?"
"Black Men and Public Space"
"Identity in Transformation" Gender Studies Ahmed
"Why I Want a Wife"
"Rage"
"Shame"
"Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines"
"The Chase"
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
"Black Men and Public Space"
"Sex, Lies, and Conversation"
"Creativity and Longevity" Health Cousins
"Signing for a Revolution"
"A Personal Stress Survival Guide"
"Smoking"
"Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health?"
"Exercise for Health and Fitness"
"Wellness"
"Pathology of the Black Death"
The Economist, "AIDS"
"This Is the End of the World"
"How Stress Works"
"American Cities One Hundred Years Ago"
"Gated Developments"
"Becoming a Student"
"This Is the End of the World"
"The War Prayer"
"Sex, Lies, and Conversation"
Literature and Writing Espada, "Rage"
"Shame"
"What Is Collaborative Learning?"
"Becoming a Student"
"The Chase"
"The War Prayer"
"Food Pyramids"
"What's in the Beef?"
"Easy Bake Ovens and Fashion Magazines"
"Oh, the Flavor of Your Fries"
"Table Rituals"
Psychology Cousins, "Creativity and Longevity"
"Shame"
"How We Learn"
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
"Human Factors and Working Conditions"
"Black Men and Public Space"
"The Going Rate on Shrinks"
"How to Remember"
"Table Rituals"
Political Science Beekman, "Social and Ethical Issues of Our Computer Technology"
"Food Pyramids: For Profit or Health"
"Robot Soldiers"
The Economist, "Aids: The Long War"
Twain, "The War Prayer"
Public Health The Economist, "AIDS"
"What's in the Beef?"
"Pathology of the Black Death"
"Ethical Issues Surrounding Death"
"Making Well People 'Better'"
"Emergency Rooms and the Uninsured"
"As Sick as It Gets"
"This Is the End of the World"
"Identity in Transformation" Sociology Ahmed
"Criminals at Work"
"Computers and Jobs"
"Implications"
"Why I Want a Wife"
"Rage"
"Gated Developments"
"Life and Death in an Indian City"
"Shame"
"Colorblind"
"Ethical Issues Surrounding Death"
"Can We All Get Along?"
National Coalition for the Homeless, "Why Are People Homeless?"
"Behind the Counter"
"Black Men and Public Space"
"Sociological Perspectives"
Urban Studies Eudy, "Gated Developments"
"Life and Death in an Indian City Kotlowitz, "Colorblind"
"American Cities One Hundred Years Ago"
National Coalition for the Homeless, "Why Are People Homeless?"
"Sociological Perspectives"