Wadsworth College Reading Series

ISBN-10: 1111839417

ISBN-13: 9781111839413

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Cengage Learning Staff

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The Wadsworth College Reading Series, Third Edition is a three-level series that uses a progressive, unified approach to help you improve your reading comprehension and critical thinking skills--and all at an affordable price! Praised in the second edition by users across the country, the third edition of this innovative series contains additional features and support materials that will enhance your abilities to become an effective reader. This series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks, websites, and magazines. The readings in the Third Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure appropriate instructional level reading. The Wadsworth College Reading Series Book 2, 3/e is the second book in a three-level series and is designed for mid-level (8th-10th grade)reading courses.
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List price: $80.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Improving Reading and Thinking
Goals for Chapter 1
Reading and Academic Success
Reading and Professional Success
Reading and Personal Success
Reading and Better Thinking
How to Improve Reading Skills
Understand the Different Purposes for Reading
Understand the Mental Skills Required for Reading
Develop Individual Reading Skills
Learn and Use Different Reading Strategies
How This Book Will Help You Improve Your Reading
Goals of this Book
Organization and Features
Reading Strategy: Active Reading. Web Links
Reading Selection: Web Site Reading: “Ten Terrific Self-Motivating Tips,“ Mike Moore
Vocabulary Strategy: Using the Dictionary
Guide Words
Understanding a Dictionary Entry
Reading Visuals: Visual Aids
General Tips for Reading Visual Aids
Chapter 1 Review
Main Ideas
Goals for Chapter 2
General and Specific
Determining the Topic
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Topic Sentence as First Sentence
Topic Sentence in the Middle
Topic Sentence as Second or Third Sentence
Topic Sentence as Last Sentence
Topic Sentence as First and Last Sentence
Steps for Locating the Topic Sentence
Topic Sentences That Cover More Than One Paragraph
Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment
Web Link
Reading Selections
Biography: Boy Wonder: Mark Zuckerberg and the Beginning of Facebook
Textbook Reading: Hospitality: An Age-Old Industry
Textbook Reading: College Success: “Coping with Procrastination,“ Rebecca Moore, Barbara Baker, and Arnold S. Packer
Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms. Reading Visuals: Tables
Chapter 2 Review
Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining
Goals for Chapter 3
Major and Minor Details
Mapping and Outlining
Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management. Web Links
Reading Selections: Biography: The Navajo Code Talkers
Textbook Reading: Psychology: “Physical Attractiveness“
Textbook Reading: College Success: Time Management for College Students
Vocabulary Strategy: Context and Meaning
Reading Visuals: Organizational Charts
Chapter 3 Review
Implied Main Ideas
Goals for Chapter 4
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Determining Implied Main Ideas
Step 1 Find the Subject of Each Sentence
Step 2 Determine a General Topic Based on the Specific Details
Step 3 State an Implied Main Idea
Reading Strategy: SQ3R. Web Links
Reading Selections: Biography: Survival of the Fittest
Textbook Reading: Law Enforcement: Modern-Day Piracy: Organized Crime
Website Reading: Biology: A Whale of a Trip
Vocabulary Strategy: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue
Reading Visuals: Flow Charts
Chapter 4 Review
Goals for Chapter 5
Characteristics of Transitions
Transition Words that Indicate a List
Transition Words that Indicate Sequence
Transition Words that Indicate Cause/Effect
Transition Words that Indicate Comparison/Contrast
Transition Words that Indicate Definition
Transitions in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Strategy: Summarizing. Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: Rosa Parks: An American Hero
Textbook Reading: Health Psychology: Environmental Stress: Health Psychology
Website Reading: Linguistics: Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved
Vocabulary Strategy: The Explanation Context Clue
Reading Visuals: Pie Charts
Chapter 5 Review
Patterns of Organization
Goals for Chapter 6
Topic Sentences
Combination of Patterns
Reading Strategy: Taking Notes
Web Links
Reading Selections
Biography: Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross
Textbook Reading: Fashion Design: Fashion Emphasis, 2000�
Present: You Make the Call!: Fashion Design
Newspaper Reading: Health: “Women React to Pain Differently Than Men,“ Rita Rubin
Vocabulary Strategy: The Example Context Clue
Reading Visuals: Line Graphs
Chapter 6 Review
Goals for Chapter 7
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