Wadsworth College Reading Series

ISBN-10: 1111839425

ISBN-13: 9781111839420

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 improving students' 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 students' abilities to become effective readers. 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.
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List price: $80.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Improving Reading and Thinking
Goals for Chapter 1
Reading and Better Thinking
How to Improve Reading Skills
Be Aware of the Mental Skills Required for Reading
Develop Individual Reading Skills
Learn and Use Different Reading Strategies
How This Book Will Help You Improve
Goals of This Book
Organization and Features
Reading Strategy: Active Reading
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: History: “New Americans from Europe“
Textbook Reading: Communication: “Intercultural Communication in a Dynamic World.“
Vocabulary Strategy: Using the Dictionary
Guide Words
Using a Dictionary Entry
Chapter 1 Review
Main Ideas
Goals for Chapter 2
General and Specific
Determining the Topic
Too Narrow or Too Broad
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Topic Sentence as First Sentence
Topic Sentence as Second or Third Sentence
Topic Sentence in the Middle
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
Longer Selections: Topic, Main Idea, and Thesis
Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Social Psychology: “The Honesty Virus“
Textbook Reading: Wildlife and Natural Resources: “A Career in the Wild.“
Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms
Chapter 2 Review
Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining
Goals for Chapter 3
Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Marriage and Family: “Family Ties and Immigration“
Textbook Reading: Sociology: “Types of Families
Vocabulary Strategy: Context and Meaning
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 Longer Selections
Reading Strategy: SQ3R
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Child and Adolescent Development: “Socializing on the Net“
Textbook Reading: Health and Wellness: “Sleep and Wellness.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Definition/Restatement
Context Clue
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
Transition Words That Indicate Definition
Transitions in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Strategy: Summarizing
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Sociology: “Power and Gender“
Textbook Reading: Law Enforcement: “The Trial.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Explanation Context Clue
Chapter 5 Review
Patterns of Organization
Goals for Chapter 6
Topic Sentences
Combinations of Patterns
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Strategy: Taking Notes
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Natural Hazards and Disasters: “Human Impact of Natural Disasters“
Textbook Reading: Cultural Anthropology: “Sorcery and Witchcraft.“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Example Context Clue
Chapter 6 Review
Goals for Chapter 7
Making Inferences
Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences
Making Inferences in Literature
Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal
Reading Selections
Textbook Reading: Business: “Language and Communication“
Textbook Reading: Sociology: “Why Should People Be Educated?“
Vocabulary Strategy: The Contrast Context Clue
Chapter 7 Review
Purpose and Bias
Goals for Chapter 8
Purpose: To Entertain
Purpose: To Inform
Purpose: To Persuade
Determining the Purpose
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