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Reading for Life (with Myreadinglab with Pearson Etext Student Access Code Card) (Pearson Custom Library English/The Mercury Reader)

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Reading for Life combines high-interest visuals with activities and real-world reading selections to demonstrate how and why mastering reading skills relates to students' lives and future goals.

 

0205015557 / 9780205015559 Reading for Life (with MyReadingLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

 

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Synopsis:

Reading for Life combines high-interest visuals with activities and real-world reading selections to demonstrate how and why mastering reading skills relates to students' lives and future goals.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Plan to Succeed

Chapter 2: The Four Step Reading Process (Focus on Health Sciences)

Chapter 3: Vocabulary Skills (Focus on Careers in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire Science, and EMT Services)

Chapter 4:  Topics and Stated Main Ideas (Careers in Business and Personal Finance)

Chapter 5: Supporting Details (Focus on Careers in Hospitality and Tourism)

Chapter 6:  Patterns of Organization - Part 1 (Focus on Careers in Sports and Fitness)

Chapter 7:  Patterns of Organization - Part 2 (Focus on Careers in Technology)

Chapter 8:  Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions (Focus on Careers in Sociology and Education)

Chapter 9: Implied Main Ideas, Central Point & Thesis (Focus on the Arts and Related Fields)

Chapter 10:  Critical Reading and Thinking (Focus on Careers in Science)

Combined Skills Tests

Appendix

 

Detailed Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Plan to Succeed

Teamwork: Getting to Know your Classmates

Setting Goals

Building a Study Schedule

MyReadingLab

Organizing Your Notebook

U-Review

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Chapter 2: The Four Step Reading Process

Introduction: Focus on Health Sciences

The Four Step Reading Process:

1: Preview

2: Read Actively

3: Highlight and Annotate

4: Review

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1:"Bayflite Down"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2 "An Illegal Immigrant Turned Surgeon--With His Own Two

Hands"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & for Writing and Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: A Living Will

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Summarizing

Chapter 3: Vocabulary Skills

Introduction: Focus on Careers in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire Science, and EMT Services

Developing Vocabulary Skills to Improve Comprehension

Using Context Clues to Determine Word Meanings

Studying for Vocabulary Questions

Practices

U-Review

Word Part Clues: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Tables for Prefixes, Roots, & Suffixes

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1   

Reading Assignment #1:"I Wasn't Going to Die"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Discussion Questions

Reading Assignment #2 Vocabulary Preview

Reading Assignment #2: "Father's Day Rescue"

Comprehension Questions: "Thinking About What You Read",                  

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Discussion Questions

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Drug Testing Consent Form

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review        

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Developing Self Confidence in Reading

Chapter 4:  Topics and Stated Main Ideas

Introduction: Careers in Business and Personal Finance

Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences

How to Find the Topic

Practices

U-Review

Stated Main Ideas

Characteristics of a Main Idea

Main Idea Styles

Stated Main Idea: Checking Your Answer

Practice Finding the Topic and Topic Sentence

Where to Find the Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence at the End

Topic Sentence in the Middle

Topic Sentences in the First and Last Sentences

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "A Matter of Perspective: Do Money Worries Make You Crazy?"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2 

Reading Assignment #2: "Taryn Rose: Taking a Risk on Shoes"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion        

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Credit Card Agreement

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary      

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Test Taking

Chapter 5: Supporting Details

Introduction: Focus on Careers in Hospitality and Tourism

Major and Minor Details & Transitions

Practices

Major and Minor Details

Transitions

Practices

U-Review

Thesis Statements

Practices

U-Review

Concept Mapping

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "Let's Talk About Your Life, Son"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2 

Supporting Details Chart

Reading Assignment #2: "Where Wishes Come True"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Health Insurance Policy

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Metacognition

Chapter 6:  Patterns of Organization - Part 1

Introductions: Focus on Careers in Sports and Fitness

Patterns of Organization

Relationships Within and Between Sentences

Definition Pattern

Listing Pattern

Cause and Effect Pattern

Compare and Contrast Pattern

Practices

U- Review

Recognizing Overall Patterns of Organization

Practices

U- Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "Winter Dreams"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2: "Most Valuable Player"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Discussion Questions

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: College Refund Policies

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Paraphrasing

Chapter 7:  Patterns of Organization - Part 2

Introductions: Focus on Careers in Technology

More Patterns of Organization:

Order Patterns (Time Order, Process, Space Order)         

Classification Pattern

Practices

U- Review

Two More Patterns: Example and Addition

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "Game Master"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing & Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2: "Bionic Soldiers"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing & Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview      

Real Life Reading: Following Instructions

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skill Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Outlining 

Chapter 8:  Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

Introduction: Focus on Careers in Sociology and Education

Drawing Conclusions                 

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "Sarah's Story"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2: "The Girl in the Garage"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Applying for Financial Aid

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skills Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Cornell Notes

Chapter 9: Implied Main Ideas, Central Point & Thesis

Introduction: Focus on the Arts and Related Fields

Implied Main Ideas

Practices

U-Review

Recognizing Stated Main Ideas and Implied Main Ideas

Practices

The Central Point (Thesis Statement)

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "My Best Role Ever".

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2: "The Many Miracles of Mark Hicks"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Car Leasing Agreements

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skills Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: How to Survive a Boring Class

Chapter 10:  Critical Reading and Thinking

Introduction: Focus on Careers in Science

Fact and Opinion

Practices

U-Review

Author's Purpose

Author's Intended Audience

Author's Tone

Practices

U-Review

Detecting Bias and Point of View

Practices

U-Review

Reading Selections:

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #1

Reading Assignment #1: "Shark! How One Surfer Survived an Attack"

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Vocabulary Preview for Reading Assignment #2

Reading Assignment #2: "Super Storm"  

Comprehension, Vocabulary & Questions for Writing and Discussion

Features:

Viewpoint for Critical Thinking

On the Job Interview

Real Life Reading: Reading Nutrition Labels

Chapter Review:

Building Vocabulary

Textbook Graphic Aids

Review Practices

Study Skills Chapter Review

Reading Lab Assignments

Learning Reflection

Study Skill: Using Graphic Aids to Improve Comprehension

Combined Skills Tests

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Test 4

Test 5

APPENDIX

Using a Glossary or Dictionary

Figurative Speech, Denotation, and Connotation

Improving Reading Rate and Endurance

Words Per Minute Chart

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205015559
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
Reading Skills
Author:
Fennessy, Corinne
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110104
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.4 x 1 in 1098 gr

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