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Skilled Reader, the (with Myreadinglab Pearson Etext Student Access Code Card) (Pearson Custom Library English/The Mercury Reader)

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The Skilled Reader combines solid skill instruction with a wealth of guided practice to develop the essential abilities students need to become skilled readers and critical thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface.

 

I. BECOMING A SKILLED READER.

 

1. A Reading System for Skilled Readers

Prior Knowledge.

The Reading Process.

Textbook Skills: Before, During, and After Reading–Asking Questions and Recording Answers.

 

2. Vocabulary in Context.

The Importance of Words.

Context Clues: A SAGE Approach.

Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary.

 

3. Vocabulary-Building Skills.

Word Parts.

Additional Word Parts.

The Dictionary.

Textbook Skills: Textbook Aids for Learning Content Words.

 

4. Topics and Main Ideas.

Topics.

Main Ideas.

Supporting Details.

Textbook Skills: Topics in Headings.

 

5. Locating Stated Main Ideas.

The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences.

Textbook Skills: The Central Point and the Thesis Statement. 

 

6. Implied Main Ideas.

An Introduction to Implied Main Ideas

Studying Supporting Details to Identify the State and Topic

Using Topics, Supporting Details, and Thought Patterns to Determine the Implied Main Idea.

Annotating the Paragraph to Determine the Implied Main Idea.

Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details.

Textbook Skills: Pictures as Details.

 

7. Supporting Details, Outlines, and Concept Maps.

Questions for Locating Supporting Details.

Major and Minor Details.

Textbook Skills: Ideas from General to Specific: Creating a Summary.

 

8. Outlines and Concept Maps.

Outlines.

Concept Maps.

Textbooks Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook.

 

9. Transitions and Thought Patterns.

The Purpose of Transitions and Thought Patterns.

Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence.

Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences.

Textbook Skills: Transitions and Clear Information.

 

10. More Thought Patterns.

Comparison and Contrast Patterns.

Cause and Effect Pattern.

The Generalization-and-Example. Pattern.

Textbook Skills: The Definition Pattern.

Final Note: Though Patterns and Textbooks.

 

11. Inferences.

Inferences: Educated Guesses.

What is a Valid Inference?

Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions.

Thinking Through an Inference and Drawing Conclusions.

Textbook Skills: Inferences and Photos.

 

II. ADDITIONAL READINGS.

 

III. COMBINED SKILLS TESTS.

 

Chapter Review Cards

 

IV. READING ENRICHMENT

Appendix A: ESL Reading Tips.

Appendix B: Reading Graphics.

Appendix C: Word Parts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205008711
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
Reading Skills
Author:
Henry, D. J.
Author:
Henry, D.J. Sh
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101112
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9 x 7.3 x 1 in 885 gr

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