Synopses & Reviews
Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up
their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series
cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series
authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series
titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series
titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.
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Really. This won't hurt at all . . .
The thought of having to learn
Reading Comprehension once turned
brave students into cowards . . .
but no more!
THE PAIN VANISHES WHEN
READING COMPREHENSION INTO FUN--
What kind of reader are you? Avid or reluctant? What can you do to "warm up" your brain before you start to read? What can you do if you don't understand what you're reading? What can you do to keep what you read in your head?
And take advantage of
Barron's FREE Painless
Reading Comprehension app
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Reading Attitudes and
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Types of Readers
Becoming a Better Reader
Chapter Two: Preparations for Reading
What Should I Do Before I Start Reading?
Warm Up for Reading
Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter Three: Your Reading Voices
What If I Don't Understand What I Am Reading?
Be a Good Reader
Using Graphic Organizers
How Teens Read
Chapter Four: Decoding Versus Reading
Do You Really Get What You Are Reading?
How Do You Connect with the Words?
Help with Vocabulary
Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle
Staircase to Vocabulary Success
Chapter Five: Keeping What You Read
in Your Head
What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading?
Skimming for Information
Rereading Part of the Text
Raising Questions Aids Your Reading
Chapter Six: Different Types of Reading
How Do I Read for Information Versus Reading for Fun?
How Is the Textbook Set Up?
Preparing for What's Next
The SQ3R Method
Textbook Response Sheet
Chapter Seven: Reading Strategies
How Can Graphic Organizers Help?
Before, During, and After You Read
The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce
Practicing with Graphic Organizers
Chapter Eight: Books, Books, and More
I Can't Find a Good Book to Read!
Books That Interest Teens
Chapter Nine: Further Reading for
Teachers and Parents
Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway?