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Effective Reader, The, 3rd Edition

By D. J. Henry

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 19, 2010


DJ Henry’s reading series is form integrated with function at its best!  Throughout each text, Henry combines solid skill instruction with a wealth of guided practice and a reading process (SQ3R) to develop abilities students need to become master readers and critical thinkers.


Note: This is the standalone book, if want the Book/MyReadingLab order the ISBN listed below:

0205008720 / 9780205008728 Effective Reader, The (with MyReadingLab Pearson eText Student Access Code Card) *
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Table of Contents



PART ONE    Becoming an Effective Reader                    


Chapter 1        A Reading System for Effective Readers               

Prior Knowledge         

The Reading Process               

Before Reading: Survey and Question  

Before Reading            

During Reading: Read and Recite         

After Reading: Review 

After Reading                

Textbook Skills: Asking Questions and Reciting Answers Before, During, and After Reading               


Review Tests               

Mastery Tests         


Chapter 2        Vocabulary and Dictionary Skills                

Before Reading About Vocabulary Skills          

Words Are Building Blocks                 

Context Clues: A SAGE Approach      



General Context          


Textbook Skills: Using a Glossary        

Word Parts     




Reading the Dictionary 

How to Read a Dictionary Entry          

Spelling and Syllables               

Parts of Speech           


Textbook Aids for Learning  Content Words  

Textbook Definitions                

Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary      


Review Tests               

After Reading About Vocabulary and Dictionary Skills 

Mastery Tests  


Chapter 3        Stated Main Ideas    

Before Reading About Stated Main Ideas        

The Traits of a Main Idea         

Identifying the Topic of a Paragraph                 

Identifying a Topic Sentence                

The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences  

Topic Sentence at the Beginning of a Paragraph

Topic Sentence Within a Paragraph      

Topic Sentence at the End of a Paragraph        

Topic Sentence at the Beginning and the End of a Paragraph                 

The Central Idea and the Thesis Statement       

Textbook Skills: Topics, Main Ideas, and Central Ideas in Textbooks   


Review Tests   

After Reading About Stated Main Ideas           

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 4        Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas      

Before Reading About Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas   

What Is an Implied Main Idea?

Using Supporting Details and Thought Patterns to Find Implied Main Ideas       

Finding the Implied Main Ideas of Paragraphs  

Creating a Summary from the Supporting Details                      

The Implied Central Idea         

Textbook Skills: Graphics as Details That Imply a Main Idea    

A Final Note about Experience and Perspective           


Review Tests               

After Reading About Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas     

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 5        Supporting Details    

Before Reading About Supporting Details        

Questions for Locating Supporting Details                    

Major and Minor Details          

Creating a Summary from Annotations 

Textbook Skills: Chapter-end Questions in a Textbook


Review Tests   

After Reading About Supporting Details           

Mastery Tests  


Chapter 6        Outlines and Concept Maps             

Before Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps      


Concept Maps            

Textbook Skills: The Table of Contents


Review Tests               

After Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps        

Mastery Tests    


Chapter 7        Transitions and Thought Patterns                

Before Reading About Transitions and Thought Patterns                       

Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence                   

Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences                  

The Time Order Pattern           

The Space Order Pattern         

The Listing Pattern                   

The Classification Pattern         

Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns in Textbooks           


Review Tests               

After Reading About Transitions and Thought Patterns 

Mastery Tests                          


Chapter 8        More Thought Patterns        

Before Reading About More Thought Patterns             

The Comparison-and-Contrast Pattern 



Comparison and Contrast        

The Cause-and-Effect Pattern              

The Generalization-and-Example Pattern                      

The Definition Pattern              

Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns and Textbooks        


Review Tests               

After Reading About More Thought Patterns                

Mastery Tests  


Chapter 9        Fact and Opinion       

Before Reading About Fact and Opinion          

What Is the Difference Between Fact and Opinion?                  

Ask Questions to Identify Facts           

Note Biased Words to Identify Opinions          

Note Qualifiers to Identify Opinions                 

Think Carefully About Supposed "Facts"                      

Read Critically: Evaluate Details as Fact or Opinion in Context 

Evaluate the Context of the Passage

Evaluate the Context of the Author       

Evaluate the Context of the Source       

Textbook Skills: Fact and Opinion in Textbook Passages         


Review Tests               

After Reading About Fact and Opinion

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 10      Tone and Purpose

Before Reading About Tone and Purpose        

What Are Tone and Purpose?              

Understand How Tone Is Established               

Identify Subjective and Objective Tone Words 

Discover the General Purpose in the Main Idea

Figure Out the Primary Purpose           

Recognize Irony Used for Special Effects         

Textbook Skills: Author’s Tone and Purpose                


Review Tests               

After Reading About Tone and Purpose           

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 11      Inferences     

Before Reading About Inferences         

Inferences: Educated Guesses              

What Is a Valid Inference?       

Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions   

Step 1: Verify and Value the Facts       

Step 2: Assess Prior Knowledge

Step 3: Learn from the Text                 

Step 4. Investigate for Bias                  

Step 5: Detect Contradictions              

Inferences in Creative Expression                     

Textbook Skills: Inferences and Visual Aids                 


Review Tests               

After Reading About Inferences           

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 12      The Basics of Argument       

Before Reading About the Basics of Argument             

What Is an Argument? 

Step 1. Identify the Author’s Claim and Supports                     

Step 2. Decide Whether the Supports Are Relevant                 

Step 3. Decide Whether the Supports Are Adequate                

Step 4: Check the Argument for Bias               

Textbook Skills: The Logic of Argument           


Review Tests               

After Reading About the Basics of Argument    

Mastery Tests              


Chapter 13      Advanced Argument: Persuasive Techniques         

Before Reading About Advanced Argument                 

Biased Arguments        

What Is a Fallacy in Logical Thought?  

What Is Propaganda?              

Irrelevant Arguments: Fallacies 

Personal Attack           

Straw Man      

Begging the Question               

Irrelevant Arguments: Propaganda Techniques  




Plain Folks                  

Inadequate Arguments: Fallacies          


                        False Comparison        

                        False Cause                 

Inadequate Arguments: Propaganda Techniques           

                        Card Stacking             


                        Glittering Generalities               

Textbook Skills: Examining Biased Arguments  


Review Tests   

After Reading About Advanced Argument

Mastery Tests              


PART TWO   Additional Readings             


PART THREE           Combined-Skills Tests                      


PART FOUR Reading Enrichment                          

Appendix         Reading Graphics in Textbooks


Chapter Review Cards


Text Credits    

Photo Credits