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Essential Reading Skills, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter, Brette M Sember

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 4, 2011

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Essential Reading Skills, with its acute focus on what is quintessential to reading success, improves students' reading ability through concise instruction, guided practice, and skill application.


The lower-level text in a two-book series, Essential Reading Skills is intended for the 6th-to-9th grade reading levels. Each of the eleven chapters focuses on a specific reading and thinking skill, and contains exercises that get students applying the learned skill to textbooks and ends with a vocabulary enrichment exercise.


Table of Contents

Preparing for College Reading

1 Reading Actively

2 Reading and Learning from College Textbooks

3 Building Your Vocabulary

4 Building Vocabulary: Using Word Parts

5 Locating Main Ideas


Your First College Courses: Keys to Success

6 Identifying Supporting Details and Transitions

7 Understanding Implied Main Ideas

8 Recognizing the Basic Patterns of Organization

9 Reading and Thinking Critically

Readings for College


Glossary of Frequently Confused Words and Phrases



Online Chapter A Test-Taking Strategies: A Review

Online Chapter B A Guide for ESL Readers

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Essential Reading Skills, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$49.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-82449-6