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Making Reading Matter, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Sharon M Snyders

Published by Longman

Published Date: Mar 2, 2012

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This skills-based Reading text/series addresses a major challenge -- engaging students -- by giving them interesting readings and providing them with multiple learning styles to choose from.

 

This lower-level text is geared towards the 6-9th grade level course and revolves around student engagement. The focus of Making Reading Real I  is fun, interesting readings, and learning styles! 

 

 

Table of Contents

Preface to Students   ...........................................................................................................

Unique Features of this Text...............................................................................................

Organization              ...........................................................................................................            

Get Ready to Learn  ...........................................................................................................

            Learning Styles..........................................................................................................

Reading Techniques SQ3R........................................................................................

            Note-taking Strategies...............................................................................................

 

Chapter 1 Vocabulary ........................................................................................................

 

            Theme Exploring College

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles —Listening……………………………………

            Shortcuts and time-savers to use while you read …………………………………

 

How clues help you guess the meaning of unknown words………………………..

 

                        Synonyms and Definitions............................................................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                        Antonyms......................................................................................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                        Examples........................................................................................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                        Experience, Prior Knowledge, and Perceptions............................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                                    Review What You Learned...............................................................

                                    Master the Lesson ………………………………………………

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path from

www.quintcareers.com

 

            Readings         ...........................................................................................................

                        Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

            High School Versus College Life: A Freshman Year Guide to

           Different Student Academic Expectations from Suite 101

                        Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

Attitude from The Community College Experience: Plus

                        Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

            College Talk from Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring

            and Humorous Stories about College

Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

Leadership for the 21st Century: Eleven High-Profile Women                     Share Their Trials and Triumphs. Leading the Way Gwen Sykes,         Chief FinancialOfficer, NASA

                        Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    Diversity

 

Chapter 2 Vocabulary - Word Parts .................................................................................

 

            Theme Staying Healthy

 

Spotlight on Learning Styles — Doing ……………………….

How to Use Word Parts to Understand the Meaning of Words ……………………          

How to Apply new Vocabulary Strategies to You Reading ……………………….

                        Prefixes..........................................................................................................

Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

Review What You Learned...............................................................

                        Roots   ...........................................................................................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                                    Review What You Learned...............................................................

                        Suffixes..........................................................................................................

                                    Practice the New Skill.......................................................................

                                    Review What You Learned...............................................................

                                    Master the Lesson —Vocabulary........................................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        Exercise your vocabulary from About.com Guide to Exercise

           

            Readings         ...........................................................................................................

                        Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

            5 Foods That Boost Your Mood from Self.com

                        Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

                                    Managing Stress from The Community College Experience Plus

Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

                        Exercise and Other Dirty Words from, Porch Talk: Stories of

                        Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species by Philip

            Gulley

Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

            Your Own Brain can Sabotage Success

Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    Rhymes with Orange cartoon, using fish oil

 

Chapter 3 Main Ideas..........................................................................................................

 

            Theme Life Relationships

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles —Writing ………………………………………..

SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review for better comprehension).....

 

            Finding the Topic (What is this about?)....................................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

                        Review What You Learned...........................................................................

 

Determining the Main Idea (What does the author want me to know?)...................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

                        Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson .........................................................................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        You’ve Got a Friend

 

Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

Rule of Thumbs: Love in the Age of Texting from

TheWashingtonPost.com

Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

The Faces of Conflict from Cornerstone: Creating Success

Through Positive Change

Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

            The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

                        Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

                                    Dr. Phil’s Six Rules of Talking & Listening from O, The

                                    Oprah Magazine.

                        Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    Friends hanging out together

                                   

Chapter 4 Supporting Details.............................................................................................

 

            Theme Using Your Time Wisely

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles — Looking  ……………………………………

            Reading the other sentences (What details are included in the paragraph?).............

Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

Using PIE (Prove, Illustrate, or Explain the author’s point)......................................

 

Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson..........................................................................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

A Time for Everything

 

            Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

Time Management -- Getting it Done from Careers and College

Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

                                    Use Scheduling Techniques from Keys to Success:

                                    Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life

Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

            Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.............................................

Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

                                    Beating the Odds from the magazine, Real Simple: Life Made

                                    Easier

                        Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    Working on the beach

 

Chapter 5 Implied Main Idea.............................................................................................

 

            Theme Having Fun

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles — Doing ……………………….

            What is the Implied Main Idea …………………………………………………….

            Putting Implied Main Ideas in Your Own Words…………………………………..

Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

Review What You Learned...........................................................................

 

            Finding the Implied Central Idea in Longer Passages

Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson..........................................................................................

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        100 Things to Do During a Money Free Weekend  from                         www.thesimpledollar.com

 

            Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

            On-the-Job Video Gaming from www.businessweek.com

Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

            The Art of Listening from Understanding Music

                        Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

                                    Make a Decision: Tigger or Eeyore from The Last Lecture by

 Randy Pausch

Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

                        Cupcakes are Manning Up from Food Network Magazine

Reading 5 — Visual Images    

                                    Banana Slugs

 

Chapter 6 Patterns of Organizations.................................................................................

            Theme Money Matters

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles — Doing ……………………….

 

            Writers have a plan (What are they trying to do?).....................................................

 

Paragraphs Developed with Definition.....................................................................

                        Practice the new Skill....................................................................................

 

Paragraphs Developed with Example........................................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

Paragraphs Developed with Time Order/Sequence...................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

            Paragraphs Developed with Simple Listing...............................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

                        Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson — Patterns of Organization...............................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

Economic Readiness Assessment from Cornerstone: Creating success through positive change

 

            Readings         ………………………………...........................................................

Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

Money Trouble? It’s Your Own Fault from Money Central at

www.msn.com

Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

Small Costs Add Up and B is for Budgeting from Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change

                        Reading 3 — Literature...................................................................................

                                    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W.

                                    Abignale

                        Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

                                    Fuel economy: Save money on gas; Consumer Reports' Tests

                                    Show How to Get the Best Gas Mileage

                        Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    We Can Help You Save a Latte; advertisement from a credit union

 

Chapter 7 Patterns of Organizations — Part 2...................................................................

            Theme Job and Life Skills

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles —Listening ………………………………….

 

            Paragraphs Developed with Classification................................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

Paragraphs Developed with Compare/Contrast.........................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

            Paragraphs Developed with Cause/Effect.................................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

            Paragraphs Developed with a Combination of Patterns ...........................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

                        Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson — Patterns of Organization...............................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

How to Live: Follow Your Heart, Risk Be Damned from www.cbsnews.com

           

            Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1 — Internet......................................................................................

            11 Warning Signs Your Interview is in Trouble from

            msn.careerbuilder.com

Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

Focusing on your professional career and living well from Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change

Reading 3 — Literature……………………………………………………...

                                    Eyeing the Mountaintopfrom Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy’s

                                    Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi

                                    Asgedom

                        Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals...............................................................

                                    Best of America from Readers’ Digest

                        Reading 5 — Visual Images............................................................................

                                    Body Language

 

Chapter 8 Facts and Opinions............................................................................................

            Theme Staying Current

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles —Writing ………………………………………..

            How to Identify Facts and Opinions.........................................................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

            How to separate facts from opinions in persuasive text ...........................................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

                        Review What You Learned...........................................................................

                        Master the Lesson — Fact and Opinions........................................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        Self-help online from USA Weekend

 

Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1— Internet ......................................................................................

U.S. Army Dips a Toe in Wind Power Waters

                        Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

Gay and Lesbian Couples from Society: The Basics

                        Reading 3 - Literature ...................................................................................

            Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

Reading 4 - Magazine/Periodicals.................................................................

            Don’t Blame Ronald for Kids’ Weight.

Reading 5 -Visual Images.............................................................................

                                    Farmer’s market

Chapter 9 Inferences...........................................................................................................            

 

            Theme What are My Dreams?

 

            Spotlight on Learning Styles — Looking, Listening, Writing and Doing ……….

            How to Find Inferences (What can you see between the lines?)..............................

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

 

Separating Valid from Invalid Inferences (Can the inference be supported?)..........

                        Practice the New Skill...................................................................................

Review What You Learned...........................................................................

Master the Lesson — Inference.......................................................................

 

            Learning Styles Activities..........................................................................................

                        Attitude 101: What every leader needs to know by John Maxwell

 

Readings         ...........................................................................................................

Reading 1 — Internet .....................................................................................

 Sandra Cisneros from Gale: Free Resources: Hispanic Heritage:

 Biographies

                        Reading 2 — Textbook...................................................................................

            Achievement from Psychology: An Introduction

                        Reading 3 — Literature ..................................................................................

            The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can from The Book That

Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That

Matter Most to Them

                        Reading 4 — Magazines/Periodicals ………………………………………..  

                                    Inspire Your Kids with Stories of Heroes from USA Weekend

                        Reading 5 — Visual Image ............................................................................

                                    The Essence of Achievement

 

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