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Making Reading Matter Plus MyReadingLab with eText -- Access Card Package

By Sharon M. Snyders

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jul 25, 2014

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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 Matter 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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