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Making Reading Relevant: The Art of Connecting, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Teri Quick, Diane Hocevar, Melissa Zimmer

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 23, 2013

Description

Making Reading Relevant is a brief, intermediate-level reading text that manages to address all of the topics and issues needed to conduct productive and meaningful courses.

The authors designed Making Reading Relevant to be flexible: it may be used as the primary textbook for the course or as a reference tool to supplement the use of outside reading materials (primary sources). Overall, the authors stress the application of reading strategies (using primary reading sources as the basis of the content) so students learn to become better, more efficient readers–not by just reading about how to read, but by applying skills to reading real sources.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 VOCABULARY STRATEGIES 1

Vocabulary Strategies Overview 2

A. Context Clues 3

B. Word Analysis 9

C. Denotation and Connotation 18

Writing Like a Reader 20

Quick Connections 21

Chapter 2 BASIC COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES 23

Comprehension Strategies Overview 24

A. Identifying Topics 24

B. Identifying Main Ideas 27

C. Identifying Details 32

Writing Like a Reader 35

D. Improving Comprehension 35

Quick Connections 38

Chapter 3 TEXTBOOK STRATEGIES 39

Textbook Strategies Overview 40

A. Identifying and Using Textbook Organizational

Aids 41

B. Textbook Reading Methods 43

Writing Like a Reader 56

C. Reading Graphs, Charts, and Tables 56

D. Taking Notes While Reading 60

E. Skimming and Scanning 63

F. Textbook Excerpt for Practice 66

Quick Connections 69

Chapter 4 CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES 71

Part A: Critical Reading Strategies Overview 72

A. Predicting, Drawing Conclusions, and Making

Inferences 72

Part B: Critical Reading Strategies Overview 82

B. Analyzing and Synthesizing 82

Writing Like a Reader 90

Quick Connections 93

Chapter 5 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE STRATEGIES 95

Figurative Language Strategies Overview 96

A. Metaphor and Simile 97

B. Personification 102

C. Hyperbole 104

Writing Like a Reader 106

Quick Connections 108

Chapter 6 PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION STRATEGIES 110

Patterns of Organization Strategies Overview 112

A. Narration (Time Order) 114

B. Description 116

C. Process Analysis 118

D. Classification 118

E. Comparison/Contrast 123

F. Definition and Example 124

Writing Like a Reader 128

Quick Connections 130

Chapter 7 VISUAL LITERACY STRATEGIES 132

Visual Literacy Strategies Overview 134

A. Cluster Diagram 137

B. Five Ws Concept Web 138

C. Venn Diagram 140

Writing Like a Reader 142

Quick Connections 143

Chapter 8 INFORMATION LITERACY STRATEGIES 145

Information Literacy Strategies Overview 147

A. How to Search the Internet 147

B. Evaluating and Citing Web Sources 150

Writing Like a Reader 157

C. Word Processing Basics—A Reference Guide 158

Quick Connections 164

Credits 166

Index 167

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