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The Master Reader, Alternate Edition, 3rd Edition

By D. J. Henry

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 8, 2013

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The Master Reader: Alternate Readings Edition combines high interest readings, solid skill instruction, and a wealth of guided practice to develop the quintessential abilities students need to become effective readers and critical thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART 1

 

1. A Reading System for Master Readers

Prior Knowledge

The Reading Process

Before Reading: Survey and Question

During Reading: Read and Recite

After Reading: Review

Textbook Skills: Using SQ3R to Master Textbook Reading

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

Mastery Tests

 

2. Vocabulary Skills

Before Reading About Vocabulary Skills

Words are Building Blocks

Context Clues: A SAGE Approach

Synonyms

Antonyms

General Context

Examples

Textbook Skills: Using a Glossary

Word Parts

Roots

Prefixes

Suffixes

Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Vocabulary Skills

Mastery Tests

 

3. Stated Main Ideas
Before Reading About Stated Main Ideas

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

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Stated Main Ideas

 

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: How to Read a Map

A Final Note About Experience and Perspective

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas

Mastery Tests

 

5. Supporting Details

Before Reading About Supporting Main Ideas

Questions for Locating Supporting Details

Major and Minor Details

Creating a Summary from Annotations

Textbook Skills: Chapter-end Questions in a Textbook

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Stated Main Ideas

Mastery Tests


6. Outlines and Concept Maps

Before Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps

Outlines

Concept Maps

Textbook Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps

Mastery Tests


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

A Final Note

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Transitions and Thought Patterns

Mastery Tests


8. More Thought Patterns

Before Reading about More Thought Patterns

The Comparison-and-Contrast Pattern

Comparison

Contrast

Comparison and Contrast

The Cause-and-Effect Pattern

The Generalization-and-Example Pattern

The Definition Pattern

Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns and Textbooks

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about More Thought Patterns

Mastery Tests

 

9. Fact and Opinion

Before Reading About Fact and Opinion

What Is the Difference Between Fact and Opinion?

Ask Questions to Identify Opinions

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 a Textbook Passage

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Fact and Opinion

Mastery Tests

 

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 Purpose and Tone

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Tone and Purpose

Mastery Tests

 

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 Contradiction

Inferences in Creative Expression

Textbook Skills: Inferences and Visual Aids

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

Before Reading about Inferences

Mastery Tests

 

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 If the Supports Are Relevant

Step 3. Decide If the Supports Are Adequate

Step 4: Check the Argument for Bias

Textbook Skills: The Logic of Arguments

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about the Basics of Argument

Mastery Tests

 

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

Name-Calling

Testimonials

Bandwagon

Plain Folks

Inadequate Arguments: Fallacies

Either-Or

False Comparison

False Cause

Inadequate Arguments: Propaganda Techniques

Card Stacking

Transfer

Glittering Generalities

Textbook Skills: Examining Biased Arguments

Chapter Review

Applications

After Reading about Advanced Argument

Mastery Tests


PART 2

Additional Readings

Crime and Reputation

Mike Tyson: Why Do We Forgive Him?

Tricia Romano

Why Misdemeanors Aren’t So Minor.

Alexandra Natapoff

Culture

Last Look at Munch’s ‘The Scream’ as Painting Is Auctioned for $119M. 

Blake Gopnik

Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social.

Steven Johnson

Economy

Generation Broke.   

Joseph P. Kahn

Is Forgiving Student Loan Debt a Good Idea?

Kayla Webley

Social Media

Facebook’s Organ-Donor Option Sound Good, but Should We Be Paranoid About Privacy?”

Kent Sepkowtiz

Facebook Is Urging Members to Add Organ Donor Status.

Matt Richtel

Technology

The Google Alphabet

Virginia Heffernan

Encyclopedia Britannica to End Print Edition after 244 Years.

Robert Channick


PART 3

Combined-Skills Tests

 

Chapter Review Cards



Credits

Index

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