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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.
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Table of Contents
1. A Reading System for Master Readers
The Reading Process
Before Reading: Survey and Question
During Reading: Read and Recite
After Reading: Review
Textbook Skills: Using SQ3R to Master Textbook Reading
2. Vocabulary Skills
Before Reading About Vocabulary Skills
Words are Building Blocks
Context Clues: A SAGE Approach
Textbook Skills: Using a Glossary
Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary
After Reading About Vocabulary Skills
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
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
After Reading about Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas
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
After Reading About Stated Main Ideas
6. Outlines and Concept Maps
Before Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps
Textbook Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook
After Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps
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
After Reading about Transitions and Thought Patterns
8. More Thought Patterns
Before Reading about More Thought Patterns
The Comparison-and-Contrast Pattern
Comparison and Contrast
The Cause-and-Effect Pattern
The Generalization-and-Example Pattern
The Definition Pattern
Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns and Textbooks
After Reading about More Thought Patterns
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
After Reading About Fact and Opinion
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
After Reading about Tone and Purpose
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
Before Reading about Inferences
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
After Reading about the Basics of Argument
13. Advanced Argument: Persuasive Techniques
Before Reading About Advanced Argument
What is a Fallacy in Logical Thought?
What is Propaganda?
Irrelevant Arguments: Fallacies
Begging the Question
Irrelevant Arguments: Propaganda Techniques
Inadequate Arguments: Fallacies
Inadequate Arguments: Propaganda Techniques
Textbook Skills: Examining Biased Arguments
After Reading about Advanced Argument
Crime and Reputation
Mike Tyson: Why Do We Forgive Him?
Why Misdemeanors Aren’t So Minor.
Last Look at Munch’s ‘The Scream’ as Painting Is Auctioned for $119M.
Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social.
Joseph P. Kahn
Is Forgiving Student Loan Debt a Good Idea?
Facebook’s Organ-Donor Option Sound Good, but Should We Be Paranoid About Privacy?”
Facebook Is Urging Members to Add Organ Donor Status.
The Google Alphabet
Encyclopedia Britannica to End Print Edition after 244 Years.
Chapter Review Cards
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