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Brenda Smith’s Bridging the Gap continues to be the #1 textbook choice of developmental reading educators.
To improve students’ reading, Bridging the Gap offers comprehensive skill instruction, dependable exercises and examples, vocabulary development, and wealth of high-interest readings that provide meaningful practice. To prepare students for the demands of college reading, Brenda helping provides strategies for connecting previous experiences to what is being learned.
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Written for the mid to high-level developmental reading level, Bridging the Gap, 7/e by Brenda Smith continues to be the number one choice of developmental reading educators. The seventh edition of Bridging the Gap has been carefully developed with the needs of developing readers in mind. Over the course of several editions, this theme has been broadened by linking textbook readings to recent news in the popular press, and adding material on critical thinking and the Internet.
A hallmark of the book, the end-of-chapter readings represent three different reading levels (9th-10th, 10th-12th, 12th+) to permit individualization of assignments to meet varying needs. A variety of academic disciplines are represented throughout, including psychology, history, biology, business, allied health, English literature, and more. A new emphasis on cultural literacy is realized in a new feature called "Concept Prep" created to help readers develop a schema of major concepts and people in the academic disciplines.
For those seeking to develop their reading skills at the 9th-10th, 10th-12th or 12th+ reading levels. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Chapter 1 Active Learning
Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Chapter 3 Strategic Reading and Study
Chapter 4 Main Idea
Chapter 5 Patterns of Organization
Chapter6 Organizing Textbook Information
Chapter 7 Inference
Chapter 8 Point of V... MORE
Chapter 9 Critical Thinking
Chapter 10 Graphic Illustrations
Chapter 11 Rate Flexibility
Chapter 12 Test Taking
Appendix 1 ESL: Making Sense of Figurative Language and Idioms 597
Appendix 2 The Reading Workshop: Additional Topics and Formats for Book Discussions 603