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The Skilled Readerintegrates reading skills with the reading process (SQ3R) to produce more effective readers and help students discover the power and pleasure of reading.#xA0; Providing step-by-step reading instruction, a wide range of practice and test materials, and a rich selection of readings from textbooks and other sources, the author combines solid skill instruction with an abundance of guided practice to develop the quintessential abilities students need to become skilled readers and critical thinkers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Active Reading
Becoming A Skilled Reader
A Reading System for Skilled Readers
The Reading Process
Textbook Skills: Before, During, and After Reading-Asking Questions and Recording Answers
Vocabulary in Context
The Importance of Words
Context Clues: A SAGE Approach
Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary
Additional Word Parts
Textbook Skills: Textbook Aids for Learning Content Words
Topics and Main Ideas
Textbook Skills: Topics in Headings
Locating Stated Main Ideas
The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences
Textbook Skills: The Central Point and the Thesis Statement
Supporting Details, Outlines, and Concept Maps
Questions for Locating Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Textbook Skills: Ideas from General to Specific: Creating a Summary
Outlines and Concept Maps
Textbooks Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook
Transitions and Thought Patterns
The Purpose of Transitions and Thought Patterns
Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence
Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences
Textbook Skills: Transitions and Clear Information
More Thought Patterns
Comparison and Contrast Patterns
Cause and Effect Pattern
The Generalization-and-Example. Pattern
Textbook Skills: The Definition Pattern
Final Note: Though Patterns and Textbooks
Implied Main Ideas
An Introduction to Implied Main Ideas
Studying Supporting Details to Identify the State and Topic
Using Topics, Supporting Details, and Thought Patterns to Determine the Implied Main Idea
Annotating the Paragraph to Determine the Implied Main Idea
Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details
Textbook Skills: Pictures as Details
Inferences: Educated Guesses
What is a Valid Inference?
Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions
Thinking Through an Inference and Drawing Conclusions
Textbook Skills: Inferences and Photos
The Connection Between Reading and Writing
"What You Need to Know,"
"Stuff Is Not Salvation,"
"Hard Times, A Helping Hand,"
"My Home at Mankiller Flats,"
"To Any Would-be Terrorists,"
"What is Islam?"
"I Have a Dream" (August 28, 1964)
"Election Night Victory Speech" (November 4, 2008)
"A Man with No Eyes,"
Combined Skills Tests
ESL Reading Tips
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