Reading with Meaning: Strategies for College Reading (6th Edition)

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Reading with Meaning offers users an opportunity to improve their reading skills, as well as strategies important for success in any arena. It provides culturally significant, engaging selections from literature, popular books, and magazines that readers typically encounter daily. This book builds word power by teaching vocabulary skills, and provides information about such basic strategies as grasping the main idea of paragraphs and the thesis of an article, using clue words to anticipate meaning, thinking critically, studying for tests, and interpreting charts and graphs. Readings cover a range of topics, including history, psychology, economics, sociology, career planning, biology, geology, business, and literature, including poetry. An excellent resource for those involved in Continuing Education or ESL classes, this book is also a useful tool for anyone interested in improving their reading and comprehension skills.

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This text prepares students to read the kinds of materials they will use in college courses--college texts, supporting books, journals and news articles. It takes an interactive-constructive view of reading and emphasizes an active response through collaboration and writing. Students learn specific strategies for making meaning with text, including previewing and brainstorming, purpose-setting, distinguishing main from supporting ideas, using clue words to track ideas, visualizing via webbing, charting and diagramming, using one's inner voice and thinking critically. Vocabulary is developed as an integral component of the reading process.

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Reading With Meaning, Fifth Edition, offers an interactive, language-arts approach to college reading that helps students develop specific comprehension strategies important for success in college. The book provides culturally significant, interesting selections from textbooks, popular books, and magazines typical of what students need to read throughout their college years. This new two-color edition features an expanded coverage of main idea as well as a focus on building students' word power through new and enhanced pedagogy.

  • NEW Expanded Coverage of Main Idea
    The fifth edition features a strong, three-chapter block on main idea.
    —CHAPTER 4: Grasping the Main Idea of a Paragraph
    —CHAPTER 5: Grasping the Thesis, or Main Idea, of an Entire Selection
    —CHAPTER 6: Relating Main Ideas and Details
  • NEW Focus on Building Word Power
    Did You Know feature alerts students to key vocabulary roots presented in the readings.
    Chart of word roots and combining forms located inside the back cover provide students with a handy reference to unlocking the meanings of words.
  • NEWLY Enhanced Pedagogy for Reading
    Think About marginal notes ask students to think about the strategies they are using in making meaning with the text.
    Extending What You Have Learned exercises conclude each chapter, allowing students to reinforce what they have learned.
    Strategy boxes provide the students with systematic methods for applying reading strategies.
  • NEW Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/hennings provides students with additional readings and comprehension quizzes for additional study and practice.

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