A thematic approach where all readings in each chapter center on the same theme and an emphasis on basic reading skills and higher level, critical reading skills help students develop schema while improving their reading skills. A unique system to teach the reading process called PRO (P-repare to Read, R-ead Actively and Reflect, and O-rganize to learn), a thematic approach, and a new skill introduced in each chapter. Reading skills at (approximately) the 6th-9th grade levels.
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This book offers a thematic approach to reading, while maintaining a constant focus on key skills and providing ample practice through pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities. This book presents multiple readings on the same theme and a constant focus on the reading process. "Making Connections" sections ask readers to relate what they are reading to their prior knowledge of the subject. "Organizing to Learn" sections teach readers how to organize their thoughts. New Chapter 2: Vocabulary helps readers master strategies and skills for improving vocabulary. Additional features include two mastery tests at the end of each chapter, "Visit the Web" hints, and "Putting it Together" charts that summarize skills covered in each chapter. Also includes material designed specifically for the needs of ESL students. For those seeking a thematic introduction to the reading process.About the Author:
Dr. Roberta Alexander is Professor Emeritus at San Diego City College. She has taught Reading, Composition, Literature, Chicano Studies, and Black Studies as well as English as a Second Language courses for the San Diego Community College District since 1974. Formerly the Department Chair of English, Chair of Chairs, and Academic Senate President, she now focuses on teaching and writing. She is the author of a series of college reading textbooks. Dr. Alexander earned her BA in Spanish Literature from University of California, Berkeley and her PhD in Comparative Literature from University of California, San Diego.
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Book Description Longman, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0321387635
Book Description Longman, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110321387635