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All of Us : A Multicultural Reading Skills Handbook

All of Us : A Multicultural Reading Skills Handbook - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0395904220

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ISBN13: 978-0395904220
ISBN10: 0395904226
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1999
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All of Us : A Multicultural Reading Skills Handbook - 3RD 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395904220

Harvey Wiener and Charles Bazerman

ISBN13: 978-0395904220
ISBN10: 0395904226
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

All of Us places the highly successful Wiener/Bazerman system in a multicultural context. Part I, the handbook, provides guidance and practice in reading skills, while Part II, the anthology, provides opportunities for application. The Third Edition features a new focus on self-assessment, 30% new reading selections, and an expanded critical-thinking apparatus.

  • Part I, the handbook, focuses on key skills such as reading for main ideas and drawing inferences, while Part II, the anthology, contains 15 longer reading selections followed by exercises cross-referenced to the skills chapters.
  • New! An increased focus on self assessment includes abundant new self tests for students.
  • New! The text's expanded critical-thinking apparatus helps students become stronger and more active readers by enabling them to see the connections between reading and writing.
  • A full chapter on test taking offers valuable real-life skills.
  • Collaborative exercises and numerous vocabulary exercises help students build strong language skills.

Table of Contents

I. Reading Fundamentals

1. Before You Read

Prereading
Skimming
Previewing
Previewing Long Material: The Parts of a Book

2. Reading Helpers: Underlining, Taking Notes, and Outlining

Underlining
Taking Notes
Outlining

3. Building a Strong Vocabulary

Context Clues to Word Meanings
Word Part Clues to Meanings
Denotation and Connotation
Shades of Meaning

II. Basic Comprehension

4. Visual Aids
5. Reading for the Main Idea

Key Ideas in Sentences
Topics and Main Ideas in Paragraphs

6. Reading for Information

Fact-Finding
Major Details, Minor Details

7. Recognizing Paragraph Patterns

Ordering Ideas
Listing Details
Classification
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect

III. Reading and Critical Thinking

8. Making Inferences
9. Understanding Figurative Language
10. Drawing Conclusions and Predicting Outcomes
11. Generalizing
12. Evaluating Ideas

Fact and Opinion
Evidence
The Writer's Technique
Techniques That Twist the Truth

13. Making Connections

Personalizing
Connecting Ideas
Collaboration

Reading Selections

Coming to America

A New Dawn, Sam Moses
The Business of Selling Mail-Order Brides, Venny Villapando
Hearts of Sorrow, James M. Freeman
Immigrants, Aurora Levins Morales

Education and Learning

My Unsentimental Tutee, Laura Billings
Letting in Light, Particia Raybon
They Treat Girls Differently, Don't They? Timothy Harper
Model Minority, Felicia R. Lee

Making Connections

My Father's Black Pride, Marcus Bleecker
A Cafe Reopens: Lunch Returns to the Prairie, William E. Schmidt
Say Something. They're Only Children, Lucie Prinz
Like Mother, Like Daughter, Lloyd Gite

Identities and Struggles

Love Me, Love My (Brown) Mother, Charity Plata
Wilshire Bus, Hisaye Yamamoto
Zoot Suit Riots, Albert Camarillo
Creating Unique Names for Children, Cindy Roberts

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