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Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 1

Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 1 - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0618541867

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
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Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 1 - 2ND 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618541867

Houghton Mifflin Publishing Staff

ISBN13: 978-0618541867
ISBN10: 0618541861
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks and magazines. There is ample opportunity for practice with the Test Yourself sections, end-of-chapter Tests, and Combined Skills Tests.

The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series Book 1, 2/e is the first book in a three-level series and is designed for lower-level reading courses. The readings in the Second Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure grade-level appropriateness.

  • An affordable price point--each book in the series contains the same topics and content as other comparable textbooks, but for a third of the price.
  • Chapter objectives are clearly stated so students know what they will learn when the chapter is completed--encouraging students to take charge of their learning.
  • Tips and selected readings for studying and for succeeding in school are integrated throughout the text.
  • Self-assessment opportunities are featured throughout the text, including with the chapter Test Yourself sections, end-of-chapter Tests, and Combined Skills Tests.
  • Review sections have been specifically designed to help students hone their critical thinking skills.
  • An emphasis on enhanced vocabulary can be founded in every chapter
  • Definitions of difficult words and allusions in the readings appear as footnotes so that students don't have to go to outside sources to look up definitions.
  • A flexible format allows instructors to introduce skills and activities or re-order chapters as they see fit.
  • Chapter 9--"Focus on Fact, Opinion, Purpose and Tone"--has been revised and re-titled to reflect coverage of purpose and expanded information on tone.
  • Chapter 1 has been revised to include an example of active reading.

Table of Contents

1. Improving Reading and Thinking

The Importance of Good Reading Skills
Reading and Academic Success
Reading and Professional Success
Reading and Personal Success
Reading and Better Thinking
How to Improve Reading Skills
How This Book Will Help You Improve
Reading Strategy: Active Reading
Reading Selections: Website Selection, "Learning Styles and Maximizing Your Success in School"; Literary Selection, "My Life," Golda Meir; Textbook Selection, "Developing Wisdom," Skip Downing
Vocabulary: Using the Dictionary

2. Main Ideas

General and Specific
General and Specific Sentences
Determining the Topic
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Reading Selection: "Is Gossip Beneficial or Harmful?" Dr. Offra Gerstein
Vocabulary: Synonyms
Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment

3. Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining

Major and Minor Details
Transitions
Mapping and Outlining
Reading Selection: "College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?" Robert Holkeboer and Thomas Hoeksema
Vocabulary: Context and Meaning
Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management

4. Implied Main Ideas

Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Determining Implied Main Ideas
Reading Selection: "Greatness Knows No Color," Angela G. King
Vocabulary: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue
Reading Strategy: SQ3R

5. Transitions

Characteristics of Transitions
Transition Words That Indicate a Series
Transition Words That Indicate Time Order
Transition Words That Indicate Cause/Effect
Transition Words That Indicate Comparison/Contrast
Transition Words That Indicate Definition
Transition Words in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Selection: "Out of the Candlelight and Into the Spotlight," Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
Vocabulary: The Explanation Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Summarizing

6. Patterns of Organization

Topic Sentences
Series
Time Order
Cause/Effect
Comparison/Contrast
Definition
Combination of Patterns
Reading Selection: "Jumping Jack's Still a Flash," Rick Reilly
Vocabulary: The Example Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Taking Notes

7. Reading Visual Aids

General Tips for Reading Visual Aids
Common Types of Visuals
Reading Selection: "The Path to Cloud 9," Bob Holmes
Vocabulary: The Contrast Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal

8. Inferences

Inferences
Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences
Reading Selection: "What a Way to Live, What a Way to Die!" Al Neuharth
Vocabulary: Formal vs. Informal Language
Reading Strategy: REAP

9. Critical Reading: Fact, Opinion, Purpose, and Tone

Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Three Critical Reading Questions
Deciding for Yourself
Reading Selection: "If ER Nurses Crash, Will Patients Follow?" Paul Duke
Vocabulary: Figures of Speech
Reading Strategy: Skimming

10. Reading Longer Selections

Topic, Main Idea, and Thesis
Supporting Details
Implied Main Ideas
Patterns of Organization
Transitions
Vocabulary: Review
Reading Strategy: Scanning
Combined Skills Tests
"The Ones Who Turn Up Along the Way," Rabbi Jennifer Krause
"Lessons I Learned Staying Up All Night," Maria Coder
"Gangs," from Adolescence
"The Classroom," Mitch Albom
"The 'Fourth Law of Motion': The Automobile Air Bag," from An Introduction to Physical Science

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