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Houghton Mifflin Reading Series, Book One

Houghton Mifflin Reading Series, Book One - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618381555

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ISBN13: 978-0618381555
ISBN10: 0618381554
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2003
International: No

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Houghton Mifflin Reading Series, Book One - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618381555

Houghton Mifflin Publishing Staff

ISBN13: 978-0618381555
ISBN10: 0618381554
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The Houghton Mifflin Reading Series models a progressive, unified approach to improving reading comprehension and critical-thinking skills. By pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections, the series introduces each new concept in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks, magazines, and literature--a sound framework for students to practice applying new skills and strategies.

To focus on academic achievement, the series also includes study tips and selected readings on student success.

  • Pre-tests at the beginning of every chapter help students assess their current skill level, and post-tests let them track ongoing progress and skill retention.
  • Practice exercises feature paragraphs whenever possible, instead of unrelated sentences, to continue reinforcing each skill in context.
  • Critical-thinking exercises appear after each selection in combination with skill-building activities, highlighting the connection between understanding and then questioning the content.

Table of Contents

1. Improving Reading and Thinking

Reading Strategy: Active Reading
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 Selections: Web Site Selection, "If It's Going to Be, It's Up to Me: Taking Responsibility for the Choices in Our Lives," Jim Clemmer; Literary Selection, Being There, Jerzy Kozinski; Textbook Selection, "Starbucks"
Vocabulary: Using the Dictionary

2. Main Ideas

Reading Strategy: Creating an Effective Reading Environment
General and Specific
General and Specific Sentences
Determining the Topic
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Reading Selection: "Gossip Is Not a Trivial Pastime"
Vocabulary: Synonyms

3. Supporting Details

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

4. Implied Main Ideas

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

5. Transitions

Reading Strategy: Summarizing
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
Transitions in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Selection: "Barbara Jordan: A Self-Portrait"
Vocabulary: The Explanation Context Clue

6. Patterns of Organization

Reading Strategy: Taking Notes
Topic Sentences
Series
Time Order
Cause/Effect
Comparison/Contrast
Definition
Combination of Patterns
Reading Selection: "Mr. Cleanup," Nick Charles and Kristin Baird Rattini
Vocabulary: The Example Context Clue

7. Reading Visual Aids

Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal
General Tips for Reading Visual Aids
Common Types of Visuals
Reading Selection: "Encouraging Ethical Behavior," from Business
Vocabulary: The Contrast Context Clue

8. Inferences

Reading Strategy: REAP
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

9. Critical Reading

Reading Strategy: Skimming
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Two Critical Reading Questions
Deciding for Yourself
Reading Selection: "My 60-Second Protest from the Hallway," Emily Lesk
Vocabulary: Figures of Speech

10. Reading Longer Selections

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

Index

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