DEVELOPING READING VERSATILITY: First Canadian Edition

Paperback | February 15, 2003

byIlona Ryder, Royce W. Adams, Becky Patterson

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The new Canadian edition of this popular text is appropriate for courses designed to improve reading comprehension, study skills, and reading rate. Developing Reading Versatility provides a variety of reading lessons and practice opportunities for students who need experience with all levels of comprehension: literal, critical, and affective. The Canadian coauthor has modified examples and readings to be better suited to the Canadian context

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The new Canadian edition of this popular text is appropriate for courses designed to improve reading comprehension, study skills, and reading rate. Developing Reading Versatility provides a variety of reading lessons and practice opportunities for students who need experience with all levels of comprehension: literal, critical, and aff...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 10.88 × 8.38 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2003Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176225080

ISBN - 13:9780176225087

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PART I. LITERAL COMPREHENSION1. DEVELOPING VOCABULARY SKILLSLearning New Words: Three MethodsLearning Words in ContextLearning Word Parts and StructureLearning Dictionary SkillsPutting it all Together2. DEVELOPING LITERAL RECALLFinding the Topic, Main Ideas, and Supporting DetailsReading for Main Ideas: Paragraph PatternsFinding an Author''s ThesisSummarizing as a Way To Test Your UnderstandingPutting it all Together3. DEVELOPING STUDY-READING SKILLS AND RATE FLEXIBILITYStudy-Reading StrategiesMarking and Underlining TextbooksScanning Graphic AidsTaking Reading NotesTest-Taking StrategiesFlexible Reading RatesPutting it all TogetherPART II. CRITICAL COMPREHENSION4. DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINIONFact-findingReading Opinions of OthersDetecting PropagandaPutting it all Together5. RECOGNIZING TONE, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, AND POINT OF VIEWRecognizing Intent, Attitude, and ToneRecognizing Figurative LanguageComparing Biased Points of ViewPutting it all Together6. RECOGNIZING INFERENCES AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONSRecognizing InferencesRecognizing Inferences and FactsDrawing Conclusions Using Induction and DeductionPutting it all TogetherPART III. AFFECTIVE COMPREHENSION7. DEVELOPING AFFECTIVE AWARENESSResponding AffectivelyRecognizing Images and Analogies in Affective LanguagePutting it all Together8. READING AFFECTIVELYEffectively Reading Short StoriesPutting it all TogetherAppendixIndex