Read and Respond: A Text / Anthology

Paperback | November 15, 2003

byJanet R. Swinton, William J. Agopsowicz

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The Fourth Edition of this popular combination text/anthology integrates reading and writing skills. The approach of Read and Respond is unique: students are assessed for comprehension through summary-writing rather than objective testing. After summarizing an article, students write apersonal response. Because the summary and personal response are written in the students' own words, the instructor gains valuable insight into their vocabulary and writing ability. As a result, students develop proficiency in reading, writing, and critical thinking. The new edition retains the best features of the previous editions. It integrates reading and writing, offers step-by-step progression, includes models, exercises, and activities in each chapter, and provides additional readings for practice. New features include the following: * A new, improved two-color format, plus overview maps of each chapter. * A new introductory chapter discussing the reading process and main types of reading tasks. * A new chapter offering a wide variety of methods to improve both general and specialized vocabulary. * The addition of content area readings and/or excerpts from a college textbook in every chapter. * New articles for student reading practice in a new chapter entitled "Additional Readings." * An increased emphasis and clarification of student goals, outcomes, and benefits. * The addition of self-check review questions at the end of each chapter to help students review key concepts and consider personal applications of those concepts. The Fourth Edition is complemented by a revised Instructor's Manual, which provides an answer key for all activities, proposed syllabi for a quarter and for a semester, as well as teaching suggestions and strategies.

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The Fourth Edition of this popular combination text/anthology integrates reading and writing skills. The approach of Read and Respond is unique: students are assessed for comprehension through summary-writing rather than objective testing. After summarizing an article, students write apersonal response. Because the summary and personal...

Janet R. Swinton is at Spokane Falls Community College. William J. Agopsowicz is at San Joaquin Delta College.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 6.81 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:November 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195330102

ISBN - 13:9780195330106

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Reading ProcessHow We Learn LanguageReading Two Types of WritingNarrative WritingVisualizationStory AnalysisNon-Narrative WritingSelf-Check ReviewChapter Two: Learning New VocabularyPaying Attention to Words You Do Not KnowUsing the ContextLooking up Words in a DictionaryStudying VocabularySelf-Check ReviewChapter Three: Finding the Topic and the Main IdeaDiscovering the TopicPreviewing to Locate the TopicLocating the Main IdeaHow to Find the Main IdeaSelf-Check ReviewChapter Four: Locating Major DetailsHow to Locate Major DetailsSignal WordsKey SentencesStrategies for UnderstandingLonger ArticlesSelf-Check ReviewChapter Five: Writing a SummaryStart With a Summary OutlineTurn Your Summary Outline Into a SummaryWriting the Opening SentenceAfter the Opening SentenceSelf-Check ReviewChapter Six: Writing a ResponseRecord Your First ImpressionsThe Value of QuestioningThe Process of ListingThe Technique of MappingWrite Your ResponseSelf-Check ReviewChapter Seven: Reading TextbooksBecoming Familiar With Your TextbookStudying a Textbook ChapterBefore You ReadPreviewStep One: Warm up Your ThinkingStep Two: Anticipate the Chapter ContentsStep Three: Make a Survey MapWhat Is a Survey Map?How To Make a Survey MapStep Four: Ask QuestionsAs You ReadAfter You ReadOther Strategies for Studying the ChapterReviewSelf-Check ReviewSample Chapter From a Sociology Textbook Chapter Eight: Additional ReadingsNarrative EssaysThey Live the DreamMe and My ShadowAIDS in AfricaAcademic SubjectsWe View Juvenile Delinquents Differently Than Adult CriminalsBacteria: Enough to Give You an UlcerThe Boss Feels Your PainThe Chemical Foundation of LifeHistory of CommunicationCommunicating NonverballyImproving Intercultural CommunicationRaising Daughters and Sons: Different ChallengesI Want My Son to Be ProudIn Defense of the Real American FamilyThis Is Your Brain on TV