The Reader's Edge, Book II

Paperback | January 8, 2010

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The Reader's Edge Book II approaches reading holistically while focusing on discrete skills. The text stresses that reading, thinking, and asking questions are all things students do already—not new concepts. This emphasis on reading as a part of the student’s world is then paired with strong skills-based instruction.

The Reader's Edge Book II is part of McGraw-Hill’s new M-series of textbooks that are inexpensive, lightweight (400-450 pages), and designed to reflect the way today’s students read and study. The text is designed visually to appeal to students while conveying the key concepts of developmental reading in a way that they can relate to and apply to their daily lives. This book allows you, the instructor, to meet students where they are, so you can take them where they want to go.

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The Reader's Edge Book II approaches reading holistically while focusing on discrete skills. The text stresses that reading, thinking, and asking questions are all things students do already—not new concepts. This emphasis on reading as a part of the student’s world is then paired with strong skills-based instruction. The Reader's Edg...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:January 8, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073407259

ISBN - 13:9780073407258

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Connect Now

Introduction to the New Strategy: Connect Now

Getting an Impression of the Topic

Your Experiences and Feelings

Your Purpose and the Author's Purpose

Apply the New Strategy: Connect Now

Reading 1: The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently by Thomas Lux

Chapter One: Summary

How Does Strategy 1 Help You to Read from the Inside Out?

How Does the Connect Now Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 2: I Do Not Like to Read-Sam-I-Am! by Rebecca Grabiner

Connect Now Practice Pages

The One-Room Schoolhouse of the Nineteenth Century

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Matthew McConaughey: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Chapter 2: Respond

Introduction to the New Strategy: Respond

You, the Audience

Time for Responding

Space for Responding

Questions and Comments

Looking for Answers

Connections with Other Ideas

Apply the New Strategy: Respond

Reading 3: Forbidden Reading by Alberto Manguel

Chapter Two: Summary

How Does Strategy 2 Help You to Become a More Engaged Reader?

How Does the Respond Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 4: "See Spot Run": Teaching My Grandmother to Read by Ellen Tashie Frisina

Respond Practice Pages

Think Big! by Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphey

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Sarah Jessica Parker: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Chapter 3: Vital Vocabulary

Introduction the New Strategy: Vital Vocabulary

Tone, or the Author's Voice

Context Clues

The Dictionary

Word Parts

A System for Learning New Words

Apply the New Strategy: Vital Vocabulary

Reading 5: Where English Words Come From by Deborah Silvey

Chapter 3: Summary

How Does Strategy 3 Help You to Become a More Engaged Reader?

How Does the Vital Vocabulary Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 6: Point. Shoot. See. by Jesse Blumberg

Vital Vocabulary Practice Pages

Does Media Violence Desensitize Children to Violence? by Madeline Levine

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Courtney Love: Trading Up by Candace Bushnell

Chapter 4: Get an Overview

Introduction to the New Strategy: Get an Overview

The Title: The Author's Key to the Subject

Other Important Clues

Skimming

Predicting

Apply the New Strategy: Get an Overview

Reading 7: What Deprived Children Tell Us about Human Nature by James M. Henslin

Chapter 4: Summary

How Does Strategy 4 Help You to Become a More Engaged Reader?

How Does the Operation Overview Strategy Work?Mastery Test

Reading 8: The Good Person by Robert Coles

Get an Overview Practice Pages

Managing Workforce Diversity by Ronald J. Ebert and Ricky W. Griffin

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Madonna: The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin

Chapter 5: Ask Questions

Introduction to the New Strategy: Ask Questions

Questions for Connecting to the Reading

Questions for Predicting the Overall Point and Main Ideas

Questions That Get Useful Answers

Answers and New Questions

Apply the New Strategy: Ask Questions

Reading 9: How Babies Use Patterns to See by Laura E. Berk

Chapter Five: Summary

How Does Strategy 5 Help You Become a More Engaged Reader?

How Does the Asking Questions Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 10: talking back by bell hooks

Ask Questions Practice Pages

Powder by Tobias Wolff

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Kristin Cavallari: Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of An Anti-Hero by Jeff Pearlman

Chapter 6: Find and Mark Main Ideas

Introduction to the New Strategy: Find and Mark Main Ideas

Marking Ideas

Overall Point and Main Topics in a Reading

Main Ideas in Paragraphs

Supporting Ideas

Adjust your Marking

Apply the New Strategy: Find and Mark Main Ideas

Reading 11: How the Self-Concept Develops by Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, and Diana K. Ivy

Sample Marking: How the Self-Concept Develops

Chapter 6: Summary

How Does Strategy 6 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Find and Mark Main Ideas Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 12: School Is Bad for Children by John Holt

Sample Marking: School Is Bad for Children

Find Main Ideas Practice Pages

Learning the River by Mark Twain

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Kirsten Dunst: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan

Chapter 7: Patterns of Thought

Introduction to the New Strategy: Patterns of Thought

Common Patterns

Patterns and the Overall Point

Patterns and Main Ideas

Signal Words and Phrases

Apply the New Strategy: Patterns of Thought

Reading 13: Optimism: The Great Motivator by Daniel Goleman

Chapter 7: Summary

How Does Strategy 7 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Look for Patterns of Thought Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 14: How Conscious Is Thought? by Carole Wade and Carol Tavris

Patterns of Thought Practice Pages

Traveling by Grace Paley

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Jason Lee: Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Chapter 8: Map Main Ideas

Introduction to the New Strategy: Map Main Ideas

Placing the Overall Point, the Main Ideas, and the Supporting Ideas

Apply the New Strategy: Map Main Ideas

Reading 15: Why People Don't Help in a Crisis by John M. Darley and Bibb Latané

Sample Informal Outline: "Why People Don't Help in a Crisis"

Chapter 8: Summary

How Does Strategy 8 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Map Main Ideas Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 16: Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

Map Main Ideas Practice Pages

Imprinting: A Form of Learning by Robert Wallace

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Shia LaBeouf: The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan and Barbara Pease

Chapter 9: Make Inferences

Introduction to the New Strategy: Make Inferences

Inferences and Implied Ideas

Logical Connections

Details

Word Choice

Your Own Assumptions

Apply the New Strategy: Make Inferences

Reading 17: A Letter to My Teacher by Kate Boyes

Chapter 9: Summary

How Does Strategy 9 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Make Inferences Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 18: Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a Way of Life by Natalie Angier

Make Inferences Practice Pages

The Gorilla's Embrace by Barbara Smuts

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Cassandra Wilson: Manuals on PHP

Chapter 10: Find Meaning in Metaphors

Introduction to the New Strategy: Find Meaning in Metaphors

Metaphorical Expressions

Interpreting Metaphors

Apply the New Strategy: Find Meaning in Metaphors

Reading 19: Terror Unlimited by Tim Cahill

Chapter 10: Summary

How Does Strategy 10 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Find Meaning in Metaphors Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 20: Buckle Up. And Behave. by William Ecenbarger

Find Meaning in Metaphors Practice Pages

Victor by Julia Alvarez

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Casey Affleck: Short stories, including "Incident at Owl Creek" by Ambrose Bierce

Chapter 11: Determine the Writer's Perspective

Introduction to the New Strategy: Determine the Writer's Perspective

Styles of Writing

The Intended Audience

Perspective

Tone and Bias

Apply the New Strategy: Determine the Writer's Perspective

Reading 21: A Global Green Deal by Mark Hertsgaard

Chapter 11: Summary

How Does Strategy 11 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Determine the Writer's Perspective Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 22: Infernal Paradise by Barbara Kingsolver

The Writer's Perspective Practice Pages

Pitching Messages by John Vivian

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Kenny Melman, Herb of cabaret duo Kiki and Herb: Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture by Jon Savage

Chapter 12: Write a Summary

Introduction to the New Strategy: Write a Summary

Paraphrasing

Summarizing the Overall Point and Main Ideas

Apply the New Strategy: Write a Summary

Reading 23: Police and the Community by

George F. Cole and Christopher E. Smith

Chapter 12: Summary

How Does Strategy 12 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Write a Summary Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 24: Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments by Robert L Heilbroner

Write a Summary Practice Pages

The Argument Culture by Deborah Tannen

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Chris Rock: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Chapter 13: Analyze the Information

Introduction to the New Strategy: Analyze the Information

Fact and Opinion

Reliable Information

Testing the Support

Apply the New Strategy: Analyze the Information

Reading 25: Four for a Quarter by Kenneth R. Fletcher

Chapter 13: Summary

How Does Strategy 13 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Analyze the Information Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 26: Buy This 24-Year-Old and Get All His Friends Absolutely Free by Jean Kilbourne

Analyze the Information Practice Pages

Memo from Coach by Christopher Buckley

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? Jodi Picoult: The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

Chapter 14: Make an Evaluation

Introduction to the New Strategy: Make an Evaluation

Thinking Objectively

Thinking Subjectively

Apply the New Strategy: Make an Evaluation

Reading 27: Don't Further Empower Cliques by Bernard Lefkowitz

Chapter 14: Summary

How Does Strategy 14 Help You to Be an Engaged Reader?

How Does the Make an Evaluation Strategy Work?

Mastery Test

Reading 28: Can Gossip Be Good? By Frank T. McAndrew

Make an Evaluation Practice Pages

The Formation of Modern American Mass Culture by James Kirby Martin, Randy Roberts, Steven Mintz, Linda O. McMurry, James H. Jones

Culture Wire

What Are They Reading? LeVar Burton: The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.