Making Reading Relevant eBook (4e) : 9780134187761

Making Reading Relevant eBook (4e)

Quick,T et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Introductory Reading, Intermediate Reading, and Developmental Reading.


A flexible reading text that helps students become better, more efficient readers by applying skills to real sources


Now in its 4th EditionMaking Reading Relevant is a brief, intermediate-level reading text that manages to address all of the topics and issues needed to conduct productive and meaningful courses in developmental reading. The authors designed Making Reading Relevant to be flexible: it may be used as the primary textbook for a course, or as a reference tool to supplement the use of outside reading materials and primary sources. Overall, the authors stress the application of reading strategies, using primary reading sources as the basis of the content, so that students learn to become better, more efficient readers—not by just reading about how to read, but by applying skills to reading real sources. The 4th Edition includes chapter updates, along with new examples, readings, and updated vocabulary resources.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Vocabulary Strategies
  • 2. Basic Comprehension Strategies
  • 3. Textbook Strategies
  • 4. Critical Reading Strategies
  • 5. Figurative Language Strategies
  • 6. Patterns of Organization Strategies
  • 7. Visual Literacy Strategies
  • 8. Information Literacy Strategies
Features & benefits
  • Each chapter includes the following:
    • Stated Learning Objectives are followed by a readiness quiz. The readiness quiz isn’t meant to be a true pretest; its purpose is to help gauge the prior knowledge of the students and to serve as a bridge to the chapter.
    • Learning strategies with featured QUICK Tips highlight important strategies.
    • Practices incorporate a variety of concise real-life content within the text.
    • Writing Like a Reader and Check Your Learning features are also included.
    • Suggested learning activities appear throughout the text.
  • NEW! More academic-oriented examples and readings were added throughout the text.
  • UPDATED! Updated vocabulary resources were added to Chapter 1, “Vocabulary Strategies,” to incorporate the use of personal electronic devices.
  • EXPANDED! Chapter 3, “Textbook Strategies,” was expanded to include illustrations for Cornell note-taking and textbook annotating.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 4, “Critical Reading Strategies,” was slightly condensed for clarity, and updated with more current excerpts. A short section on idioms was added near the end of Chapter 5, “Figurative Language Strategies,” and simpler examples and practices were added to the section on personification.
  • UPDATED! In Chapter 6, “Patterns of Organisation Strategies,” new academic readings were added to provide pattern awareness, understanding, and practice across the content areas. This chapter is designed to help link a reading course as a co-requisite or paired course to any other college-level or developmental-level writing course.
  • UPDATED! In Chapter 7, “Visual Literacy Strategies,” academic readings were added to provide relevant examples and practice. The KWL Chart was added as an additional visual literacy chart. This powerful reading tool is appropriate for reading at any level.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 8, “Information Literacy Strategies,” was updated to align with current terms and methods of accessing and evaluating information via the Internet.
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