Reading and All That Jazz

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9780073407289: Reading and All That Jazz

CONNECT READING provides a personalized learning plan for each student, continually developed and refined as students achieve mastery. Each student plan is created through an individualized diagnostic that evaluates skills from 7th-grade level through college-readiness, for second-language learners, international students, adult students, and traditional high-schoolers. Offered completely online, CONNECT READING can be used in conjunction with READING AND ALL THAT JAZZ, which provide a printed experience for genuine thinking, assessment, and interpretation. Reading and All That Jazz, an introductory-to-intermediate reading text, motivates and engages readers with contemporary and relevant readings while building the essential reading skills and vocabulary needed for literal and critical comprehension.

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Dr. Mather earned his B.A. in Government fromthe University of the Redlands, an M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. in Reading from California State Univeristy, Los Angeles, and Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern California. He has taught reading at the secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over 20 years. For the past eight years, he has taught reading and American government at Glendale Community College. He has published articles in the Journal of Reading.

Ms. McCarthy earned a B.A. in Sociology and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Education from ARizona State University. She has taught at the elememtary, secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over 20 years. For the past ten years, she has taught developmental reading and E.S.L. classes at Glendale Community College. Ms. McCarthy has published articles in professional journals and other media on the use of bibliotherapy. She has also published reading lists for beginning and remedial readers and is a reading specialist.

Contenuti:

NOTE: This TOC is Final and Edited Through Chapter 13. Chapter 14 and Appendices not yet edited.

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Preface

Walkthrough

Part 1Getting a Handle on College

Introduction: Your First Week in Class

ASSIGNMENT SHEETS

YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT

Study Technique 1: Skimming

READING: Excerpt from Power Learning by Robert S. Feldman – “Motivation”

READING: Excerpt from Step Out on Nothing by Byron Pitts - “Keep Your Head Up”

Vocabulary: Introduction

Study Technique 2: Scanning

READING Warren Buffet Offers Advice to Students

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 1 Becoming an Effective Learner: FindingOut About Ourselves

HOW YOU LEARN

READING: Excerpt from Interpersonal Communication by Kory Floyd – “Naming Defines and Differentiates Us”

Study Technique 3: Marking Written Material: Underlining, Highlighting, and Annotating

AUDITORY, VISUAL, AND KINESTHETIC LEARNING STYLES

WHAT IS YOUR LEARNING STYLE?

Vocabulary: Words in Context

DAY VERSUS NIGHT PEOPLE

ARE YOU MORE OF A MORNING LARK OR NIGHT OWL?

READING: “The Two Most Dangerous Hours of Your Day” by Lowell Ponte

LEFT-BRAIN AND RIGHT-BRAIN ORIENTATION

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?

READING: “What Is Intelligence, Anyway?” by Isaac Asimov

STRESS INVENTORY

HOW MUCH STRESS IS THERE IN YOUR LIFE?

READING: Excerpt from Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush

STUDY SCHEDULES

Study Technique 4: SQ3R A Classic Way to Study

READING: Excerpt from Internet Literacy by Fred T. Hofstetter “Internet Etiquette (Netiquette)”

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 1: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words

Part 2 Discovering Meaning Through Structure

Chapter 2 Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

DESCRIPTION OF TOPICS, MAIN IDEAS, AND DETAILS

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN GENERAL AND SPECIFIC

VARYING POSITIONS FOR MAIN IDEAS

PARAGRAPH DIAGRAMS

REVIEW TEST 1: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

REVIEW TEST 2: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

REVIEW TEST 3: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

PARAPHRASING

IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS

READING: “Neither Man Nor Rat Can Properly Fold Laundry” by Dave Barry

READING: Excerpt from Psychology by Dennis Coon – “Communication at Work—Getting the Message Across”Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 3 Determining an Author’s Purpose

ENTERTAIN, INFORM, OR PERSUADE?

TO ENTERTAIN

TO INFORM

TO PERSUADE

GENERAL AND SPECIFIC PURPOSES

MULTIPLE PURPOSES

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE: TO ENTERTAIN

READING: “The Shepherd’s Daughter” by William Saroyan

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE: TO INFORM

READING: “From a Melted Candy Bar to Microwaves” by Ira Flatow

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE: TO PERSUADE

READING: “Students Who Push Burgers” by Walter Minot

Study Technique 5: Writing Summaries

READING TO DETERMINE THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE

READING: “A Letter to Olivia” by Mel Allen Study Technique 6: Time Lines

REVIEW TEST 4: Topics, Main Ideas,

Details, and Purpose

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 2: Word Parts dealing with Numbers

Chapter 4 Transition Words and Patterns of Organization

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION WORDS AND PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION

CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION

CAUSE AND EFFECT

COMPARISON-CONTRAST

STEPS IN A PROCESS

EXAMPLES

DEFINITION

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LISTING

SPATIAL ORDER

ADDITION

READING: Excerpt from Criminal Justice by Freda Adler, et. al., -- “Road Rage”

REVIEW TEST 5: Main Ideas, Details, Purpose, Transitions, and Patterns of Organization

Chapter Summary and Review

Part 3Interpreting What We Read

Chapter 5Inference

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING INFERENCES

READING: Excerpt from Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou – “Complaining”

READING: Excerpt from Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

REVIEW TEST 6: Drawing Inferences: “Too Much of a Good Thing”

READING: Excerpt from Core Concepts in Health by Paul Insel and Walton T. Roth – “El Dia de los Muertos”

READING: Excerpt from America Past and Present by Robert Divine - “Inside the Vicious Heart”

REVIEW TEST 7: Main Ideas, Details, Purpose, Transitions, Patterns of Organization, and Inference

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 3: Word Parts dealing with Number and Amount

Chapter 6Figurative Language

FIGURES OF SPEECH--SIMILES, METAPHORS, AND PERSONIFICATION

READING: Excerpt from The Best of Ann Landers by Ann Landers – “The Love of My Life”

THE USE OF SYMBOLS

READING: Excerpt from Living with Art by Rita Gilbert—“Guernica”

READING: “The Yellow Ribbon” by Pete Hamill

LITERARY ALLUSIONS

CULTURAL LITERARY ASSIGNMENT

IMAGERY

READING: “The Black Widow” by Gordon Grice

READING: Excerpt from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard— “The Fixed”

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 7Tone

INFERRING TONE

READING: Excerpt from Farmworker’s Daughter- Growing Up Mexican in America by Rosa Castillo Guilbault-- “The Conveyor Belt Ladies”

IDENTIFYING IRONY

READING: “A Letter to God” by Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes

RECOGNIZING SATIRE

CARICATURE

HYPERBOLE/OVERSTATEMENT

UNDERSTATEMENT

READING: “Hurts Rent-A-Gun” by Art Buchwald

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 4: Word Parts dealing with Senses, Size, and Writing

Part 4Modes of Writing and of Organization

Chapter 8Four Primary Modes of Writing

AN INTRODUCTION TO MODES OF WRITING (RHETORICAL MODES)

NARRATIVE MODE

DESCRIPTIVE MODE

EXPOSITORY MODE

PERSUASIVE MODE

READINGS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MODES OF WRITING

NARRATIVE

READING: “Thank You, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes

DESCRIPTIVE

READING: “A Son’s Memoir” by John Daniel

EXPOSITORY

READING: Excerpt from Child Development by John Santrock – “Sibling Relationships and Birth Order”

PERSUASIVE

READING: Excerpt from The Shelter of Each Other by Mary Pipher – “TV”

Study Technique 7: Venn Diagrams

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 5: Word Parts Dealing with Direction and Position

Chapter 9 Modes of Organization

INTRODUCTION TO MODES OF ORGANIZATION

READINGS ABOUT HAPPINESS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MODES OF ORGANIZATION

Study Technique: More Practice with SQ3R

CATEGORIES, COMPARISON-CONTRAST, AND LISTING

READING: Excerpt from Psychology Applied to Modern Life by Wayne Weiten and Margaret A. Lloyd –“The Roots of Happiness: An Empirical Analysis”

EXAMPLES

READING: Excerpt from Essentials of Sociology by James M. Henslin – “The Big Win: Life After the Lottery

Study Technique 8: Mapping

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

READING: “The Jacket” by Gary Soto

Study Technique: More Practice with Time Lines

CATEGORIES AND STEPS IN A PROCESS

READING: Excerpt from Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald B. Adler et. al. – “Developmental Stages in Intimate Relationships”

Study Technique 9: Outlining

CAUSE AND EFFECT

READING: “The Chaser” by John Collier

Study Technique 10: Summarizing Longer Articles

Chapter Summary and Review

Part 5Reading Critically

Chapter 10Fact and Opinion

INTRODUCTION TO FACT AND OPINION

FACT

OPINION

READING: Excerpt from The American Democracy by Thomas Patterson - “The Nature of Public Opinion“

READING: “Ties That Bind” by Alanna Nash

READING: Excerpt from The Secret House by David Bodanis – “What’s in Your Toothpaste?”

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 6: Word Parts Dealing with Opposite Meanings

Chapter 11Bias

INTRODUCTION TO BIAS

DENOTATION AND CONNOTATION

READING: Excerpt from Social Psychology by David G. Myers – “The Defendant’s Characteristics”

EUPHEMISMS

READING: “The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner

READING: Excerpt from The Police in America: an Introduction bySamuel Walker and Samuel Katz - “Beyond Stereotypes of Cops “

READING: “A Hanging” by George Orwell

REVIEW TEST 8: Identifying Author Bias

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 12 Propaganda Techniques, Logical Fallacies, and Argument

WHAT ARE PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES AND LOGICAL FALLACIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

ORIGINAL SEVEN PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES

MORE PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES AND LOGICAL FALLACIES

REVIEW TEST 9: Propaganda Techniques and Logical Fallacies

READING: Excerpt from Introduction to Mass Communication by Stanley J. Baran -- “Boosting Smoking Among Women and Children”

READING: Excerpt from Understanding Psychology by Robert S. Feldman -- “Violence in Television and Video Games: Does the Media’s Message Matter?”

THE STRUCTURE OF AN ARGUMENT

THE PARTS OF AN ARGUMENT

VALID OR INVALID ARGUMENTS

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 7: Word Parts Dealing with More Opposite Meanings

Chapter 13 Evaluating the Evidence

INTRODUCTION TO PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING

INDUCTIVE REASONING

DEDUCTIVE REASONING

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE IN PERSUASIVE WRITING

MARIJUANA BACKGROUND INFORMATION

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: EDITORIALS

TIPS FOR EVALUATING EDITORIALS

ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST LEGALIZING THE USE OF MARIJUANA

FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: ADVERTISEMENTS

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: POLITICAL CARTOONS

Chapter Summary and Review

Part 6Becoming Ready for Content-Area Classes

Chapter 14 Rehearsing Study Techniques and Visual Aids

SCANNING

READING: Excerpt from American History: A Survey by Alan Brinkley -- “The American Environment: Silent Spring”

OUTLINING

SKIMMING

READING: Excerpt from Human Biology by Sylvia Mader –”Pesticides: an Asset and a Liability”

MAPPING

READING: Excerpt from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson -- ”A Fable for Tomorrow”

Study Skills Technique 11 – Creating a Comparison- Contrast Chart

VISUAL AIDS: HOW TO USE AND INTERPRET TABLES, DIAGRAMS, CHARTS AND GRAPHS

Chapter Summary and Review

Vocabulary Unit 8: Word Parts and Review

Appendices

Timed Reading Rate information, Questions, and Answers

Using the Dictionary

Test-Taking Techniques

Sample Summaries

Sample Sheets

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