Description : Becoming an Active Reader offers students a three-in-one approach that combines a comprehensive guide to rhetorical writing, an engaging reader, and a detailed grammar handbook, all in a single volume. The advice and exercises found throughout help students understand and apply the mosteffective reading and writing strategies, while the 34 thought-provoking readings encourage meaningful interaction with the written word.
Description : The Active Reader offers a practical, integrated treatment of academic reading and writing at the post-secondary level. Thirty-two thought-provoking readings that highlight a variety of disciplines and rhetorical patterns are accompanied by comprehension and analysis exercises that encouragestudents to apply critical thinking skills to their assignments.
Description : A contemporary thematic reader, JOINING A COMMUNITY OF READERS offers a holistic approach to developing reading skills and building schema. It maintains a constant focus on key skills while providing ample practice with shorter and longer readings. The real-life context for skill instruction engages students as they are able to stay with a single theme throughout each instructive unit. The authors' PRO reading strategy (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn) places an emphasis on pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities throughout the text and gets students applying the skills in the context of the reading process. Significant attention is given to vocabulary skills and finding the main idea and support. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : The lowest-level text in the series, Becoming a Confident Reader focuses on such basic skills as active reading, using the dictionary, and finding the main idea. The text approaches reading as a process that students can discover and control by developing active reading and critical-thinking skills. Carefully crafted features ensure that students will be able to apply their reading skills in their other courses, their careers, and throughout their lives.
Description : 100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.
Description : You study hard. You memorize. You work at a problem over and over until it feels like your head is going to explode. You think, finally I'm ready for the big test. And you still don't make the grade. Relax. The truth is, Dr. Gordon Green knows exactly how you feel. He was a bright student. And he studied hard, too. But he struggled his freshman year at college anyway. What happened? He developed a unique ten-step program based on the simple principle that academic success is not so much a question of how hard you study, but how smart you study. Did it work? After college, Dr. Green went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics at a prestigious university--all the while maintaining straight A's! Thousands of student have benefited from his program. How he has adapted his study methods to apply to you. This is an easy, do-it-yourself guide to help you turn frustration into success. Topics include: How to get the most out of what you need How to budget your time How to take a test Keys to developing effective study habits It's not enough to survive school. This guide will help you excel. And remember: There is no such thing as a mediocre student. Only mediocre results. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : This authoritative, easy-to-use guide will help educators plan and implement intervention lessons for struggling readers that align with the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. All three authors run successful summer reading programs and supervise tutors who are becoming reading specialists. In this comprehensive resource, they offer hands-on guidance for designing interventions across all grade levels, provide sample tutoring plans and lessons, and describe procedures for teaching print skills, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and study skills. Including many user-friendly features, this book will help both new and experienced reading specialists ramp up instruction to assist all students in meeting the new standards. Book Features: A powerful set of field-tested tutoring activities for use with individual students and small groups. Student Profiles that include a matrix that matches interventions to the CCSS. Sidebars with examples of how particular methods have been used with students of varying ability. Discussion Questions and Things to Think About at the end of each chapter. And much more! “If you are looking for a book that translates research and theory into practical and effective interventions for struggling readers please consider The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers.The authors have done a masterful job of guiding teachers in developing reading interventions that are authentic, engaging, aligned to current standards as well as the instructional needs of students, and based on state-of-the-art knowledge of reading instruction.” —Timothy Rasinski, professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University “This book is the outgrowth of years of developing and fine tuning tutoring models that have helped thousands of students become capable and engaged readers. The authors share a deep understanding of research on literacy intervention along with a wealth of experience in translating this into effective, and reflective, practice. The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers is a must for every educator who works with or designs programs for struggling readers.” —Camille Blachowicz, co-director, The Reading Leadership Institute, professor emeritus, National College of Education, National Louis University Peter J. Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National Louis University (NLU). Ann Bates is a literacy educator who has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and assistant professor of Reading and Language at NLU. Debra J. Gurvitz directs the NLU Chicago campus off-site summer reading improvement program.
Description : The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing. 'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.
Description : If you're not happy with the person you are you can do something about it. In Creating the Person You're Becoming, you'll discover the options available to you and learn how to change your life for the better. This book is a hands-on approach to discovering the great potential contributions you can make. Learn what your unique gift is. Find out how to use it to bring success to you and other people. Although success principles have been around a long time, not everyone knows how to apply them. This book is filled with exercises that show you how to apply these known principles of success in your own life. Overcome obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Sustain motivation. Improve your effectiveness at work. Enhance your ability to communicate with others.
Description : The Empowered Writer is an indispensable guide to effective writing, reading, research, and grammar. Using accessible instruction and an abundance of exercises and examples, this text empowers students to hone their skills, make informed choices, and think critically about how - and why - theywrite. Featuring numerous new readings and improved content organization, this third edition fosters student success in the classroom and beyond.