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Breakthroughs in Critical Reading

Breakthroughs in Critical Reading

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
By Patricia Benner
Copyright: 1997
Publication Date: April 1, 1996
MHID: 0890618054
ISBN 13: 9780890618059

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Key Features

Content–area readings. Enhances and strengthen students’ content–area reading skills.

Pre-and post-tests. Multiple–choice format identifies students’ strong and weak areas.

Comprehensive chapters. Builds vocabulary, thinking, and study skills, and content–area reading requirements.

Special exercises. Encourages higher–order thinking skills–analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and application.

Breakthroughs in Critical Reading

To the Instructor

To the Student

PRE-TEST

CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ

Comprehension:

Main Idea and Details

Main Idea in Passages

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Vocabulary: Word Attack

Study Skill: Key Words in Sentences

CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZATION OF IDEAS

Comprehension:

Cause and Effect

Comparison and Contrast

Sequencing

Vocabulary Word Parts

Study Skill: Analogies

CHAPTER 3: FINDING HIDDEN MEANINGS

Comprehension:

Making Inferences

Predicting

Vocabulary: Words in Context

Study Skill: Following Directions

CHAPTER 4: READING LITERATURE

Comprehension:

Prose Fiction

Poetry

Drama

Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms

Study Skill: Charts and Outlines

CHAPTER 5: THINKING FOR YOURSELF

Comprehension:

Words and Emotions

Reading Critically

Persuasive Techniques

Vocabulary: Dictionary Skill

Study Skill: Good Study Habits

POST-TEST

Answer Key