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 NEW WORLDS or OPENING DOORS, which provide a printed experience that teaches critical reading skills through close reading of anthologized chapters from best-selling undergraduate texts in Psychology, Sociology, Business, and more.
More than 150 new and updated example and exercise paragraphs throughout the book.
A new, short section in Chapter 1 that tells how to locate and evaluate material online.
Three additional Test Your Understanding vocabulary exercises in Chapter 2, one each on using context clues, word-structure clues, and interpreting figurative language.
Seven new Checkpoint exercises, one each in chapters 3-9 that check to be sure students understand the chapter skills before applying them in the Test Your Understanding exercises.
Coverage of all the skills necessary for reading in college, including vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading and thinking, and study techniques.
Eleven new reading selections with accompanying activities, exercises, and quizzes.
Nine updated chapter reading selections with accompanying activities, exercises,
1.2: Fire Up Your Memory with Proven Strategies (Student Success)
1.3: The When and How of Preparing for Tests (Study Skills)
3.1: Parenting Style: Does It Matter? (Human Development)
3.2: Giving a Speech? If You’re Nervous, You’re Normal! (Speech)
4.1: Who’s the Boss? Leaders, Managers, and Leadership Styles (Business)
5.1: Two Artistic Tributes: The Vietnam Memorial and the AIDS Quilt (Art Appreciation)
6.1: “Hold It! You Can Recycle That!” Recycling: A Twenty-First Century Necessity (Environmental Science)
7.2: The Right to Vote: Valued but Underutilized (Government)
8.3: You? A Millionaire? Yes! (Business)
All new examples of the chapter features presented in Chapter 10.
New Assignment Sheet and Progress Record
New Reading Skills and Competencies Chart
Ten new Essential Skills Review Tests
Expanded sections on interpreting visual aids in Chapter 10, as well as new photographs, cartoons, and other visuals throughout the text.
Connect Reading 3.0 supports complete reading curriculum from reading skills to active reading strategies using adaptive technology to address a wide range of reading levels. This total course solution provides revolutionary learning technology to better support course redesign with several toolsets.
Systematic Approach: New Worlds offers a systematic approach to essential comprehension skills. Part II (Chapters 3-7) presents basic comprehension skills that students then practice and use cumulatively throughout the text (i.e., scaffolding). This thorough, logical approach helps students to bootstrap themselves into comprehension of textbook material. Part III (Chapters 8-9) focuses on reading and thinking critically. These two parts comprise the important comprehension core of the text. Part I (Chapters 1-2) focuses on getting a successful start in college and developing a college-level vocabulary. Part IV (Chapters 10-11) introduces basic study skills.
Competencies for State Reading Tests: New Worlds addresses the four essential competency areas on most state reading tests (such as the Texas THEA Test and the Florida CLAST Test):Vocabulary Skills Basic Comprehension Skills Critical Reading Skills Study Skills
Clear explanations of each skill and understandable examples.
Scores of textbook excerpts for application of reading and study skills.
“It’s Your Call” feature in Chapter 1 that refers students to more complete discussions of study skills and test-preparation skills that appear later in the book, should they wish to explore them in depth at the beginning of the semester.
An extensive, thorough, 7-chapter Comprehension Core: basic comprehension skills (Chapters 3 to 7) and critical reading and thinking skills (Chapters 8 and 9).
Approximately 50 brief embedded exercises for on-the-spot application of new skills presented in the chapters.
Other Things to Keep in Mind, a short section in each chapter that presents additional pointers and supplemental information related to the chapter skill(s).
A Chapter Review Card activity for every chapter.
Twenty-one Test Your Understanding Exercises in Chapters 2 to 10. Some contain objective (multiple-choice) items; others require fuller written responses.
Twenty-seven full-length Reading Selections (three in each of the first nine chapters).
Two Chapter-length Reading Selections (in Chapters 10 and 11).
Feature Category/Need :
: Comprehension and Vocabulary Quizzes for the 27 reading selections in Ch. 1 to 9. These 20-item quizzes contain 4 sections:
Comprehension: 5 types of questions an instructor would expect students to be able to answer after reading this selection.
Vocabulary-in-Context: 5 questions that test the ability to use context clues to determine the meaning of words.
Word Structure: 5 questions that test the ability to use word-structure clues to help determine meaning. Students learn the meaning of the root word and apply the meaning to other words with a similar root.
Reading Skills Application: 5 questions test the ability to apply various reading skills to material in this selection. These questions appear on standardized reading tests, exit tests, and state-mandated basic skills tests.
For every chapter reading selection, Annotation Practice Exercises and Respond in Writing exercises that integrate writing and reading by calling for written responses and the formulation of the selection’s overall main idea.
Twenty-question Practice Chapter Quiz for the chapter-length 11-1 reading selection, “Information Technology, the Internet, and You.” This provides students with an opportunity to test their comprehension and retention of material presented in the selection.
One or more websites for each reading selection so students can read more about the selection’s topic or author, along with suggested keywords to use with online search engines.
Cumulative review and continued application of skills taught in the comprehension core.
Presentation of vocabulary and study skills as they relate to learning from college textbooks and other college-level materials.
Comprehension monitoring questions for reading comprehension, critical reading, and critical thinking are featured throughout the book in the margins.
Coverage of the skills typically included on standardized reading tests, exits test, and state-mandated reading competency tests.