Reading and all that jazz: tuning up your reading, thinking, and study skills

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McGraw-Hill, Jul 23, 2002 - Education - 592 pages
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Designed to help students become jazzed about reading, this introductory-to-intermediate reading text provides motivating and engaging readings selected to grab the reader's attention. Reading and All That Jazz also features clear explanations and a wide variety of well-developed practice exercises designed to provoke genuine thinking, interpretation, and even some improvisation on the part of the student and the instructor. The theme of jazz emphasizes a positive, exciting, personally involved approach to reading and learning.

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Contents

ParN Getting a Handle on College i
20
How We LearnFinding Out about Ourselves
28
Discovering Meaning through Structure
75
New Aunt Caroline Implied Main Idea Practice
102
Determining an Authors Purpose
123
Letter to Olivia by Mel AllenThereve been nights when Ive been
145
Transition Words and Patterns of Organization
165
New Listing Pattern
182
Unit 4
344
Modes of Organization
351
Parr S Reading Critically
377
from Superstitions Help Us Cope by Patricia WenMost
390
A Birthday Party by Katharine Brush
416
New Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing
427
Propaganda Techniques
435
Communication textbook Celebrity Endorsements Can Mean
441

Out of Control by William Nack and Lester MunsonWhy
200
Interpreting What We Read
207
Thomas Broderick by Tom BrokawTom Broderick in so many
234
Unit 2
240
Figurative Language
247
Excerpt from The Best of Ann Landers
256
Tone
285
Hurts RentAGun by Art BuchwaldThere are a lot of people
304
On Aging by Maya Angelou
329
Unit 3 308
451
Evaluating the Evidence
457
The Substance Abuse and Crime
466
New Andrea YatesThe Yates Tragedy
473
Becoming Ready for ContentArea Classes
479
Word Parts and Review
492
New Venn Diagram
501
Appendices 515
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About the author (2002)

Dr. Mather earned his B.A. in Government from the University of the Redlands, his M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. in Reading from California State Univeristy, Los Angeles, and his 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 twenty years. 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 twenty 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.