Reading for Results

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Houghton Mifflin Company, Jul 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 650 pages
Reading for Results features selections that sharpen students' reading skills and encourage them to become careful and committed readers. In addition to getting vocabulary pointers and using SQ3R, students learn how to find main ideas, locate supporting details, draw appropriate inferences, recognize patterns of development, understand visual aids, and read more critically.End-of-chapter readings allow students to practice their skills on both paragraphs and longer, multi-paragraph selections.The Getting Focused CD-ROM, developed by Laraine and Ulrich Flemming, offers students a carefully sequenced program of explanations, exercises, tests, and tutorials.

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Defining the Terms General
Understanding the Difference Between General and Specific
Relating the General to the Specific

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About the author (2001)

After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at or by visiting her website at

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