Reading for results

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Houghton Mifflin, Apr 19, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 765 pages
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The mid-level text of Flemming's successful series, Reading for Results hones students' comprehension skills and introduces them to the basics of critical reading. Featuring the author's trademark high-interest reading selections—including multi-paragraph readings to prepare students for college-level texts—this developmental text motivates students to complete numerous exercises and tests, while simultaneously fostering the idea that reading is a stimulating and exciting activity in its own right.

  • Step by step, students learn strategies for improving their vocabulary and using SQ3R, a well-known system for how to effectively survey, question, read, recite, and recall material from college textbooks.
  • Basic reading skills include how to find main ideas; draw inferences; locate supporting details; and understand charts, graphs, and tables.
  • Two chapters are devoted to patterns of development, one on recognizing patterns in paragraphs and one on combining patterns in paragraphs and longer readings.

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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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