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ACTOR: Key to Efficient Reading

Author(s): Victoria Rey

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 244

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ACTOR: Key to Efficient Reading is designed to enable college students to become focused, engaged and productive readers before, during and after reading. This book is divided into twelve chapters that include the skills and strategies that can help students cope with the demands of reading college materials, completing reading assignments and taking reading tests. The first chapter explains the causes of poor comprehension, the steps in ACTOR (Activate, Connect, Trigger strategies, Organize ideas and Respond) and the strategies that students can follow to become an efficient reader. The rest of the chapters demonstrate how to use ACTOR in acquiring the reading skills and strategies that students need in thoroughly comprehending reading materials of different genres and varying difficulty and interest levels. Most of the informational texts that are included in this book were derived from newspapers, magazines and college textbooks such as Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Criminal Justice, Architecture, Dance, Literature, Music, Biology, Health, Archaeology, Music, Sustainability, Women Studies, Astronomy, Sociology, Arts, Digital Literacy and Career Planning. This book also includes inspirational stories that can benefit students in their life journeys.

Chapter 1: Using ACTOR in Reading
Importance of Reading
Causes of Poor Reading Comprehension
The Reading–Writing Connection
ACTOR and Efficient Reading
Reading Skills 8 Reading Strategies 
Review Questions
Chapter 2: Vocabulary Enhancement
Definition Clues
Punctuation Clues
Context Clues
Examples
Comparison
Contrast
Cause and Effect
General Sense
Mastery Tests
Word Parts
Mastery Tests
Introduction to the Digital Literacy Journey
What Is Criminology?
Chapter 3: Sentence Relationships
Example Words
Addition Words
Time Order Transitions
Comparison Words
Contrast Words
Cause and Effect Words
Mastery Tests
Managing Your Career in Today’s World
Chapter 4: Main Idea
Topic
General and Specific Topics
Stated Main Idea at the Beginning of the Paragraph
Stated Main Idea between the First and Last Sentences
Stated Main Idea at the End of the Paragraph
Stated Main Idea at the Beginning and End of the Paragraph
Mastery Tests
Implied Main Idea
Chapter 5: Supporting Details
Major Details
Major and Minor Details
Practice
Mastery Tests
Global Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
Chapter 6: Paragraph Patterns
List
Time
Definition and Example
Comparison 
Contrast 
Comparison and Contrast 
Description 
Spatial
Classification
Cause and Effect
Mastery Tests 
Developing Good Classroom Survival Tactics 
Reading Journal Guide (Informational Text)
Chapter 7: Inference 
Making Decisions
Figures of Speech 
Inference in Fiction 
Inference in Sayings or Quotes
Inference in Informational Texts
Mastery Tests
Stretch Your Dollar 
Chapter 8: Fact and Opinion
Fact
Opinion
Fact and Opinion
Mastery Tests
Obesity and Weight Management
Chapter 9: Purpose
General Purposes
Inform
Persuade
Entertain
Specific Purposes
Instruct
Describe
Compare
Contrast
Explain 
Narrate
Mastery Tests 
Sustainability Problems and Solutions 
Chapter 10: Tone 181 Words That Express Feelings 
Mastery Tests
A Hole in My Life
Chapter 11: Argument
Point or Position
Supports
Mastery Tests 
Turning Point
Reading Journal Guide (Inspirational Article/Story)
Chapter 12: Summing Up
ACTOR
Reading Skills and Strategies 
Tips on Taking a Reading Test
Mastery Tests 
Index

Victoria Rey

Related ISBN's: 9781524955601, 9781524955687

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