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Essentials of Reading: Strategies and Practice for High School and College Readers

Author(s): Nicole Y Strange Martin, Althea Duren

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 278

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Essentials of Reading: Strategies and Practice for High School and College Readers is written for the purpose of providing quality exercises and passages in a graded level format. The authors have a combined experience of over half a century of classroom instruction in reading education at the pre- and post secondary levels. This book is designed for use by high-schoolers and college freshmen learners.

Chapter 1 Stated Main Idea, Supporting Details,

Transitions/Relationships

Chapter 2 Implied Main Idea, Inferences, Purpose and Tone

Chapter 3 Argument, Fact and Opinion

Chapter 4 Intermediate Exercises

Reading: America’s Four Gods: What we say about God—and

What that says about us “America’s Four Gods”

Paul Froese and Christopher Bader

Reading Grade Level: 9.4

Reading: Drugs: A Healthy Understanding “Underage Drinking”

Larry Latterman

Reading Grade Level: 9.9

Reading: Training for Life: A Practical Guide “Seven Trends

that Affect You and Your Work” Fred Hecklinger

and Bernadette Black

Reading Grade Level: 10.8

Reading: Life Skills for the University and Beyond “Whole-Brain

Learning” Earl Ginter and Ann Shanks Glauser

Reading Grade Level: 11.2

Reading: Dancing from the Heart “Dance as Art and Entertainment”

Kara Cross

Reading Grade Level: 11.2

Contents

Chapter 5 Advanced Exercises

Reading: Philosophy: A Concise Introduction

“What Do Philosophers Do?” Kurt Mosser

Reading Grade Level: 11.3

Reading: Open for Business “Ethical Behavior in Business”

Brock Williams and Dane Galden

Reading Grade Level: 11.6

Reading: Teaching Students with Special Needs “Teaching

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

Disorder” Christopher O’Brien & John Beattie

Reading Grade Level: 11.9

Reading: American Government “Individual Voting Behavior”

Chapman Rackway

Reading Grade Level: 12.1

Reading: Group Behavior in Organizations “Group Conflict in

Organizations” Susan Losh

Reading Grade Level: 12.5

Short Story: “An Orchestrated Beginning” Alda Noronha-Nimmo

Play Excerpt: Excerpt from Gospel Musical May The Circle

Be Unbroken Lehman Beneby

Poem: “Disconnecting . . .” Alda Noronha-Nimmo

“Ava Celina” Alda Noronha-Nimmo

Reading MATTERS

“Read Your World” Alda Noronha-Nimmo

Answer Key

References

Index

Nicole Y Strange Martin

Nicole Yvette Strange-Martin, Ed.D. is Professor of Education and Dean of the School of Education at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She is the former Chair of the Department of Reading and Literacy Studies at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She has over twenty years of experience in higher education. Dr. Strange-Martin teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral literacy courses and serves on doctoral dissertation committees. In her professional career span, she has served as Graduate Reading Coordinator at Chicago State University (Chicago, IL), a remedial reading instructor and writing coach in the English Language & Culture D epartment at Delaware Technical and Community College (Wilmington, DE). Dr. Strange-Martin was also as a middle and high school English teacher with the Christina School District (Newark, DE). In addition, Dr. Strange-Martin has served as an independent literacy consultant with The  Pleasont Group Reading Specialists, Inc. in Chicago, IL. She also worked closely with teachers in the  Philadelphia School System as a Reading Supervisor, Team-Teacher, and Student Mentor. Dr. Strange-Martin began her undergraduate studies at Spelman College (Atlanta, GA). She earned an Ed.D. from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), a M.S. in Middle Grades Education, and a B.A. in English from Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA). Dr. Strange-Martin has presented at peer-reviewed international and national conferences in Hawaii, China, and England as well as participated in state and local presentations, workshops, and seminars. In addition, she has an extensive list of peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Strange-Martin has also taught graduate courses off-shore in Freeport, Bahamas and presented literacy workshops to students and teachers in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Her research interests include: bidialectal students, remedial reading, culturally responsive literacy practices, generational family literacies, literacy traditions of minority students, and effective reading strategies for bi-dialectal students. She is a dedicated wife and a proud mother to her son, Aiden. 

Althea Duren

Althea Duren, Ed.D., is former Assistant Professor of Reading in the School of Education of the historically black Florida Memorial University, located in Miami Gardens, FL. One of the few native Miamians, she also taught remedial reading and teacher education courses at Miami Dade College and Florida International University for several years. Her current assignment is Elementary School Counselor for the Miami-Dade County Public School System, with past work experiences as classroom teacher and Reading Coach. She obtained her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Education from Florida International University, and holds teaching certificates in Elementary Education, (grades 1–6), Guidance and Counseling, (Prekindergarten–Grade 12), Primary Education, (grades K-3), and Reading (grades K-12). No other accomplishments surpass that of being the wife of her beloved husband for close to forty years, the blessed mother of three, and the proud grandmother of one.

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