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Spotlight on Reading Volume II

Author(s): Shirley Wachtel, Helena Swanicke

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2011

Pages: 544

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Spotlight on Reading is an innovative college textbook for students in need of remediation in reading to meet the challenges posed by college-level courses.

This three-volume text covers the span of students struggling at 5th & 6th grade reading levels (including ESL students and those with learning disabilities) to those ready to tackle freshman composition classes.

Students are motivated by biographies of celebrities whom they are probably familiar with, as well as other celebrities whose stories and contributions they should know. Pull-out SQ3R cards reinforce essential study skills throughout each text. These comprehensive texts also provide vocabulary reinforcement throughout, as well as units covering newspaper and literature comprehension.

The books have been tested in several classrooms, and students and teachers have remarked on the ease of use with clear language to promote literal, critical, and affective reading skills in the classroom. Both of the authors are currently teaching and using the books successfully in their classrooms. Click here to see how reading scores improved in their classrooms after using Spotlight on Reading. The authors are also open and excited to give workshops for the use of the books.

Spotlight on Reading:

  • motivates students
  • relevant to their lives
  • reinforces beneficial study skills
  • promotes understanding
  • promotes daily reading

Spotlight on Reading is an innovative college textbook for students in need of remediation in reading to meet the challenges posed by college-level courses.

This three-volume text covers the span of students struggling at 5th & 6th grade reading levels (including ESL students and those with learning disabilities) to those ready to tackle freshman composition classes.

Students are motivated by biographies of celebrities whom they are probably familiar with, as well as other celebrities whose stories and contributions they should know. Pull-out SQ3R cards reinforce essential study skills throughout each text. These comprehensive texts also provide vocabulary reinforcement throughout, as well as units covering newspaper and literature comprehension.

The books have been tested in several classrooms, and students and teachers have remarked on the ease of use with clear language to promote literal, critical, and affective reading skills in the classroom. Both of the authors are currently teaching and using the books successfully in their classrooms. Click here to see how reading scores improved in their classrooms after using Spotlight on Reading. The authors are also open and excited to give workshops for the use of the books.

Spotlight on Reading:

  • motivates students
  • relevant to their lives
  • reinforces beneficial study skills
  • promotes understanding
  • promotes daily reading

Diagnostic Test

UNIT 1 WHAT ARE MY READING SKILLS?

Chapter 1 What Kind of Learner Are You?

Chapter 2 Active Reading and Active Learning

UNIT 2 HOW CAN I LEARN BETTER?

Chapter 3 Study Skills—SQ3R

Chapter 4 Summaries, Outlining, Maps

UNIT 3 HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY VOCABULARY?

Chapter 5 Vocabulary in Context

Chapter 6 Word Parts and Dictionary Skills

UNIT 4 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Chapter 7 The Main Idea

Chapter 8 Rhetorical Modes

UNIT 5 HOW CAN I READ BETWEEN THE LINES?

Chapter 9 Fact vs. Opinion

Chapter 10 Intent, Attitude, and Tone

UNIT 6 HOW CAN I EVALUATE WHAT I READ?

Chapter 11 Bias

Chapter 12 Propaganda

UNIT 7 HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE WORLD THROUGH

NEWSPAPERS?

Chapter 13 Newspaper Comprehension

Chapter 14 Opinions in the News

UNIT 8 DOES THAT STORY MAKE SENSE?

Chapter 15 Narratives

Chapter 16 Narrative Strategies

UNIT 9 CAN I REALLY ENJOY READING POETRY?

Chapter 17 Analogies and Figures of Speech

Chapter 18 Poetic Figures of Speech and Imagery

UNIT 10 HOW HAVE MY READING SKILLS IMPROVED?

Chapter 19 Test-Taking Skills

Chapter 20 Creating Your Own Test

Final Assessment

Shirley Wachtel

Helena Swanicke

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