ERIC Number: ED332148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Reading To Achieve: Strategies for Adult/College Learners.
Scales, Alice M.; Biggs, Shirley A.
This book addresses a wide range of reading needs by providing exercises that focus on comprehension and word strategies. It also provides an instructional process for meeting those needs. The instructional process is individualized, and is designed to: (1) assess initial reading competence; (2) direct learners to the chapters specifically related to their particular reading growth needs; (3) provide both learning and practice activities; and (4) encourage self-paced progress in chapters that give opportunities for self-evaluation. Introductory information in each chapter establishes the purpose for reading and completing activities and serves to motivate thoughtful participation. The book is designed to encourage reading for meaning. Chapter 1 provides for assessment of study-reading behaviors. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on getting meaning, or communicating with the writer. Chapters 4 and 6 provide instruction in identifying and understanding word meanings and their relationships. Developing sensitivity to various language styles is the focus of chapter 5. Chapter 7 provides a model for organizing and using a study-reading system, and chapter 8 assesses the knowledge and skills gained from studying chapters 2 and 7. Answers to each chapter's activities are at the end of the book. (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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Note: Published by Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company; out of print.