Reading for Results,
13th Edition

Laraine E. Flemming

ISBN-13: 9781305500525 | ISBN-10: 1305500520

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 784 pages

List Price USD $89.95


Compelling readings. Innovative writing assignments. Research-based explanations and exercises. READING FOR RESULTS, 13th Edition, includes all the trademark features you've come to expect from this leader in developmental reading instruction. Known for her ability to turn abstract reading theory into concrete reading practice, Laraine Flemming is back with a host of new explanations, exercises, and assignments that show students how to read and respond to textbook reading. This edition features brand new pointers on screen reading, numerous new writing assignments, expanded instruction on interpreting visual aids, more emphasis on a multi-sensory approach to learning, increased focus on evaluating web information, and much more.

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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 laflemm@comcast.net or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.

  • A Host of New Topical Readings: From its first appearance on the market, READING FOR RESULTS has been lauded for reading selections that keep even the most reluctant readers glued to the page. This edition is no exception, and the range of topics is lively and diverse. Among the numerous new topics covered are the origin of Emoji, the scary results of Stanley Milgram's notorious obedience experiments, the enforced enrollment of native-Americans in reservation schools, and the complicated struggle to maintain one's privacy while going public on the Web.
  • Brand New Pointers on Screen Reading: Research comparing reading from print books vs. reading from screens frequently shows a drop of comprehension when students read on screen. The 13th edition makes use of those studies by suggesting strategies for screen reading that will help students switch from paper to screen without missing a beat.
  • Influenced by New Research on the Workings of the Brain: The decades-old idea that learning increases when readers activate several senses at the same time--reading, writing, and reciting aloud--has gained additional credence from current learning research. Guided by these findings, READING FOR RESULTS includes numerous, new visual aids that enhance the text's explanations. It also places more emphasis on learning by taking a multi-sensory approach.
  • Increased Focus on Evaluating Web Information: Research suggests that students haven't completely mastered how to search for and evaluate information found on the Web. Chapter 1 now includes a revised explanation and a new exercise focusing on website evaluation.
  • More on Visual Aids: Research shows that inexperienced readers tend to skip visual aids, not realizing why ignoring visual aids is a huge mistake. The new edition shows students, step-by-step, how to interpret the graphs, charts, and photos they encounter in their reading.
  • New Argument Diagrams for Revision Analysis: To help students master argument structure as writers, Chapter 12 introduces new diagrams that encourage students to visualize their evidence, consider its relevance, and imagine the question readers might pose in response.
  • Completely Revised Chapter on the Terms "General" and "Specific": Chapter 3, "Looking for Specific Topics and General Main Ideas," now forges a stronger link between understanding the terms "general" and "specific" and shows students how to use that understanding to identify the key elements of a paragraph or reading. Chapter 3 also makes greater use of diagrams to visually echo explanations in the text.
  • A Host of New "From Reader to Writer" Assignments: Many students don't understand that reading is always a collaborative enterprise, with writers leaving clues that enable readers to recreate the writer's message. Each chapter in this edition contains numerous new "From Reader to Writer" assignments asking readers to take on the role of writer and make use of the very cues and clues they just learned about as readers.
  • Reading Tips throughout the chapters provide brief active-reading strategies that help students apply skills such as making inferences, determining main ideas, and note taking.
  • Vocabulary Checks at the end of every chapter review the words defined in the chapter.
  • Check Your Understanding quizzes ask students to recall the key points from the chapter.

Table of Contents

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1. Strategies for Learning from Textbooks.
2. Building Word Power.
3. Looking for Specific Topics and General Main Ideas.
4. Getting to the Point of Paragraphs.
5. Getting to the Point of Longer Readings.
6. Focusing on Supporting Details in Paragraphs.
7. Focusing on Supporting Details in Longer Readings.
8. Focusing on Inferences in Paragraphs.
9. Understanding the Role of Inferences in Longer Readings.
10. Learning from Organizational Patterns in Paragraphs.
11. Combining Patterns in Paragraphs and Longer Readings.
12. Responding to Persuasive Writing.
Putting It All Together.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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