Painless Reading Comprehension

Painless Reading Comprehension

by Darolyn "Lyn" Jones Ed.D.

Paperback(Third Edition)

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Reading comprehension gets easier as students learn what kind of reader they are, discover how to keep facts in their head, and much more.

Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438007694
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Series: Barron's Painless
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 306,070
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 Heading Attitudes and Patterns 1

What Kind of Reader Are You? 3

Types of Readers 4

Becoming a Better Reader 7

Chapter 2 Preparations for Reading 9

What Should I Do Before I Start Reading? 11

Reading Organizers 15

Warm Up for Reading 24

Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions 26

Chapter 3 Your Reading Voices 31

What If I Don't Understand What I Am Reading? 33

Be a Good Reader 33

Using Reading Organizers 36

How Teens Read 50

Chapter 4 Decoding Versus Reading 55

Do You Really Get What You Are Reading? 57

How Do You Connect with the Words? 58

Flag Words 59

Help with Vocabulary 66

Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle 69

Staircase to Vocabulary Success 76

Chapter 5 Keeping What You Read in Your Head 85

What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading? 87

Skimming for Information 88

Rereading Part of the Text 91

Raising Questions Aids Your Reading 102

Chapter 6 Different Types of Reading 113

How Do I Read for Information Versus Reading for Fun? 115

How Is the Textbook Set Up? 118

Preparing for What's Next 121

The SQ3R Method 126

Textbook Response Sheet 132

Chapter 7 Reading Strategies 147

How Can Reading and Graphic Organizers Help? 149

Before, During, and After You Read 149

The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce 150

Practicing with Reading and Graphic Organizers 152

Chapter 8 Books, Books, and More Books 177

I Can't Find a Good Book to Read! 179

Books That Interest Teens 183

Chapter 9 Further Reading for Teachers and Parents 193

Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway? 195

Improvement Strategies 197

Works Citied 205

Index 206

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