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2nd Edition
Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, Ed.D. - All books by this author

Painless Series - All books in this series

Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. Reading Comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author’s key questions about their own reading habits. For example: “What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?” and “How can they keep the facts they read in their head?” The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions.

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Table of Contents:
  • Chapter One: Reading Attitudes and Patterns
    What Kind of Reader Are You?
    Types of Readers
    Becoming a Better Reader
  • Chapter Two: Preparations for Reading
    What Should I Do Before I Start Reading?
    Graphic Organizers
    Warm Up for Reading
    Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Chapter Three: Your Reading Voices
    What If I Don’t Understand What I Am Reading?
    Be a Good Reader
    Using Graphic Organizers
    How Teens Read
  • Chapter Four: Decoding Versus Reading
    Do You Really Get What You Are Reading?
    How Do You Connect with the Words?
    Flag Words
    Help with Vocabulary
    Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle
    Staircase to Vocabulary Success
  • Chapter Five: Keeping What You Read in Your Head
    What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading?
    Skimming for Information
    Rereading Part of the Text
    Raising Questions Aids Your Reading
  • Chapter Six: Different Types of Reading
    How Do I Read for Information Versus Reading for Fun?
    How Is the Textbook Set Up?
    Preparing for What’s Next
    The SQ3R Method
    Textbook Response Sheet
  • Chapter Seven: Reading Strategies
    How Can Graphic Organizers Help?
    Before, During, and After You Read
    The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce
    Practicing with Graphic Organizers
  • Chapter Eight: Books, Books, and More Books
    I Can’t Find a Good Book to Read!
    Books That Interest Teens
  • Chapter Nine: Further Reading for Teachers and Parents
    Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway?
    Improvement Strategies
  • Works Cited
  • Index


Paperback / 224 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2012


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