Table of Contents for Painless Reading Comprehension


Introduction v
Chapter One Reading Attitudes and Patterns
1(8)
What Kind of Reader Are You?
3(1)
Types of Readers
4(3)
Becoming a Better Reader
7(2)
Chapter Two Preparations for Reading
9(24)
What Should I Do Before I Start Reading?
11(4)
Graphic Organizers
15(9)
Warm Up for Reading
24(2)
Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
26(7)
Chapter Three Your Reading Voices
33(26)
What If I Don't Understand What I Am Reading?
35(1)
Be a Good Reader
35(3)
Using Graphic Organizers
38(15)
How Teens Read
53(6)
Chapter Four Decoding Versus Reading
59(28)
Do You Really Get What You Are Reading?
61(1)
How Do You Connect with the Words?
62(1)
Flag Words
63(7)
Help with Vocabulary
70(3)
Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle
73(7)
Staircase to Vocabulary Success
80(7)
Chapter Five Keeping What You Read in Your Head
87(26)
What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading?
89(1)
Skimming for Information
90(3)
Rereading Part of the Text
93(11)
Raising Questions Aids Your Reading
104(9)
Chapter Six Different Types of Reading
113(34)
How Do I Read for Information Versus Reading for Fun?
115(3)
How Is the Textbook Set Up?
118(3)
Preparing for What's Next
121(5)
The SQ3R Method
126(5)
Textbook Response Sheet
131(16)
Chapter Seven Reading Strategies
147(30)
How Can Graphic Organizers Help?
149(1)
Before, During, and After You Read
149(1)
The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce
150(2)
Practicing with Graphic Organizers
152(25)
Chapter Eight Books, Books, and More Books
177(16)
Different Types of Reading
113(66)
I Can't Find a Good Book to Read!
179(4)
Books That Interest Teens
183(10)
Chapter Nine Further Readings for Teachers and Parents
193(12)
Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway?
195(2)
Improvement Strategies
197(8)
Works Cited 205(1)
Index 206