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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:
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Types of Readers
Becoming a Better Reader
What Should I Do Before I Start Reading?
Warm Up for Reading
Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
What If I Don’t Understand What I Am Reading?
Be a Good Reader
Using Graphic Organizers
How Teens Read
Do You Really Get What You Are Reading?
How Do You Connect with the Words?
Help with Vocabulary
Reading Context Clues and Solving the Puzzle
Staircase to Vocabulary Success
What Do I Do When I Am Finished Reading?
Skimming for Information
Rereading Part of the Text
Raising Questions Aids Your 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
How Can Graphic Organizers Help?
Before, During, and After You Read
The 3 Ds: Determine, Decide, and Deduce
Practicing with Graphic Organizers
I Can’t Find a Good Book to Read!
Books That Interest Teens
Why Do Teens Struggle with Reading Anyway?
Paperback / 224 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2012