Terence W. Cavanaugh
This book was created to assist students with their understanding of how science occurs in Florida. When teaching science or any subject it’s important to remember to begin with the concrete and then move to the abstract. I have found that it has helped my students when I begin by teaching science concepts in a concrete manner and expand from there. For example, when I taught about topographic maps, the students were much more successful in their learning when I started with local topographic maps that included the school and the surrounding area than with places that had mountains or the Grand Canyon. This book is to support concrete teaching as it involves and applies facts and descriptions about tangible objects and actions that can be found in Florida, ones that they have likely seen, or applies to them and their surroundings.
Arthur Conan Doyle and Terence W. Cavanaugh
Welcome to the reading strategy enhanced version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book, The Hound of the Baskervilles, this book has been redesigned to help you with this famous fictional work.
If you have been having trouble understanding what is going on when you read a book, then it is important to change the way you read a book. This book should help you practice with a number of strategies as you read with purpose and become an active reader. To read with a purpose you will have things to be thinking about as you begin to read a chapter and activities to do to help you better understand what you have read. Put together, these activities are useful in helping you practice, access, and organize information and better understanding your reading.
When you are Reading with Purpose, that means doing more than just reading the words in a chapter or section and hoping that you understand or remember it, but instead you start by thinking about what and why you are reading, even before you start reading. You might be thinking about what you already know about the book, predicting what you think a chapter is about, or looking for specific things like setting elements of where and when the story is taking place. The ideas here are to make your reading more active by you doing things about what you are reading. These activities help give you a purpose in your reading. For example let's start with why you are reading this book. I’m reading The Hound of the Baskervilles.....
- to practice my reading
- to get a good grade in my class
- to pass the test about the book
- to learn about gardening
- for my own pleasure
- I heard about the story and it sounded fun
- because it looked interesting
- because I’m bored
Did any of those reasons fit for why you are about to begin reading this book? If so then you have identified your reading purpose for this book and have done a reading strategy - you have stated your purpose in reading this book.
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