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I have used Bridging the Gap by Brenda Smith and Efficient and Flexible
Reading by Kathleen McWhorter and like them both very much.. They are for
fairly advanced students. I also use TIME magazine.






>Greetings,
>
>I have been asked to teach a freshman level entry course for students
>who score poorly on the Nelson Denny Reading Test.  The course was
>originally designed to address deficits in reading comprehension but has
>evolved into more of a study skills course over the past few years.  The
>desire on campus is to move back towards the original intent of the
>course - addressing reading needs in freshman, potentially at-risk,
>students.  While I have taught study skills courses and reading/writing
>courses in the past and have lots of great ideas, I am stumped as to
>where to start in terms of a textbook.  Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks for any help you can provide,
>Kim Folstein
>Director of the Academic Resource Center
>Mount Mary College
>Milwaukee, WI