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I agree. My favorites are McWhorter's Guide to College Reading, Langan's Ten
Steps  and frankly, there is a great book on reading by the Princeton Review
called Reading Smart. 

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From: Leahy, Mary [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: Devlopmental Reading Textbooks

Well, there is no one textbook I absolutely love, but Brenda Smith and
Kathleen McWhorter (ABLongman Publishers) have some decent texts. We've also
been reading Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos. Students seem to love this
real-life story of an English professor in New York who was arrested for
smuggling drugs and was sent to prison for some time when he was in his
twenties. He eventually went on to realize his life dream of becoming a
writer. This story helps us address students' epistemological beliefs about
learning and the issue of transfer of responsibility. I also add in some
chapters from the textbooks used in the various disciplines at my college.
We use those chapters to discuss how reading strategies vary depending on
the type of reading or discipline. I hope this helps.

Mary


Mary C. Leahy
Assoc. Professor, English and
Coordinator, Developmental Reading and Writing
College of DuPage
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals on behalf of Joan
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Sent: Sat 6/24/2006 12:55 PM
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Subject: Devlopmental Reading Textbooks
 
I have yet to choose a textbook for my developmental reading class. Has
anyone used a book they loved? The reading levels range 7-10 approximately.
I'm also looking for ideas for trade books as well. 
 
 
 
Joan E. Dillon Ed.D
College Reading/Dev. Reading/Study Skills Instructor
Bloomsburg University
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