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ISBN-13 9780205119370ISBN-10 0205119379
ISBN-10 0205773842ISBN-13 9780205773848
Author(s): Chae Sweet
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 504

Chae Sweet's "Novel Strategies: Developing Reading Effectiveness with Literature" presents popular literary works to allow students to learn and apply their reading skills in the context of fiction and non-fiction.

Novel Strategies includes shorter literary works in the first section of the book, as students work to master specific reading skills, such as main idea or vocabulary. Part 2 offers a Reading Guide, which shows novel strategies in action, centered around three popular literary novels: "Three Cups of Tea," "The Kite Runner" and "Lost in the City." This textbook provides reading opportunities that foster preciselly the type of growth that is fundamental to effective reading and critical thinking.


Oftentimes a student comes to class stating that they have never read a book cover-to-cover before. Novel Strategies solves this problem: the overall organization, writing style, and focus on literature allows students to engage with various literary works and connect with literature -- oftentimes something that they have never done before.