Painless Reading Comprehension

Painless Reading Comprehension

Darolyn "Lyn" Jones


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Learning at home is now the new normal. Need a quick and painless refresher? Barron’s Painless books make learning easier while you balance home and school. 

Reading comprehension gets easier as students learn what kind of reader they are, discover how to keep facts in their head, and much more.

Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.


Darolyn "Lyn" Jones:
About the Author
Darolyn “Lyn” Jones
Fishers, IN

Darolyn “Lyn” Jones  Ed.D. earned her doctoral degree in educational studies from Ball State University. She has a M.S. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University at Bloomington and a B.A. in English and English Secondary Education from Purdue University. Jones currently teaches English education, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition at Ball State University. While at Ball State, Jones has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award (EXIT), the Top Diversity Research and Publication Award two years in a row, won the Accessibility Faculty Member of the year award, twice awarded the Ball State Difference Maker of the Month Award, and has been nominated for the Robert O’Foster Faculty award. She has also served as a peer editor for the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) critical journal, English Journal, for 10 years and has been a guest editor for Duke University’s, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.

About the Publisher 
In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. 

People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides.

80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.