Reading for a Reason Student Book 2: Expanding Reading Skills

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This three-level academic, theme-based reading series focuses on cross-cultural content and promotes critical thinking skills.

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  • Reading selections span fiction, non-fiction, news and magazine articles, interviews, maps, charts, web pages, quotations, and photo captions.
  • Reading passages reflect controlled word count and vocabulary and structure progression.
  • Skills are continually recycled to build student reading fluency, confidence, and mastery.
  • Units open with engaging photographs and questions to introduce the theme, provide academic focus, set chapter goals, and activate prior knowledge.
  • Before You Read activities stimulate background knowledge, focus on vocabulary presentation and practice, and introduce important expressions.
  • As You Read sections focus students on the main idea, offer timed readings to build fluency, and provide pair work activities to promote topic discussion and information processing.
  • A specific section in each unit focuses on Internet reseach.
  • Structured speaking activities help students further explore each unit theme.
  • Each unit concludes with three writing activities.

This is the intermediate level student book.

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About the Author:

Laurie Blass received an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESIL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught ESOL in the U.S. and France for 10 years, and has written several ESOL textbooks, including Mosaic I & II, A Content-Based Writing Book, Interactions Access: A Listening/Speaking Book, Task reading, Worldbeat, Reflections and Beyond and Let's Talk Business. Laurie has also worked as a freelance developmental editor for several ESOL publishers. She also designs and writes interactive CD-ROM and web content for educational software developers.

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