Reading Power: Reading for Pleasure * Comprehension Skills * Thinking Skills * Reading Faster

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Now in a new edition, this four-level series continues to focus on a unique process methodology - encouraging students to develop a strategic approach and begin to view reading in English as a problem-solving activity rather than a translation exercise. With expanded emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and learning strategies, and updated Extensive reading sections, these new editions help students develop the multiple skills and strategies necessary for success.

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Reading Power, Third Edition, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook with a process approach to reading improvement. Its innovative design allows intermediate-level students to use four key sections concurrently to become better readers in school, college, or business.

  • Reading for Pleasure encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary.
  • Comprehension Skills emphasizes strategic reading skills, such as skimming, scanning, and recognizing topics and main ideas.
  • Thinking Skills provides targeted practice in inference and analytical skills.
  • Reading Faster features high-interest, nonfiction selections that help students build speed and flexibility in their reading.

New to the Third Edition:

  • A two-color design and user-friendly format
  • Updated content, additional readings, and an expanded list of suggested books for pleasure reading
  • Expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus
  • Separate Answer Key

Test booklets contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books.

About the Author:

Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher-trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. Bea Mikulecky is the author of A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills and co-author of the Reading Power series. 

Linda Jeffries hold a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, and at the University of Opole, in Poland. She currently resides in Italy, where she has taught EFL and academic writing at the University of Bologna and the University of Modena. Linda JEffries is co-author of the Reading Power series.

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