A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills

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9780201500790: A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills

This practical resource book offers a fresh start to teachers struggling with how to teach reading to ESL students. Comprehensive yet concise in its presentation, A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills combines research and theory with classroom application. The principles outlined apply to students of any age and language proficiency who already have basic decoding abilities.

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This revision of the classical practical handbook A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills combines reading theory with practical classroom application. An invaluable resource to the reading teacher, teacher-in-training, or administrator who wants to stress quality reading comprehension instruction, the principles apply to teenage through adult learnerers who already have basic decoding skills.

 

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  • Part I defines the reading process, reviews recent research, and models an ESL/EFL reading course.
  • Part II outlines why and how to set up an extensive reading program.
  • Part III describes and models how to teach effective reading skills.
  • Part III also includes intensive reading lessons that enable students to strategically apply reading skills.
  • Appendices include high frequency word lists and common collocations in academic texts.

 

About the Author:

 

Bea Mikulecky has an MA in TESOL and a Ph.D. in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. She extensively taught developmental reading in high schools and ESL reading in community colleges, where she also directed ESL programs. In addition to co-authoring the Reading Power series, Bea has trained teachers at Harvard University, Simmons College, and the Thorez Institute.

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