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Reading for Today #5: Reading for Today Series 5: Topics for Today

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Publisher Comments:

Topics for Today is the fifth in a five-level academic skills program that systematically develops students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and comprehensive practice. The Reading for Today series teaches essential reading strategies like skimming, scanning, fact-finding, and paraphrasing, and gives students opportunities to talk and write about what they've read. The new edition of this best-selling series helps learners build solid skills for academic success!

Synopsis:

These best-selling, academic skills texts systematically develop students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and intensive practice. Students learn successful reading strategies and are further prompted to build proficiency in their writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Synopsis:

Topics for Today is the fifth in a five-level academic skills program that systematically develops students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and comprehensive practice. The Reading for Today series teaches essential reading strategies like skimming, scanning, fact-finding, and paraphrasing, and gives students opportunities to talk and write about what they've read. The new edition of this best-selling series helps learners build solid skills for academic success!

About the Author

Lorraine C. Smith has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has also taught TESOL Methods and Research courses at the graduate level. She has presented for 20 years at local, national, and international TESOL conferences. She holds Masters degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL, and earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition to coauthoring the Reading for Today series, she has written other ESL textbooks, journal articles and book chapters. She is currently the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Queens College of the City University of New York. Nancy Nici Mare received an MA in Applied Linguistics from CUNY Queens College, where she is an instructor at the English Language Institute. In addition to teaching all ESL skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, to students ranging from beginners to advanced, she has also served as a master teacher to many students in the practicum class in the MA Applied Linguistics program at QC. Recently, she developed an online advanced ESL writing course, which she subsequently taught to students in Vietnam. She is one of the two authors of the Reading for Today series that includes Themes, Insights, Issues, Concepts and Topics.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: SOCIETY: SCHOOL AND FAMILY. 1. Hop, skip...and software? 2. My Husband the Outsider. 3. Beyond Rivalry. UNIT 2: INFLUENCES ON OUR LIVES: NATURE VERSUS NURTURE. 4. Who Lives Longer? 5. The Mindset of Health. 6. Small Wonders. UNIT 3: TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICAL ISSUES. 7. Assisted Suicide: Multiple Perspectives. 8. Sales of Kidneys Prompt New Laws and Debate. 9. The Gift of Life: When One Body Can Save Another. UNIT 4: THE ENVIRONMENT. 10. Playing with Fire. 11. Wilder Places for Wild Things. 12. A Nuclear Graveyard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781413008111
Subtitle:
Topics for Today
Publisher:
Heinle ELT
Author:
Mare, Nancy Nici
Author:
Smith, Lorraine C.
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
Reading Skills
Copyright:
Series:
Reading for Today
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20040129
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.90x7.90x.60 in. 1.30 lbs.

Related Subjects

Education » Teaching » Reading and Writing
Languages » ESL » Reading and Writing

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"Synopsis" by , These best-selling, academic skills texts systematically develop students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and intensive practice. Students learn successful reading strategies and are further prompted to build proficiency in their writing, listening, and speaking skills.
"Synopsis" by , Topics for Today is the fifth in a five-level academic skills program that systematically develops students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and comprehensive practice. The Reading for Today series teaches essential reading strategies like skimming, scanning, fact-finding, and paraphrasing, and gives students opportunities to talk and write about what they've read. The new edition of this best-selling series helps learners build solid skills for academic success!
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