Synopses & Reviews
With the dual focus of equipping students to interact with academic texts and helping them acquire vital academic vocabulary, Inside Reading gives students the tools they need to succeed in their academic courses.
Inside Reading approaches the goal of academic readiness from several directions:
* High-interest texts from academic content areas, such as psychology, engineering, the arts, computer science, and biology.
* Reading skills relevant to the academic classroom, such as inference, working with graphs and tables, annotation, and recognizing context clues.
* Systematic acquisition of the entire Academic Word List (AWL) through targeted varied receptive and productive activities, including work with word families, collocations, multiple meanings, and usage idiosyncrasies.
Students can take their learning further with the electronic workbook included in their student book. It offers a variety of vocabulary exercises designed to deepen knowledge of and ability to use the targeted AWL words appropriately.
This Instructor's pack contains the answer key for Inside Reading 4 along with a test generator CD-ROM. The test generator contains one test per unit from the level 4 book. Each test consists of a reading passage related to the topic of the unit, which features the target vocabulary. This is followed by reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. Teachers can use each unit's test in full or customize it in a variety of ways.
About the Author
Series Director Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman is an associate professor of TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the TESOL Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton, USA. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California where she specialized in language, literacy and learning and completed a dissertation on second language vocabulary acquisition. Her publications have appeared in a variety of journals including Text, TESOL Quarterly, CATESOL Journal, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition and in edited collections including Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Language in Use (papers from the Georgetown Roundtable) and Directions in Applied Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Robert B Kaplan. She is the series editor of a reading and vocabulary textbook series and a textbook for vocabulary teachers, both published by Oxford University Press. Her publications focus on Second Language vocabulary acquisition. Visit her website at http://hssfaculty.fullerton.edu/mll/cbzimmerman/index1.html#