Read Ahead 2

Read Ahead 2

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Integrating life and academic skills to address a broad range of student needs is one of today?s most challenging aspects of teaching. Read Ahead 2 helps intermediate-level students acquire skills necessary for independent reading and academic success, while also offering valuable life and work preparation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 198.12 x 251.46 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 013111784X
  • 9780131117846

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What makes an election free and fair? How do you research a job online? What keeps employees happy and makes for good business? How do video games affect us?

Read Ahead 2: Reading and Life Skills Development helps intermediate students build academic, life, and work skills crucial for success. Engaging readings and classroom-tested activities promote natural and purposeful language use. Informed by Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards, Read Ahead 2 helps students communicate with confidence, make informed decisions, and take responsibility for thier learning.

Features A variety of text styles and topics relevant to contemporary issues expands literacy and keeps students engaged. Reading, vocabulary, and life skills are presented and recycled throughout the text. Writing prompts and guided online activities allow students to connect the readings to their own experiences and to expand their content knowledge.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Global Village



Readings

Welcome to the Global Village (expository)

The Importance of Nonverbal Communication (expository)

Brown Eyes - Blue Eyes (short story)

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Identifying paragraph topics





Chapter 2 Safety Matters



Readings

Fire Safety 101 (expository)

Fire Safety at Ashton Apartments (informational flyer)

Be Safe, Not Sorry! (short story)

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Finding main ideas

Predicting

Scanning for details

Recognizing a sequence of events





Chapter 3 Voting Counts



Readings

Are All Elections Fair? (expository)

It's Time to Change! (flyer - persuasive)

The Future Is Bright! (flyer - persuasive)

A Question of Citizenship (expository)

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Finding main ideas

Predicting

Distinguishing facts from opinions





Chapter 4 Leaders of Yesterday



Readings

King Hussein of Jordan (expository - chronological)

Indira Gandhi (expository - chronological)

Nelson Mandela (expository - chronological)

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Identifying supporting details

Identifying and using time phrases

Distinguishing facts from opinions

Recognizing time clauses

Paraphrasing

Highlighting





Chapter 5 The Science of Weather



Readings

Today's Weather (journalism)

The Science of Meteorology

The Anatomy of a Hurricane (expository)

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Identifying the main idea

Identifying supporting details

Scanning for details

Highlighting main ideas and supporting details





Chapter 6 Employment Issues



Readings

Looking to the Future: Online Resources for Tomorrow's Jobs (expository)

Help Wanted (newspaper ads)

Where Do I Start? (dialogue)

Irina's Resume

Reading Skills

Previewing a reading

Interpreting charts and numbers

Scanning for details





Chapter 7 Business World



Readings

What's in a Paycheck? (paycheck statement)

Happy Employees = Good Business (expository)

Profit at a Price (expository)

Reading Skills

Understanding cause and effect relationships





Chapter 8 Art and Entertainment



Readings

Video Games: A Powerful New Kid on the Block (expository)

Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings (review)

Another Day at the Office (short story)

Reading Skills

Using information from other sources

Predicting

Recognizing comparisons

Predicting and inferring information

Understanding similes
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