Read Ahead: Bk. 2

Read Ahead: Bk. 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 more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 198.12 x 251.46 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 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 more

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 similesshow more

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