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Foundations of College Reading: An ESL Cultural Reader

Author(s): Constance Farley, Robert F Ciapetta

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016

Pages: 212

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Foundations of College Reading, third edition, a workbook for the high-beginner/low-intermediate English as a Second Language learner, employs a holistic approach to teaching the following skills: vocabulary acquisition, topics and main ideas, supporting details, signal words and patterns of organization, and inferences. Accordingly, it incorporates high interest essays on American history, culture, innovation, influence and resilience to enhance student mastery of these skills and to increase student understanding of American society.

This workbook can be used in both separate reading and integrated reading/writing courses. The vocabulary skills, as well as the six comprehension skills, are repeated in each successive unit of the workbook to reinforce the sequential language acquisition process. The text begins with a strong structural analysis and syntactical approach to vocabulary acquisition that leads into the topic/main idea/detail analysis of the accompanying essays, strongly reinforced in the closing chapters on signal words, patterns of organization, and inferences. Each unit builds upon the previous one through Academic Reading Skill Advancement Exercises, Critical Reading Skills Practices, and extended Vocabulary Exercises tied to each essay, enabling basic second language learners to gain greater fluency in English.

Foundations of College Reading: An ESL Cultural Reader:

  • Is an easy-to-use, consumable workbook with perforated pages that are easy to remove and hand in as assignments.
  • Integrates a preface for instructors that explains the structure, gives the theory behind the structure, and provides a schema for using the book.
  • Features five thematic units on U. S.  expansion, culture, innovation, influence and recovery.
  • Contains three relevant, high interest readings with pre and post reading activities for each unit.
  • Arranges five units sequentially by stages in English language acquisition: vocab, main ideas, details, patterns of organization, and inferences.
  • Contains skills practices in each language acquisition skill and comprehension questions for most of the readings.
  • Includes an Additional Practice section containing one more reading and additional exercises for each of  the first four units.
  • Features 19 three page Vocabulary Activities for ten words from each of the 19 readings containing five exercises each in the second half of the book.
  • Integrates a Mastery Word List section, first listing the 190 words by readings and then, second, listing them alphabetically with AWL & GSL designations.
  • Presents a wide variety of activities in each unit including multiple choice exercises, graphic organizers, T/F and chronology questions, and writing assignments.

Preface for Instructors

 Unit One

Theme—American Expansion I. Introduction

II. Academic Reading Skills Advancement—Dictionary Skills, Word Families, Vocabulary in Context, Word Parts, and Collocations

III. Reading One: Alaska—The Last Frontier

IV. Critical Reading Skills Practice

V. Reading Two: Jim Thorpe

VI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

Unit Two

Theme—American Culture

  1. Introduction
  2. Academic Reading Skills Advancement—Topics and Main Ideas
  3. Reading One: American Values
  4. Critical Reading Skills Practice
  5. Reading Two: Georgia O’Keeffe—Art Legend

VI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

Unit Three

Theme—American Innovation

I. Introduction

II. Academic Reading Skills Advancement—Supporting Details, Outlines, and Maps

III. Reading One: Science and Technology

IV. Critical Reading Skills Practice

V. Reading Two: Getting on Board

VI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

Unit Four

Theme—American Influence

I. Introduction

II. Academic Reading Skills Advancement—Signal Words and Patterns of Organization

III. Reading One: Technology Changes People’s Lives

IV. Critical Reading Skills Practice

V. Reading Two: Hip-Hop Culture

VI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

Unit Five

Theme—American Recovery

I. Introduction

II. Academic Reading Skills Advancement—Inferences

III. Reading One: Cars in America

IV. Critical Reading Skills Practice

V. Reading Two: The Google Guys

VI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

Additional Practice

I. Reading One: The Last Queen of Hawaii

II. Critical Reading Skills Practice

III. Vocabulary Exercise

IV. Reading Two: The Birdman of Alcatraz

V. Critical Reading Skills Practice

VI. Vocabulary Exercise

 

VII. Reading Three: Practice “Netiquette”: Be Kind While You’re Online

VIII. Critical Reading Skills Practice

IX. Vocabulary Exercise

X. Reading Four: A Perfect Lunar Landing

XI. Critical Reading Skills Practice

XII. Vocabulary Exercise

Master Word Lists

Master Word List by Readings

Master Vocabulary List

Vocabulary Exercises

Unit One

Unit Two

Unit Three

Unit Four

Unit Five

Constance Farley

Robert F Ciapetta

Related ISBN's: 9781465297891, 9781524900717

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