Book 2, Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success / Edition 1

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Overview

Exploring Content 2: Reading for Academic Success, by Lorraine C. Smith, engages English language learners in authentic academic content to help them succeed in college classes. Readings from college textbooks and supporting exercises teach students essential reading and study skills as well as academic and content vocabulary.

Features

  • Five units, consisting of two related chapters, explore the fields of human behavior, culture, the origins of modern science, Eastern and Western art, and cross-cultural psychology.
  • Fine art, photos, illustrations, and graphs enhance each reading and help students understand important information.
  • Reading and study skills are introduced throughout the book. These include previewing vocabulary and content, analyzing sentence meaning and text organization, understanding and creating graphic organizers, scanning and skimming, and writing summaries.
  • Unit follow-up activities, including writing assignments and Internet research, allow students to apply and extend what they have learned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131402003
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 12/17/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine C. Smith holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught ESL for 25 years on all levels, particularly the college level. She has co-authored six ESL reading skills texts and has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Professor Smith teaches in the M.A. TESOL/BE Program at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
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Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

About Exploring Content

to the Teacher

To the Student

About the Author

Unit 1 HOW DO ORGANISMS INTERACT WITH THE WORLD AROUND THEM?

Chapter 1 Behavior

  • Understanding Behavior
  • Instinctive Behavior and Learned Behavior

Chapter 2 Understanding Instinct and Learning

  • Instinct and Learned Compared
  • Instinct and Learning in the Same Organism

Unit 2 HOW IS OUR WORLD VIEW SHAPED BY OUR CULTURE?

Chapter 3 Defining and Exploring Culture

  • The Concept of Culture
  • A Model for the Study of Cultural Systems

Chapter 4 Nature Shaping Culture

  • Making the World View Real
  • The Processes of Culture Change

Unit 3 HOW DOES OUR PLACE IN HISTORY INFLUENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE?

Chapter 5 The Birth of Modern Science

· The Aristotelian Origins of Western Scientific Research

· The Seventeenth-Century Scientific Revolution

Chapter 6 Science and a New World View

  • Galileo Galilei’s Astronomical Observations
  • The New Science and the New Scientists

Unit 4 HOW DO CULTURE AND HISTORY INFLUENCE ART?

Chapter 7 The Rise of the Western Artist

  • Art and Artists in History
  • The Early Renaissance in Italy and Flanders

Chapter 8 The Foundations of Chinese Art

  • Art and Artists in China
  • Chinese Art: Landscape Painting

Unit 5 HOW DO WE EXPLAIN OUR SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES?

Chapter 9 Understanding People across Cultures

  • The Nature of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Approaches to Studying Human Behavior

Chapter 10 Theories of Human Motivation

  • Motivation and Behavior
  • Universal Mechanisms of Human Motivation

Index of Key Words and Phrases

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