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Themes for Today is the first in a five-level academic skills program that systematically develops students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and comprehensive practice. The Reading for Today series teaches essential reading strategies like skimming, scanning, fact-finding, and paraphrasing, and gives students opportunities to talk and write about what they've read. The new edition of this best-selling series helps learners build solid skills for academic success!
Unit 1 Language and Culture Chapter 1 Learning a Second language Chapter 2 The Best Place to Live Unit 2 Home and Family Chapter 3 The McCaugheys: An Unusual Family Chapter 4 A Musical Family Unit 3 Exercise and Fitness Chapter 5 the Importance of Exercise for Children Chapter 6 The New York City Marathon: a World Race Unit 4 Remarkable Researchers Chapter 7 Maragret Mead: The World Was her Home Chapter 8 Louis Pasteur: A Modern Day Scientist Unit 5 Science and History Chapter 9 The Origin of the Moon Chapter 10 A New Route across the Top of the World Unit 6 Future Technology Today Chapter 11 Saving Lives with Weather Forecasting Chapter 12 Clues and Criminal Investigation Index of Key Words and Phrases Skills Index