Reading for Today 2: Insights for Today / Edition 4

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Overview

Insights for Today is the second 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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111033613
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Series: Reading for Today Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 490,877
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine C. Smith has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has also taught TESOL Methods and Research courses at the graduate level. She has presented for 20 years at local, national, and international TESOL conferences. She holds Masters degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL, and earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition to coauthoring the Reading for Today series, she has written other ESL textbooks, journal articles and book chapters. She is currently the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Queens College of the City University of New York.

Nancy Nici Mare received an MA in Applied Linguistics from CUNY Queens College, where she is an instructor at the English Language Institute. In addition to teaching all ESL skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, to students ranging from beginners to advanced, she has also served as a master teacher to many students in the practicum class in the MA Applied Linguistics program at QC. Recently, she developed an online advanced ESL writing course, which she subsequently taught to students in Vietnam. She is one of the two authors of the Reading for Today series that includes Themes, Insights, Issues, Concepts and Topics.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Today's Travelers Chapter 1 A Family Sees America Together Courtney's Texas- Big History, Big Cities, Big Hearts Chapter 2 Volunteer Vacations Who Volunteers? Unit 2 Family Life Chapter 3 How Alike Are Identical Twins? Diary of a Triplet Father Chapter 4 The Search for Happiness through Adoption Diary of an Adoptive Mother Unit 3 Technolgy in Our Everyday Lives Chapter 5 Robots: The Face of the Future An Unusual Teacher Chapter 6 A New Way To Go Young Inventors Unit 4 Healthy Living Chapter 7 Improving Lives with Pet Therapy A New Way to Relieve Student Stress Chapter 8 A Healthy Diet For Everyone Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry? Unit 5 International Scientists Chapter 9 Alfred Nobel: A Man of Peace Choosing Nobel Prize Winners Chapter 10 Marie Curie: Noble Prize Winner Irene Curie Unit 6 The Earth's Resources and Dangers Chapter 11 Oil as an Important World Resource The DO IT Homestead Chapter 12 How Earthquakes Occur A Survivor's Story Index of Key Words and Phrases Skills Index

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