World of Reading 3: A Thematic Approach to Reading Comprehension / Edition 2

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With its thematic approach to building reading comprehension, the new World of Reading series engages students in a wide variety of genres such as news articles, short stories, and textbook excerpts. Each unit is made up of four chapters with readings from many different disciplines, including science, social science, business, and literature. Based on the successful Building on Basics and Building Understanding books, the series has been expanded to cover low-intermediate to advanced students.

Features of World of Reading 3

  • Authentic readings help students learn language for use inside and outside the classroom.
  • Previewing activities stimulate background knowledge and introduce essential vocabulary to prepare students for readings.
  • Vocabulary checks, side-by-side with the readings, call out essential vocabulary in context and help accelerate fluent reading.
  • Comprehension and vocabulary sections develop students’ ability to read authentic materials independently.
  • Writing prompts offer opportunities for expression about the themes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136002147
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 772,584
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

Teacher’s Introduction

Student’s Introductory Chapter


CHAPTER 1 READING: All Kinds of Friends

CHAPTER 2 READING: Online Friendships

CHAPTER 3 READING: How Do I Like Thee…

CHAPTER 4 READING: The First Day of School

Unit Wrap-Up


CHAPTER 5 READING: Mother Was Really Somebody

CHAPTER 6 READING: The Problem of Fathers and Sons

CHAPTER 7 READING: Greener Grass

CHAPTER 8 READING: Love, Your Only Mother

Unit Wrap-Up


CHAPTER 9 READING: Plain Talk about Handling Stress

CHAPTER 10 READING: Energy Walks

CHAPTER 11 READINGS: Part 1: Stressed to Death

Part 2: Heartfelt Fear

CHAPTER 12 READING: The Dinner Party

Unit Wrap-Up




CHAPTER 15 READING: Change of Heart

CHAPTER 16 READING: Assembly Line

Unit Wrap-Up


CHAPTER 17 READING: Treasure from Troy: An Introduction to Ethics

CHAPTER 18 READING: Why You Shouldn’t Do It

CHAPTER 19 READING: A Plea for the Chimps


Unit Wrap-Up


CHAPTER 21 READING: Humans and Sustainability: An Overview

CHAPTER 22 READING: Islands of Green

CHAPTER 23 READINGS: Part 1: Think You Can Be a Meat-Eating

Environmentalist? Think Again!

Part 2: It’s a Plastic World

CHAPTER 24 READING: Prayer for the Great Family

Unit Wrap-Up

Word List

Map of North America

Map of the World


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