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Advanced Reading Power / Edition 1

Advanced Reading Power / Edition 1

by Linda Jeffries
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Advanced Reading Power, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook based on a cognitive skills approach. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help advanced students master reading skills needed for academic success:

  • Extensive Reading helps students to build reading fluency, increase comprehension, and broaden vocabulary.
  • Vocabulary Building includes numerous strategies for learning vocabulary, including using context clues, analyzing word parts, and noticing collocations.
  • Comprehension Skills teaches reading skills, such as making inferences, recognizing patterns of organization, and reading critically.
  • Reading Faster features high-interest, nonfiction selections that help students improve their reading rate and flexibility.


  • A variety of authentic reading selections, including excerpts from college textbooks, promotes purposeful reading.
  • Focus on Vocabulary sections provide practice with academic vocabulary from the unit.
  • Comprehension exercises encourage students to interact with the text and develop an awareness of their own reading and thinking processes.

The Reading Power series also includes:

  • Basic Reading Power 1 (Third Edition): Beginning

  • Reading Power 2 (4th Edition): Intermediate

  • More Reading Power 3: High-Intermediate

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900131990271
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 04/04/2007
Series: Reading Power (Pearson) Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 311
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1:   Extensive Reading

Unit 1:   Choosing a Book for Extensive Reading

Unit 2:   Reading and Discussing Nonfiction

Unit 3:   Reading an Discussing Fiction

Unit 4:   Responding to and Reporting on Your Extensive Reading Books

Part 2:   Vocabulary Building

Unit 1:   Strategies for Building a Powerful Vocabulary

Unit 2:     Learning New Words from Your Reading

Unit 3:   Inferring Meaning from Context

Unit 4:   Word Parts

Unit 5:   Collocations

Part 3:   Comprehension Skills

Unit 1:   Previewing

Unit 2:   Making Inferences

Unit 3:   Understanding Paragraphs

Unit 4:   Patterns of Organization

Unit 5:   Reading Longer Passages Effectively

Unit 6:   Skimming

Unit 7:   Study Reading

Unit 8:   Summarizing

Unit 9:   Critical Reading

Part 4:   Reading Faster

Unit 1:   Learning to Read Faster

Unit 2:   New Technology and Its Impact Around the World

Unit 3:   People Who Have Made a Difference

Unit 4:   Inventions That Are Changing Our Lives

Appendix 1:    List of 2,000 Most Frequent Words

Appendix 2:    Academic Word List

Appendix 3:    Record of Books Read

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