ISBN-10:
0136002447
ISBN-13:
9780136002444
Pub. Date:
01/21/2009
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
World of Reading 1: A Thematic Approach to Reading Comprehension / Edition 2

World of Reading 1: A Thematic Approach to Reading Comprehension / Edition 2

by Joan Baker-Gonzalez, Eileen K. Blau
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Overview

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 1

  • Adapted 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136002444
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 01/21/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES

CHAPTER 1

Reading: Smile

CHAPTER 2

Reading: Gestures: The Innocent Abroad’s Shortlist

CHAPTER 3

Reading: The Way to Cultural Sensitivity

CHAPTER 4

Reading: It Finally Dawned on Me

Unit Wrap-Up

Unit 2 THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND

CHAPTER 5

Reading: What Guide Dogs Do

CHAPTER 6

Reading: Senior Partners — Older Americans and Adult Pets

CHAPTER 7

Reading: A Global View of the Human-Animal Bond

CHAPTER 8

Reading: A Secret for Two

Unit Wrap-Up

Unit 3 NUTRITION: FOOD FOR HEALTH AND ENJOYMENT

CHAPTER 9

Reading: As the Junk-Food World Turns

CHAPTER 10

Reading: The Healthy Eating Pyramid

CHAPTER 11

Reading: Food Not as Fuel but as a Way of Life

CHAPTER 12

Reading: 'This Is Just to Say' and 'Variation on a Theme by William Carlos Williams'

Unit Wrap-Up

Unit 4 MAKING A DIFFERENCE

CHAPTER 13

Reading: People Who Have Made a Difference

CHAPTER 14

Reading: Leaving It All to Chance

CHAPTER 15

Reading: City Year: Give a Year. Change the World.

CHAPTER 16

Reading: The Message

Unit Wrap-Up

Unit 5 NATURAL DISATERS: EARTHQUAKES AN TSUNAMIS

CHAPTER 17

Reading: Ask a Seismologist

CHAPTER 18

Reading: How to Stay Safe during an Earthquake

CHAPTER 19

Reading: Tsunamis

CHAPTER 20

Reading: It took centuries…

Unit Wrap-Up

Unit 6 OVERCOMING THE ODDS

CHAPTER 21

Reading: Beating the Odds-Finding Hope at Home

CHAPTER 22

Reading: Grit, the Key to Success

CHAPTER 23

Reading: What It Will Really Take to Close the Education Gap

CHAPTER 24

Reading: Determined to Succeed

Unit Wrap-Up

Word List

Map of North America

Map of the World

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