Basic Reading Power: Pleasure Reading, Comprehension Skills, Vocabulary Building, Thinking Skills

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Longman, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 164 pages
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Based on a cognitive skills approach, these student-centered reading skills texts help students go beyond rote learning to develop the solid reading skills good readers take for granted.

You'll find the following skill development areas:
-- Reading for Pleasure -- encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabularies by helping them select books appropriate to their level and enjoy them on their own.
-- Reading Comprehension Skills -- emphasizes strategic reading skills such as skimming, scanning, recognizing topics and main ideas, understanding sentences, and making inferences.
-- Thinking Skills -- provides targeted practice in inference and analytical skills.
-- Reading Faster -- uses high-interest short fiction and nonfiction passages to help students develop speed and flexibility in their reading.

The four sections are intended to be used concurrently.

Helps beginning students (below 300-word vocabulary) to become better readers in school, college, or business. Includes special emphasis on developing the good vocabulary learning skills crucial to fluent reading. Features a Vocabulary Building section that offers strategies for learning new words, a Teacher's Guide section, and an Answer Key.

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Johnson Johnson Consumer Products Inc
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Ben Jerrys Homemade Inc
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Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher-trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. Bea Mikulecky is the author of "A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills" and co-author of the Reading Power series.

Linda Jeffries hold a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, and at the University of Opole, in Poland. She currently resides in Italy, where she has taught EFL and academic writing at the University of Bologna and the University of Modena. Linda JEffries is co-author of the Reading Power series.

Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher-trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. Bea Mikulecky is the author of "A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills" and co-author of the Reading Power series.

Linda Jeffries hold a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, and at the University of Opole, in Poland. She currently resides in Italy, where she has taught EFL and academic writing at the University of Bologna and the University of Modena. Linda JEffries is co-author of the Reading Power series.

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