National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.- A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts:- Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.- Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.- Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.
This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based reading lesson.
New Interchange is a multi-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level. The Teacher's Edition features page-by-page instructions directly opposite full-size, full-color reproductions of the Student's Book pages. It also contains teaching suggestions, answer keys for the Student's Book and Workbook, listening scripts, optional activities, and photocopiable Achievement Tests with their own listening scripts and answer keys.
Reading ability and vocabulary knowledge are two of the most important components of performance in a second language, especially in academic settings. Each depend on the other, as vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor in reading comprehension, while reading is the single most important means by which intermediate and advanced learners acquire new words. This symbiotic relationship is the subject of this volume. The authors argue that building vocabulary through reading is a fruitful but complex activity that needs better understanding and more careful guidance. This book is unique in its emphases on original research. Eight of the 14 chapters are empirical studies published for the first time, including classroom-based case studies, experimental research, and think-aloud protocol analysis. In every chapter, consideration is given to the pedagogical implications and possible applications of the research findings. Lengthy editorial comments at the end of each chapter reinforce this practical concern.
The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. The complete course consists of Textbook Level 1, Workbook level 1 - including free CDs, Textbook level 2 and Workbook level 2 -including free CDs. All books are available separately in simplified as well as traditional characters and take the students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. For more information about the course and additional resources, please visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472517 Workbook Level 2 is designed to accompany Textbook Level 2 lesson by lesson, and offers exercises for homework, independent study and classroom use. The exercises focus on interpersonal, interpretative and presentational modes of communication while helping students to consolidate the vocabulary, characters, and structures introduced in each lesson. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to read page-length texts for information, listen to and comprehend extended narratives on a variety of topics, and communicate a broad range of information orally and in writing. The course is also fully supported by an interactive companion website which contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and students. Teachers will find lesson plans in both English and Mandarin, providing a weekly schedule and overall syllabus for fall and spring, as well as activities for each lesson and answer keys. Students will be able to access downloadable character practice worksheets along with interactive pronunciation, vocabulary and character practice exercises. All the audio material necessary for the course is also available online and conveniently linked on screen to the relevant exercises for ease-of-use. For more information about the course and to access these additional resources, please visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472517 For bundle discounts please visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415533089/
Help all learners transition successfully from beginning to intermediate literacy levels with these classroom-tested instructional strategies and specialized assessment tools for word study, reading, and writing.