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Basic Reading Power, Second Edition, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook with a process approach to reading improvement. Its unique structure, featuring four key sections used oncurrently, helps beginning-level students (with a vocabulary of 300 words) to become better readers in school, college, or business.

  • Reading for Pleasure encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary.
  • Comprehension Skills emphasizes strategic reading skills, such as skimming, making inferences, recognizing topics, and understanding sentences.
  • Vocabulary Building offers strategies for learning new words, including personalized vocabulary lists, using context clues, and expanding categories of words. 
  • Thinking Skills provides targeted practice in inference and analytical skills.

New to the Second Edition:

  • A two-color design featuring index tabs for easy navigation
  • An expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus
  • Updated content, additional readings, and a unit on identifying word parts

Test booklets contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books.

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About the Author:

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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