Exploring Content 1: Reading for Academic Success: Student Book: Student Book Level 1

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Using a content-based approach, Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success delivers a broad introduction to disciplines such as science, anthropology, and art, while giving students reading and study skills essential for college-level success. "As you read" questions help students navigate authentic college texts.

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Exploring Content 1: Readingfor Academic Success, by Lorraine C. Smith, engages English language learners in authentic academic content so they will succeed in college classes. Readings from college textbooks and supporting exercises teach students essential reading and study skills as well as academic and content vocabulary.

 

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  • Five units, consisting of two related chapters, explore fields such as astronomy, chemistry, anthropology, history, art, art history, and psychology.
  • Art, illustrations, and graphs enhance each reading and help students understand important information.
  • Reading and study skills are introduced throughout the book. These include previewing vocabulary and content, highlighting, monitoring comprehension, and understanding and creating graphic organizers.
  • Unit follow-up activities, including writing assignments and Internet research, allow students to apply and extend what they have learned.

About the Author:

Lorraine C. Smith holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught ESL for 25 years on all levels, particularly the college level. She has co-authored six ESL reading skills texts and has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Professor Smith teaches in the M.A. TESOL/BE Program at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

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