9780131898578: Basic Reading Power

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.

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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. Skill development areas include:

  • 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 skill sections are intended to be used concurrently.
  • Test booklets for Reading Power and More Reading Power contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books.
Basic Reading Power:
Helps beginning students (below 300-word vocabulary) to become better readers in school, college, or business. Includes special emphasis on developing 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.

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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