Higher English: Close Reading Preparation (SEM)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780340946275: Higher English: Close Reading Preparation (SEM)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book offers a broad range of gently graded reading material that will prepare students (especially those in the transition stages after Intermediate or Standard Grade) for Higher English close reading. It aims to encourage enjoyment in reading: uniquely, it does not pose sets of 'exam-type' questions after each passage, a function already served by other publications such as the core text Higher English: Close Reading. Rather, it offers an introduction to the higher-order skills required at this stage by offering 20 extracts from quality journalism and literature along with short response or multiple choice-type questions dealing with overall understanding and key ideas. Suggested answers to the general questions are offered for student/teacher reflection and discussion on an enclosed CD-ROM.
For students, the book:

demonstrates by example such key matters as line of thought, use of evidence, structure, and tone - to the benefit not just of their Close Reading skills but of their own writing in internal assessment of Writing and of Personal Study as well as for the Critical Essay in the examination

suggests topics or open up ideas which they might go on to explore in their own Writing work and informs about important issues of the day

allows genuine reflection on the subject matter without being diverted into working through an exhaustive series of questions

is a useful preparation for the comparison questions in Higher, which require an overview of passages not easily sustained while answering detailed questions

will encourage an interest in reading such material at source
For teachers, the book:

avoids the necessity for selecting/copying/editing material themselves, and is guaranteed to be at an appropriate level

is carefully edited to match closely the style and length of exam passages

has some questions already set, and involves very little marking

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

This book will introduce the reader to the skills needed for higher English close reading through quality extracts of literature and journalism and questions that deal with overall understanding and key ideas. Written by a highly experienced examiner of Higher English.

About the Author:

Colin Eckford is an experience teacher and examiner.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Very Good
The book has been read, but is... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Eckford, Colin
ISBN 10: 034094627X ISBN 13: 9780340946275
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002190665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
0.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Eckford, Colin
Published by Hodder Education
ISBN 10: 034094627X ISBN 13: 9780340946275
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(AURORA, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hodder Education. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G034094627XI5N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
3.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Colin Eckford
Published by Hodder Education (2008)
ISBN 10: 034094627X ISBN 13: 9780340946275
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hodder Education, 2008. Condition: Good. Pap/Cdr. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP101930340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
0.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Eckford, Colin
Published by Hodder Gibson 2008-01-25 (2008)
ISBN 10: 034094627X ISBN 13: 9780340946275
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Bookdonors CIC
(GALASHIELS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hodder Gibson 2008-01-25, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Seller Inventory # 9780340946275-21

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
2.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds