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Exploring Content 1 Reading for Academic Success

ISBN-10: 013140198X
ISBN-13: 9780131401983
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $45.33
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, E S L Department
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Lorraine C. Smith has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has also taught TESOL Methods and Research courses at the graduate level. She has presented for 20 years at local, national, and international TESOL conferences. She holds Masters degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL, and earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition to coauthoring the Reading for Today series, she has written other ESL textbooks, journal articles and book chapters. She is currently the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Queens College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Sequence
About Exploring Content
To the Teacher
To the Student
About the Author
How Did It All Begin?
The Universe and the Earth
Introductory Reading: The Beginning of the Universe and the Origin of the Earth
Main Reading: The Formation of Organic Molecules from Inorganic Molecules
Developments on Early Earth
Introductory Reading: The Formation of the First Living Cells
Main Reading: The Drifting Shape of Our World: The Theory of Continental Drift
Where Did We Come From?
The Nature of Life
Introductory Reading: The Classification of Life
Main Reading: The Role of Natural Selection in Evolution
Human Evolution
Introductory Reading: Out of the Trees
Main Reading: The Evolution of Homo sapiens
Where Did Civilization First Develop?
First Steps Toward Civilization
Introductory Reading: The Early Accomplishments of Homo sapiens
Main Reading: Setting the Stage for Civilization: The Origins of Food Production
Early Civilization
Introductory Reading: Mesopotamia: The First Civilization
Main Reading: Ancient Sumer: The World of the First Cities
How Have People Represented the World Around Them?
Definition and Context in Art
Introductory Reading: Art and the Artist
Main Reading: Creativity, Meaning, and Style
The Influence of History on Art
Introductory Reading: Looking at Art
Main Reading: Experiencing Ancient Egyptian Art
How Does our Society Influence How We Perceive the World?
Society's Influence on Our Behavior
Introductory Reading: Understanding the Influence of Other People in Our Lives
Main Reading: The Power of Social Influence
Interpreting Human Behavior
Introductory Reading: The Subjectivity of Social Situations
Main Reading: Understanding Basic Human Motives
Index of Keys Words and Phrases

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