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Beginning Reading Practices Building Reading and Vocabulary Strategies

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ISBN-10: 0472083945

ISBN-13: 9780472083947

Edition: N/A

Authors: Keith S. Folse

List price: $23.95
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This beginning-level reading text for students of English as a second language combines the acquisition of reading skills with a focus on vocabulary and grammar. The goals of Beginning Reading Practices are to develop nonnative students' vocabulary and to strengthen skills that will help them deal with unfamiliar vocabulary. In addition to vocabulary enhancement, the text teaches students important reading skills at a beginning level and how to develop and use these skills through gradual and sequential practices. It also gives beginning-level students lively reading passages at the appropriate language level in which they can apply their new reading skills. The book now includes a list of all the vocabulary taught. The reading skills emphasized in Beginning Reading Practices include using context clues, drawing conclusions, understanding factual information, summarizing material, and reading for enjoyment. The vocabulary has been controlled to match the students' English ability. The grammatical structures used in the exercises and selections have been controlled to coordinate them with those most likely being studied in any beginning ESL grammar or integrated skills class. The exercises in the text provide not only indispensable practice of vocabulary and reading skills but also further reinforcement of the grammar being emphasized at this level. The book is intended for intensive courses in which at least one hour per day is devoted to reading improvement.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/22/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.

To the Teacher
Exercises and Skills Practices
Extended Reading Fluency Practices
Exercises and Skills Practices
Extended Reading Fluency Practices
Exercises and Skills Practices
Extended Reading Fluency Practices
Reading Tasks and Vocabulary Activities
Short Story: The Lady or the Tiger?
Reading Rate Charts
Answer Key
Individual Vocabulary Notebook