Basic Reading Power 1 Student Book

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-27
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Basic Reading Power 1is a new and updated edition of the successful student-centered reading skills textbook Basic Reading Power. Its unique structure, featuring four parts to be used concurrently, allows beginning-level students (with a 300-word vocabulary) to develop the multiple sills and strategies involved in the reading process.   Overview Extensive Readinghelps students to build reading fluency, broaden knowledge of vocabulary and collocation, and gain confidence. Vocabulary Buildingoffers strategies for independent vocabulary learning such as dictionary work, guessing meaning from context, and learning how words work in sentences. Comprehension Skillsteaches reading skills such as recognizing words and phrases, scanning for information, and making inferences. Thinking Skillsprovides practice in recognizing sentence structure and following the logic of ideas. New to the Third Edition An updated Extensive Reading sectionwith new fables and stories, more activities for evaluating student progress, and a revised suggested reading list Enhanced vocabulary featuresincluding new "Focus on Vocabulary" exercises and an expanded Vocabulary Building section There is also a Teacher Guide with Answer Key and a Test Booklet for Basic Reading Power 1.   The Reading Powerseries also includes: Reading Power 2(4th Edition): Intermediate More Reading Power 3: High-Intermediate Advanced Reading Power 4:Advanced  

Author Biography


Linda Jeffries holds a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing ans ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, the University of Opole, Poland, and the University of Bologna, Italy. She lives in Italy, near Bologna, and teaches academic reading and writing at the University of Modena.


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. She is the author of A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills.



Table of Contents


Part 1    Extensive Reading


    Unit 1: Fables

    Unit 2: Stories

    Unit 3: Books


Part 2    Vocabulary Building

    Unit 1: Guidelines for Learning Vocabulary

    Unit 2: Learning New Words from Your Reading

    Unit 3: The 100 Words

    Unit 4: Guessing Meaning from Context

    Unit 5: Word Parts

    Unit 6: How Words Are Used Together  


Part 3    Comprehension Skills

    Unit 1: Recognizing Letters, Words, and Phrases

    Unit 2: Scanning

    Unit 3: Making Inferences

    Unit 4: Focusing on Topics

    Unit 5: Understanding the Paragraphs


Part 4    Thinking in English


    Unit 1: Level 1

    Unit 2: Level 2

    Unit 3: Level 3

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