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Exploring Content 2: Reading for Academic Success by Lorraine C. Smith

Exploring Content 2: Reading for Academic Success


Exploring Content 2: Reading for Academic Success by Lorraine C. Smith

Exploring Content 2: Readingfor Academic Success, by Lorraine C. Smith, engages English language learners in authentic academic content to help them succeed in college classes. Readings from college textbooks and supporting exercises teach students essential reading and study skills as well as academic and content vocabulary. Features *Five units, consisting of two related chapters, explore the fields of human behavior, culture, the origins of modern science, Eastern and Western art, and cross-cultural psychology.*Fine art, photos, illustrations, and graphs enhance each reading and help students understand important information.*Reading and study skills are introduced throughout the book. These include previewing vocabulary and content, analyzing sentence meaning and text organization, understanding and creating graphic organizers, scanning and skimming, and writing summaries.*Unit follow-up activities, including writing assignments and Internet research, allow students to apply and extend what they have learned.

About the Author

Lorraine C. Smith holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught ESL for 25 years on all levels, particularly the college level. She has co-authored six ESL reading skills texts and has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Professor Smith teaches in the M.A. TESOL/BE Program at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

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Publication date

30th December 2004


Lorraine C. Smith

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