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For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills by Karen Louise Blanchard, Christine Baker Root

For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills



For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills by Karen Louise Blanchard, Christine Baker Root

The new edition of For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, helps beginning students become engaged, thoughtful, and confident readers of English. Each thematic unit features high-interest readings and an assortment of activities to increase students' vocabulary base and build reading skills. Features of For Your Information 1, Second Edition: New and updated reading selections motivate students to explore different aspects of each topic and develop a range of critical thinking skills. Expanded reading comprehension and skill-building exercises help prepare students for academic competency and standardized testing A variety of new vocabulary-building skills and word-attack activities increase students' vocabulary. A companion DVD of ABC News excerpts, with accompanying activities, expands on the themes. To order the Audio CDs, click on the Resources link on the left side of this page.

About the Author

Karen Blanchard has an M.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine Root has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts. Both authors have more than twenty-five years of experience working with English language learners at the university level. Karen has also taught at the American Language Academy at Beaver College, in addition to tutoring students at many levels. Christine has taught in the Harvard ESL program and is a founder, coordinator, and guide in the ESOL tour program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Karen and Christine continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world. Karen and Chistine first met when they were teaching at the University of Pennylvania. It wan't long before they began working on their first book, Ready to Write. They have continued their successful collaboration, producing more than seventeen popular reading and writing textbooks.

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Publication date

14th November 2006


Karen Louise Blanchard, Christine Baker Root

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Pearson Education (US)


206 pages


ELT: learning material & coursework



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