Making Connections Level 2 Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107628741
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 287
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. The current series takes students from a low-intermediate to a low-advanced level of academic reading skill proficiency. In December 2015 two new levels - high beginning and advanced - will be added to the series. The series contains a strong focus on vocabulary-building, including teaching words from the Academic Word List. It emphasizes critical thinking and increased reading speed. The series has a unique unit structure. At the outset of each unit, students are presented with and practice key reading and vocabulary-building skills. As students read the texts following these sections, they apply these skills by completing exercises in boxes in the margins of the readings, so that students literally have to apply the newly-learned skills 'while reading.'

Making Connections Level 3 Teacher's Manual

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham,Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107650542
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 70
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Third edition Level 3 Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions for each activity type as well as a complete answer key. Photocopiable unit tests contain additional thematic readings and assess how well students have learned the unit's reading skills and the unit's target vocabulary.

Making Connections Level 3 Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham,Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107673011
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 287
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This title introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details and learning to read quickly. It features a variety of high interest topics including national borders, names, food, sleep, natural disasters, and music.

Making Connections Level 3 Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham,Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107673011
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 287
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This title introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details and learning to read quickly. It features a variety of high interest topics including national borders, names, food, sleep, natural disasters, and music.

Academic Reading


Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0321879481
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications focuses on developing essential reading skills while showing students how to adapt them to specific academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that focuses on academic reading skills and also motivates students towards a particular area of interest or field of study. Readers learn important comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, as well as how to adapt these skills to study specific academic disciplines. While doing so, they also learn what each discipline involves and explore the available career paths. As an end result, Academic Reading teaches essential reading skills while opening up new academic and career possibilities. 0321881583 / 9780321881588 Academic Reading with NEW MyReadingLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205869165 / 9780205869169 NEW MyReadingLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access 0321865820 / 9780321865823 Academic Reading

Strategic Reading Level 1 Student's Book


Author: Jack C. Richards,Samuela Eckstut-Didier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521281121
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 136
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Strategic Reading is a three-level series designed to develop reading, vocabulary-building, and critical-thinking skills. Strategic Reading Level 1 is a reading skills book that contains twelve thematic units, each with three high interest readings. All readings come from authentic sources and have been slightly adapted to be appropriate for study by intermediate-level students. Exercise material surrounding the readings builds students' vocabulary and develops their reading and critical thinking skills.

Making Connections Intro Teacher's Manual

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams,David Wiese
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107516090
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 72
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Intro Level Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions for each activity type as well as a complete answer key. Photocopiable unit tests contain additional thematic readings and assess how well students have learned the unit's reading skills and the unit's target vocabulary.

Making Connections Intermediate Student's Book

A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading and Vocabulary
Author: Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052173049X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 268
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The series helps students gain insight into how academic text is organized and how to read effectively. Making Connections Intermediate is a reading skills and strategies book that prepares students for college-level reading. It has six high-interest thematic units, each with multiple readings. The readings are written in an accessible academic discourse style, providing practice for intermediate-level students who will eventually need to access authentic academic text.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

A Novel
Author: Jamie Ford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345512502
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

Making Connections Level 4 Teacher's Manual

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams,Pamela Vittorio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107516168
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 66
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Level 4 Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions for each activity type as well as a complete answer key. Photocopiable unit tests contain additional thematic readings and assess how well students have learned the unit's reading skills and the unit's target vocabulary.

Making Connections High Intermediate Student's Book

A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading and Vocabulary
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521542845
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 274
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A textbook for enhancing academic reading skills among students of English.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

True Stories About Facing the Unknown
Author: Catherine Burns
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 1101904410
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills A New Framework for Assessment

A New Framework for Assessment
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264173129
Category:
Page: 84
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A New Framework for Assessment, the first volume in the PISA series, provides the conceptual framework on which the PISA 2000 assessment is based.

Making Connections Intro Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams,David Wiese
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107516076
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 286
View: 2774
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Intro Level Student's Book introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details, and learning to read quickly. It features a variety of high interest topics including human behavior, marketing, taste, communication, money, and space travel.

Q Skills for Success: Listening and Speaking 5: Student Book with Online Practice


Author: Margaret Brooks,Susan Earle-Carlin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780194756044
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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Comprehension Connections

Bridges to Strategic Reading
Author: Tanny McGregor
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008875
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor's teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with: schema inferring questioning determining importance visualizing synthesizing. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Comprehension Connections. Save $43.88!

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Final Draft Level 3 Student's Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1107495490
Category:
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Small Teaching

Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
Author: James M. Lang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118944496
Category: Education
Page: 272
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"Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques &. Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students."--Publisher's website