Challenges 1: Reading And Vocabulary For Academic Success by Cynthia A. BoardmanChallenges 1: Reading And Vocabulary For Academic Success by Cynthia A. Boardman

Challenges 1: Reading And Vocabulary For Academic Success

byCynthia A. Boardman, LAURIE BARTON

Paperback | January 4, 2012

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The Challenges textbook series helps students become better readers through explicit teaching of reading skills and strategies that will break counter-productive habits, such as word-for-word translation. Vocabulary is a major focus of the series as well because good readers know a lot of words.


Challenges 1 (the low-intermediate level) has eight units with two chapters in each. Each unit begins with an introduction to the topic—generally a one-page activity to activate students’ interest and background knowledge. Each chapter consists of sections designed to support students’ understanding of a reading passage. For example, the Reading Skills section teaches one of three types: basic reading skills, dictionary skills, or sentence-level grammar skills. Vocabulary is also previewed, but students also practice word forms of the target vocabulary and learn common collocations and phrases.

The book also includes timed/paced readings, which are important to developing reading fluency. Additional material to support the book is available online.

Title:Challenges 1: Reading And Vocabulary For Academic SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:University Of Michigan PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0472034413

ISBN - 13:9780472034413

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