Creating Meaning Advanced: Reading and Writing for the Canadian Classroom

Paperback | March 14, 2012

byKathy Block, Hannah Hofer Friesen

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This book is intended for advanced learners who are preparing for academic studies. It is geared toward learners with proficiency levels of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7-9 in reading and writing. The focus of the book is on reading, writing, critical thinking, and vocabulary development.Each of the 10 chapters is organized around a theme that is current and of high interest. Students approach the readings in a variety of ways, including skimming, examining details, and making predictions. Throughout, students are challenged to connect and compare information from different readingsthrough discussion and by completing guided writing tasks. In addition, students are introduced to academic vocabulary which is reinforced throughout.Creating Meaning is intended to be used by students who are either learning English in a Canadian context or are interested in learning more about Canada.

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This book is intended for advanced learners who are preparing for academic studies. It is geared toward learners with proficiency levels of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7-9 in reading and writing. The focus of the book is on reading, writing, critical thinking, and vocabulary development.Each of the 10 chapters is organized around...

Kathy Block has worked with students learning English as an additional language since 1990. She has taught numerous courses, particularly with a focus on reading and writing, and developed a variety of programs for English language learners preparing for university. She is currently an instructor with the Learning Assistance Centre at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.56 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195445724

ISBN - 13:9780195445725

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Table of Contents

1. Our Families, Ourselves2. Innovators: People Who Make a Difference3. Natural Hazards across Canada4. Conflict Management Different Roads to Justice5. Crossing Cultures: The Challenge of Adjustment6. Concerning Community7. Ethical Issues: What are the Boundaries?8. Varieties of Intelligence9. Canadian Demographics10. Global Citizenship