Reading in Context

Paperback | May 16, 2016

byBeverley Payne, Terry Webb

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Reading in Context helps students acquire the vocabulary and reading skills they need to achieve academic success by teaching and reinforcing key concepts with engaging, contextualized readings. Each unit focuses on an academic reading skill, an academic discipline, and three readings that provide Canadian, academic, and professional context for the discipline in focus. Fifteen new words from the Academic Word List (AWL) are introduced in each unit and then recur throughout the text to helpstudents retain new vocabulary. The Critical Thinking and Synthesis section at the end of each unit allows students to evaluate how ideas are presented in the three readings, compare or apply ideas, and synthesize the information. A practical, student-friendly approach develops and supports specific reading skills * identifying main ideas and supporting details * recognizing comparisons and contrasts * summarizing and paraphrasing * interpreting graphs, tables, and maps * identifying cause-and-effect relationships * differentiating between facts and opinions* understanding details, time relationships * recognizing perspective and toneFeatures* Authentic, multi-disciplinary readings engage students with post-secondary subject matter from a wide-variety of authentic sources. * Canadian content develops students' knowledge of Canadian culture and perspectives on national and global issues.* Vocabulary from the Academic Word List is taught and reused throughout the text to help students learn, understand, and retain key academic vocabulary. * Critical thinking and synthesis activities reinforce essential academic skills.

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Reading in Context helps students acquire the vocabulary and reading skills they need to achieve academic success by teaching and reinforcing key concepts with engaging, contextualized readings. Each unit focuses on an academic reading skill, an academic discipline, and three readings that provide Canadian, academic, and professional c...

Beverley Payne was the lead instructor for Workplace English as a Second Language at the Thames Valley District School Board in London, ON. Her teaching and administrative portfolio focused on the research and curriculum development of the Language in the Workplace program. Beverley has been an adult ESL instructor for more than 20 yea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.51 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199010994

ISBN - 13:9780199010998

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Unit 1 Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting DetailsEducation - Measuring SuccessUnit 2 Summarizing IdeasDesign and Architecture - Starting with the LandUnit 3 Understanding Details-Recognizing Time Relationships and ParaphrasingEngineering - Ethics in EngineeringUnit 4 Identifying Cause-and-Effect RelationshipsHealth Sciences - Factors that Lead to Good HealthUnit 5 Recognizing Comparisons and ContrastsSocial Sciences - Placemaking and the Meaning of CommunityUnit 6 Interpreting Graphs, Tables, and MapsScience - Managing Our Water ResourcesUnit 7 Differentiating between Facts and OpinionsTechnology - Innovators and TechnologyUnit 8 Recognizing Perspective and ToneBusiness - Decision Making and Problem Solving