Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom

Paperback | February 4, 2016

byLucia Engkent

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Updated and enhanced, the Third Edition of Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom carries on the proven problem/ solution/ model approach. Designed by an experienced Canadian college instructor and improved through classroom feedback, this new edition continuesto emphasize the development of reading and vocabulary skills as fundamental to improving writing and critical thinking skills in post-secondary students.Part 1, Skill Development, takes a very practical, student-friendly approach. Clear and straightforward explanations of how to avoid and correct common writing problems help learners develop the confidence to express themselves in writing. A supporting lexical approach increases competency in a widevariety of vocabulary skills encompassing different abilities - identifying the parts of a word, understanding how words determine sentence structure, recognizing collocations, and seeing the relationships between words. Grammar instruction and practice is integrated throughout, where most relevantto areas of learning. Part 2, Reading Selections, features a wide range of stimulating and topical Canadian selections which generates active interest and high motivation to engage with the varied discussion questions and assignment suggestions. Each reading provides many powerful examples as students are invited toanalyze the structures and writing techniques used. Attention is given to developing paraphrase and summary skills, with detailed language study related to the reading, fostering the development of enhanced critical reasoning skills.

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Updated and enhanced, the Third Edition of Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom carries on the proven problem/ solution/ model approach. Designed by an experienced Canadian college instructor and improved through classroom feedback, this new edition continuesto emphasize the development of reading and...

Lucia Engkent has more than 30 years' experience teaching English and writing instructional materials, including six textbooks. She has taught at Seneca College, the University of Waterloo, York University, and the University of Alberta. Her academic background includes the study of 10 languages, a master's degree in applied linguistic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199020132

ISBN - 13:9780199020133

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Part 1 Skill DevelopmentUnit 1: Writing SkillsUnit 2: Vocabulary SkillsUnit 3: Sentence Writing SkillsUnit 4: Paragraph Writing SkillsUnit 5: Essay Writing SkillsUnit 6: Rhetorical SkillsUnit 7: Editing and Correcting SkillsUnit 8: Reading SkillsPart 2 Reading SelectionsUnit 9: EducationUnit 10: WorkUnit 11: MoneyUnit 12: TechnologyUnit 13: The EnvironmentUnit 14: CitizenshipUnit 15: ClothingUnit 16: Fiction