Make us homepage
Add to Favorites
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Main page » Coursebooks » Advanced Reading Power

Advanced Reading Power


Advanced Reading Power is unlike most other reading textbooks. First, the focus is different. This book directs students' attention to their own reading processes, while most other books focus primarily on the content. Second, Advanced Reading Power is organized in a different way. It contains four separate sections that correspond to four important aspects of proficient reading, and therefore it is like four books in one. Teachers should assign work on all four parts of the book concurrently. The four parts of Advanced Reading Power are:

Х Part 1: Extensive Reading

Х Part 2: Vocabulary Building

Х Part 3: Comprehension Skills

Х Part 4: Reading Faster

Advanced Reading Power was designed to meet the needs of students who are enrolled in pre-college programs, college bridge programs, or advanced reading classes at the postsecondary level. Consequently, emphasis has been placed on the development of skills necessary for academic success, including building academic vocabulary. The purpose of Advanced Reading Power is to develop students' awareness of their own reading and thinking processes so that they can be successful in reading college-level texts. To accomplish this, the book addresses the various reading skills in a direct manner, calling students' attention to how they think as they read. Many students have a conceptualization of reading as translating, and that can interfere with their ability to read well in English. In Advanced Reading Power, students acquire an accurate understanding of what it means to read in English and gain confidence in their ability to deal with college-level reading assignments. In order to allow students to focus on the process of reading, the lexical and syntactic content of some exercises has been controlled. In other exercises, however, students practice working with authentic texts of different types, including excerpts from college textbooks. Student awareness of reading and thinking processes is further encouraged in many parts of the book by exercises that require them to work in pairs or small groups. In discussions with others, students formulate and articulate their ideas more precisely and thus acquire new ways of talking and thinking about a text. When students are asked to write sentences or paragraphs, they are also asked to exchange their work with others and discuss it so they can experience the connections between reading and writing.

Other levels:

Basic Reading Power

More Reading Power
Reading Power

Purchase Advanced Reading Power from
Dear user! You need to be registered and logged in to fully enjoy We recommend registering or logging in.

Tags: Reading, Power, reading, Advanced, parts