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Building on basics : a thematic approach to reading comprehension

Author: Joan Baker-González; Eileen K Blau
Publisher: White Plains, NY : Longman, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Baker-González; Eileen K Blau
ISBN: 0201340526 9780201340525
OCLC Number: 39498734
Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Teacher's Introduction Student's Introduction Unit 1: Growing Up Selection One: My Early Memories by Colin L. Powell Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Identifying Non-essential Vocabulary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Narratives Writing Task Writing a Narrative Selection Two: Peer Influences on Achievement by Laurence Steinberg Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Identifying Essential and Non-essential Vocabulary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Topic and Main Idea B. Finding the Writer's Definition Writing Task Reacting to Research Findings Interpreting a Cartoon Selection Three: It's OK to Be Different: Stop Making Fun of My Disability by Angie Erickson Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Multi-word Expressions C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Topics and Main Ideas in Personal Essays B. Paragraph Topics Writing Task Writing a reaction Describing a Person Selection Four: Two Kinds by Amy Tan Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Finding Similarities and Differences Writing Task Writing a Conversation Writing a Comparison Selection Five: To a Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan Writing Task Writing a Conversation Writing about a Personal Experience A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Unit 2: Looking for Love Selection One: Untitled by Richard Feynman Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Building C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Using Present Tense in Narratives Writing Task Writing about a Custom Describing a Person Selection Two: Students Think Love Conquers All USA Today Staff Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Word Analysis C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Making Connections Writing Task Describing a Person Supporting General Statements with Statistics Selection Three: Getting Married Young by Cheryl Lavin (ChicagoTribune) Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Using a Dictionary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Evaluating Inferences Writing Task Describing and Evaluating a Marriage Supporting General Statements with Statistics Selection Four: Finding a Wife by Gary Soto Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Identifying Non-essential Vocabulary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Grammar-Meaning Connection: Using could have, might have, should have B. Figurative Languages: Similes Writing Task Writing a Conversation Writing a Letter Describing Using Similes Selection Five: Sweetheart by Phil Hey Writing Task Writing a Letter Describing and Evaluating a Relationship A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Unit 3: Finding Your Way Selection One: Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Word Analysis C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Brief Examples Writing Task Writing a Definition with Illustration Writing a Self-Evaluation Selection Two: Styles of Thinking and Learning by Robert Sternberg Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Multi-word Expressions C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Extended Examples Writing Task Using Specific Examples in Describing a Person Explaining the Appropriateness of a Career Selection Three: Windows of Opportunity: What Students Should Study and When by LynNell Hancock Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Building C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Sources of Information Writing Task Writing about a Personal Experience Supporting General Statements Selection Four: Untitled by Robert Fulghum Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Using Exact Words B. Contrast Writing Task Writing a Summary Writing about a Personal Experience Selection Five: Elizabeth McKenzie by Mel Glenn Writing a Conversation Writing about a Personal Experience A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Unit 4: Between Two Worlds Selection One: Millions of Workers on the Move by Peter Stalker Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Word Analysis C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Grammar-Meaning Connections: Understanding Passive Sentences B. Analyzing Complex Sentences Writing Task Supporting a General Statement Writing about a Personal Experience Selection Two: Smile by Mark Grottel as told to Al Santoli Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Using a Dictionary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Grammar-Meaning Connection: Noun Modifiers B. Using can / can't and could / couldn't Writing Task Retelling an Incident Writing a Personal Observation Selection Three: Uptown by Trong Nguyen as told to Al Santoli Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Compound Words C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Chronological Order B. Grammar-Meaning Connection: Noun Modifiers Writing Task Writing a Contrast Writing a Newspaper Article Selection Four: The Peasant by William Saroyan Part 1 Part 2 Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Characterization Writing Task Writing a Character Description Writing a Letter Writing a Comparison Selection Five: Elena by Pat Mora Writing Task Writing a Conversation Writing a Poem A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Unit 5: Health: The Mind-Body Connection Selection One: The Mind-Body Connection by Laurence Steinberg Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Building C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Bibliography and Citations Writing Task Supporting a General Statement Writing a Research Summary Selection Two: The Process of Mediation by Joan Borysenko Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Distinguishing Grammatical Function: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Grammar-Meaning Connection: Imperatives Writing Task Writing about Personal Experience Selection Two: Peer Influences on Achievement by Laurence Steinberg Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Identifying Essential and Non-essential Vocabulary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Topic and Main Idea B. Finding the Writer's Definition Writing Task Reacting to Research Findings Interpreting a Cartoon Selection Three: More than Medicine by Norman Cousins Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Paraphrasing and Skipping Non-essential Vocabulary C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Paragraph Focus Writing Task Writing a Summary Describing a Service Selection Four: The Last Leaf by O. Henry Part 1 Part 2 Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Surprise Endings Writing Task Supporting a General Statement Describing a Story's Effect Selection Five: Manuel Garcia by David Roth Writing Task Writing an Interview Writing a Newspaper Article A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Unit 6: Computers: Changing the Way We Live Selection One: Telecommuting by Steven Doheny-Farina Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Distinguishing Grammatical Function: Nouns and Verbs C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Extended Example B. New Words in a Language Writing Task Writing a Personal Reaction Describing an Idea for a Business Selection Two: A View of the Future by Michael Dertouzos Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Multi-word Expressions C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Understanding Complex Sentences Writing Task Writing a Letter Writing about a Personal Experience Selection Three: Part 1: High-tech Teaching Tool by Laurent Belsie (The Christian Science Monitor) Part 2: Computers in Every Class? Why? by Debra Saunders (The San FranciscoChronicle) Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Word Analysis C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis A. Topic and Main Idea B. Finding the Writer's Definition Writing Task Describing Personal Uses of a Computer Responding to a Newspaper Editorial Selection Four: The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov Vocabulary A. Vocabulary Building B. Multi-word Expressions C. Vocabulary Review Text Analysis Science Fiction Writing Writing Task Writing a Letter Describing a Vision of the Future Selection Five: The Internet Song by Garrison Keillor Writing Task Writing an E-mail Message Writing an Explanation Explaining Benefits of Technology A Final Look Discussion Unit Project Answer Key
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