The new edition of For Your Information 1: Reading and Vocabulary Skills, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, helps beginning students become engaged, thoughtful, and confident readers of English. Each thematic unit features high-interest readings and an assortment of activities to increase students' vocabulary base and build reading skills. Features of For Your Information 1, Second Edition: * New and updated reading selections motivate students to explore different aspects of each topic and develop a range of critical thinking skills. * Expanded reading comprehension and skill-building exercises help prepare students for academic competency and standardized testing * A variety of new vocabulary-building skills and word-attack activities increase students' vocabulary. * A companion DVD of ABC News excerpts, with accompanying activities, expands on the themes. To order the Audio CDs, click on the Resources link on the left side of this page.
Karen Blanchard has an M.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine Root has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts. Both authors have more than twenty-five years of experience working with English language learners at the university level. Karen has also taught at the American Language Academy at Beaver College, in addition to tutoring students at many levels. Christine has taught in the Harvard ESL program and is a founder, coordinator, and guide in the ESOL tour program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Karen and Christine continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world. Karen and Chistine first met when they were teaching at the University of Pennylvania. It wan't long before they began working on their first book, Ready to Write. They have continued their successful collaboration, producing more than seventeen popular reading and writing textbooks.
Unit 1 ALL IN THE FAMILY Chapter 1 A Family Bike Trip Chapter 2 What's in a Name? Chapter 3 The Jim Twins Tie It All Together Unit 1 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 2 LET'S EAT Chapter 1 A Peanut Butter Restaurant Chapter 2 The Tokyo Fish Market Chapter 3 A Cookie with a Surprise Inside Tie It All Together Unit 2 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 3 KEEPING IN TOUCH Chapter 1 Sending E-Cards Chapter 2 Easy Ways to Keep in Touch Chapter 3 Sending Cyber-Hugs Tie It All Together Unit 3 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 4 THE WORK WORLD Chapter 1 What's New? Chapter 2 A Job Change Chapter 3 A Popular Cartoonist Tie It All Together Unit 4 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 5 LANGUAGE AND LIFE Chapter 1 Languages of the World Chapter 2 Hangul Day Chapter 3 Students Save Their Native Language Tie It All Together Unit 5 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 6 ANIMAL TALES Chapter 1 Friends with Four Legs Chapter 2 A Baby Panda Gets a Name Chapter 3 A Lost Cat Comes Home Tie It All Together Unit 6 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 7 SPORTS STORIES Chapter 1 A Marathon Marriage Chapter 2 Who Is Tiger Woods? Chapter 3 The "Ultimate" Game Tie It All Together Unit 7 Vocabulary Self-Test Unit 8 CITY SIGHTS Chapter 1 Istanbul's Grand Bazaar Chapter 2 An Ice Hotel Chapter 3 Sister Cities Exchange Gifts Tie It All Together Unit 8 Vocabulary Self-Test Vocabulary Self-Tests Answer Key Glossary Map of the United States Map of the World Reader's Journals
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