National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.
- A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts:
- Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.
- Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.
- Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.
Catherine Mazur-Jefferies is an ESL instructor at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. Catherine holds an MA in TESL from Simmons College and has taught English language learners in Poland, Portugal, and the United States for the past 18 years. Cat has also written and edited a range of materials for National Geographic Learning, including contributions to the Listening and Notetaking Skills series.
Unit 1: City Spaces READING 1 Above Manhattan READING 2 Under Paris Unit 2: Extreme Jobs READING 1 The Snow Patrol READING 2 Into the Volcano Unit 3: Animal Conservation READING 1 Path of the Jaguar READING 2 Champion of the Underdog Unit 4: Natural Disasters READING 1 Sun Struck READING 2 Tracking Tsunamis Unit 5: Art Detectives READING 1 Finding Fakes READING 2 The Lost Leonardo Unit 6: Survival Skills READING 1 Mind over Matter READING 2 Journey to the North Pole Unit 7:Nature's Medicine READING 1 Golden Worms READING 2 The Bite that Heals Unit 8: Lost at Sea READING 1 Treasures of the Titanic READING 2 Shipwreck Discovery Unit 9: Culture and Identity READING 1 Kung Fu Battles READING 2 Kwame Nyong'o: Film Animator