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American Roots

American Roots
Author: Karen Blanchard - Christine Root
ISBN 13: 9780201619959
ISBN 10: 201619954
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication Date: 2000-11-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 218
List Price: $42.33

This reading skill-builder is designed to enrich students¿ study of English while also providing a general understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political forces that have shaped the United States.
Written for intermediate-level students, American Roots includes articles written in a variety of styles. These readings describe major events, people, and trends within nine broad historical periods, and are designed to increase reading confidence while building knowledge of U.S. history and culture.
Readings are accompanied by maps, photos, charts, and graphs, as well as follow-up exercises to strengthen reading skills, including:

  • Previewing.
  • Identifying main ideas and details.
  • Separating fact from opinion.
  • Summarizing.
  • Understanding inferences, and more. In addition to building reading skills, American Roots also improves speaking, listening, and writing as students work through a variety of activities.