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Thinking Beyond the Content: Critical Reading for Academic Success

 
 
 
 
Thinking Beyond the Content: Critical Reading for Academic Success
Author: Nolan J. Weil - Raymond Cepko
ISBN 13: 9780472089772
ISBN 10: 472089773
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT
Publication Date: 2008-04-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $28.95
 
 

Thinking Beyond the Content: Critical Reading for Academic Success is aimed at more advanced college or college-bound ESL readers. It is a theme-based text with an academic focus designed not only to challenge its readers to read closely for understanding, but also to go beyond the literal content of a text and to engage in critical thinking and investigation. This text can serve as a suitable bridge between many of the ESL reading texts currently available and the texts used in the academic disciplines.

Each unit contains:

· three related or topically linked readings

· pre-reading questions or activities designed to activate prior knowledge

· at least one academic reading/critical-thinking strategy

· strategy application tasks, which provide the reader an opportunity to learn how to use the strategy within the context of the reading selections

· a Getting at the Matter section, which consists of questions, tasks, or activities for enhancing comprehension of the main points of the reading

· vocabulary from the Academic Word List

· suggestions for discussion, many of which can be carried out either through writing or conversation

· suggestions for follow-up tasks and research projects through which students can explore connections between readings or learn more about writers, sources, organizations, or aspects of a topic mentioned in the readings.