English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

ESL 262 Low-Advanced Reading

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READING TEXTS

COMMENTS

Title: Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List

Author: Diane Schmitt and Norbert Schmitt

ISBN-13:  978-0-13-137617-5

Publisher: Pearson/Longman

This excellent text can be used as a reading text with an AWL focus. Each unit includes a reading from college texts, reading comprehension, a reading strategy, vocabulary exercises (including meaning, parts of speech and collocations) and discussion. Vocabulary is recycled throughout. Includes dictionary strategies at end of every four chapters. Text is too long for 12-week quarter as usual, but recommend your diligent students to complete the book and they will have learned all 570 word families in the AWL. Must supplement with paraphrasing and summary writing skills.

Title: Inside Reading 4

Author: Richmond, Kent

ISBN-13: 9780194416153

Publisher: Oxford

Similar to Focus on Vocabulary, this excellent book is based on AWL. Each unit includes 2 academic readings (students find them interesting but very challenging), short reading comprehension, a reading strategy, and vocabulary exercises. Vocabulary is recycled throughout. Must supplement with more comprehension questions, paraphrasing and summary writing skills. Book 3 is too easy.

Title: Making Connections High Intermediate

Author: 

ISBN-13: 

Publisher: Cambridge

Must supplement with opinion pieces/real articles. All of the readings in the text are modified.

Title: Topics for Today (Reading for Today 5)

Author: Mare, Nancy Nici and Lorraine C. Smith

ISBN-13: 9781111033040

Publisher: Heinle ELT

No opinion pieces in text. Must supplement. Vocabulary selection also is not always the best. Does include some words from the AWL. 

Title: Rethinking America 3

Author: Sokolik, M.E.

ISBN-13: 9780838447321

Publisher: Heinle ELT

Pick and chose readings that are used. Some are too short. Others work well.

Title: Advanced Reading Power

Author: Mikulecky, Beatrice S. and Linda Jeffries

ISBN-13: 9780131990272

Publisher: Pearson Longman

 


NOVELS

COMMENTS

Title: Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Esquivel, Laura

Title: A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Giannotti, Janet Marie

ISBN-13: 9780472085965

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

 

Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

 

Title: Farewell to Manzanar

Author: Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston

 

Title: Flowers for Algernon

Author: Keyes, Daniel

 

Title: A Thousand Pieces of Gold

Author: McCunn, Ruthanne Lum

 

Title: Nectar in a Sieve

Author: Markandaya, Kamala

 

Title: I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Author: Craven, Margaret

 

Title: To Destroy You is No Loss

Author: Criddle, JoAn

 

Title: Two Years in the Melting Pot

Author: Liu, Zongren

 

Title: Rebecca

Author: du Maurier, Daphne

 

Title: Ghostway

Author: Hillerman, Tony

 

Title: Botchan

Author: Soseki, Nastume

 

Title: Call Me the Canyon

Author: Creel, Ann Howard

 

Title: Flash Point

Author: Collard, Sneed B.

 

Title: The Highest Tide

Author: Lynch, Jim

 

Title: Siberia

Author: Halam, Ann

 

Title: Into the Forest

Author: Hegland, Jean

 

 

REMOVED:

Northstar 5 R/W – not enough on reading

For Your Information 4 – too simple

Mosaic Reading 2 – too simple, not enough vocab practice

Quest 3 R/W – not enough on reading

New Password 5 – too simple

Making Connections Intermediate - simple sentences, not complex enough





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Last Updated: 3/2/13