English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

ESL 272 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary

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TEXTS

COMMENTS

Title: New Directions

Author: Gardner, Peter

ISBN-13: 9780521541725

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Good, high-interest articles.

No directed/specific reading skills practice. Must be supplemented.

Title: Inside Reading 4

Author: Richmond, Kent

ISBN-13: 9780194416153

Publisher: Oxford

Similar to Focus on Vocabulary, this book is based on AWL. Each unit includes 2 academic readings, short reading comprehension, a reading strategy, and vocabulary exercises. Vocabulary is recycled throughout. Must supplement with more comprehension questions, paraphrasing and summary writing skills.

Title: Developing Reading Skills: Advanced

Author: Markstein, Linda and Louise Hirasawa

ISBN-13: 9780838452769

Publisher: Heinle ELT

Dry

Title: The Mercury Reader

Publisher: Pearson Custom

ISBN-13: This is created once you have created your book.

This is a reader the instructor can build his/herself. The website has a good selection of readings, both fiction and non-fiction, that can be incorporated into the reader.  Must supplement all the activities for the various readings. 

 

NOVELS

COMMENTS

Title: In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Alvarez, Julia

 

Title: Kindred

Author: Butler, Octavia

 

Title: The Mistress of Spices

Author: Divakaruni, Chitra

The story has an intriguing plot that mixes romance and magical power and teaches students much about Indian culture and spices. The author is a talented writer and a formerEnglish instructor at Foothill.

Title: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Author: Flagg, Fannie

 

Title: A Lesson Before Dying

Author: Linney, Romulus and Ernest J Gaines

 

Title: Life of Pi

Author: Martel, Yann

A best-selling novel about an Indian boy that becomes shipwrecked in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. A poignant and imaginative story of faith and survival.

 

REMOVED:

Celebrating Diversity: A Multicultural Reader – out of print

Journeys Through Literature – out of print

California Dreams and Realities – too dense

Inside Reading 4 – moved to 262





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Last Updated: 3/2/15