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: Developing Reading Skills: Advanced

Author: Markstein, Linda and Louise Hirasawa

ISBN-13: 9780838452769

Publisher: Heinle ELT

Dry

Title: Making Connections: An Interactive Approach to Academic Reading

Author: Pakenham, Kenneth

ISBN-13: 9780521657624

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Good academic content, builds on reading length and has good skills practice. BUT it is defined by the skills and has no opinion in the text. Must supplement opinion.

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









English as a Second Language Contact: Craig Norman
Phone: 408.864.5325

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Last Updated: 1/16/12