Building Understanding

Building Understanding

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Especially written for intermediate to high-intermediate students, Building on Basics and Building Understanding feature authentic, thematically organized readings from nonfiction, academic, and literary sources. The high-interest topics and thematically linked readings effectively build students' background knowledge and vocabulary for later readings. With their increased knowledge of a topic, students will have more to talk, think, and write about as they acquire English.Pre-reading activities, varied comprehension exercises, and text analyses develop students' academic skills and encourage oral and written skills.Building Understanding features: -- A wide variety of reading genres including nonfiction, personal essay, literature, and poetry to broaden students' reading experiences-- Interactive pre-reading and post-reading activities to utilize students' background knowledge and develop critical thinking skills-- Writing and discussion activities that move students from the text to broader, related issuesAnalysis. A. Cause. and. Effect. Many phenomena in the world can be understood in terms of cause and effect. ... For example, factory farming conditions cause stress (stress is the effect or result of the farming conditions), but stress then becomes a cause of numerous diseases. ... Compare your answers for question 1 with those of your classmates. ... comes is to persuade readers to work for the improvement of the inhumane conditions on factory farms and the inclusion of farm animalsanbsp;...

Title:Building Understanding
Author: Joan Baker-González
Publisher:Addison-Wesley - 1995-01-01

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