Reading and Vocabulary Focus
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High-beginning, Low-intermediate (US), Intermediate, Advanced

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National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.




  • A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts

  • Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.

  • Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.

  • Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.

New to this edition

A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts.

After each reading, learners are taught an essential reading skill and then apply that skill meaningfully to the reading.

Connect the Readings sections at the end of each unit practice critical thinking skills as learners are guided to compare, contrast, and synthesize information from the two readings.

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Authors
Jo McEntire
Deborah Gordon
Deborah Gordon has been an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, program administrator, and materials writer and editor for over twenty five years. She has wo... more
Laurie Blass
Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in print and digital English Language Teaching materials. She has an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh and h... more
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she teaches in the MA TESOL program. Her area of research... more
Catherine Mazur-Jefferies
Catherine Mazur-Jefferies is an ESL instructor at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. Catherine holds an MA in TESL from Simmons College a... more
Contributor
Lawrence J. Zwier (Series Consultant)
Lawrence J. Zwier is the Associate Director of Curriculum at Michigan State University’s English Language Center. Larry has taught in the United State... more