Reading Explorer 1, 2e Student Edition + VitalSource eBook (6)

  • AUTHORS: Nancy Douglas; David Bohlke
  • ISBN-13: 9781305838796 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Best Buy Package 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2015     Published
  • Level(s): Beginning
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About The Product

Reading Explorer is a six-level, content-based reading series featuring video from National Geographic to help develop reading and vocabulary skills for all learners. Each unit of Reading Explorer contains two reading passages and an optional video activity. Reading passages cover a wide range of real-world topics related to culture, science, social studies, travel, and adventure.

About the Contributor

  • Nancy Douglas

    Nancy Douglas is a teacher, materials writer, and editor who has been in ELT for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with students from around the world and has co-authored several courses, including the best-selling series World Link and Reading Explorer. She has also edited print and Web-based materials for English language learners as well as professional development courses for teachers.

  • David Bohlke

    David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco, and has conducted multiple teacher-training workshops in Asia, the Middle East, Latin American, and Africa. David holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He is currently based in Singapore.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Amazing Animals
Reading A: The Incredible Dolphin
Reading B: Musical Elephants

Unit 2: Travel and Adventure
Reading A: The Trip of a Lifetime
Reading B: Adventure Island

Unit 3: The Power of Music
Reading A: Hip-Hop Planet
Reading B: A Musical Boost

Unit 4: Into Space
Reading A: Life Beyond Earth?
Reading B: Living in Space

Unit 5: City Life
Reading A: Global Cities
Reading B: Rio Reborn

Unit 6: Small Worlds
Reading A: In One Cubic Foot
Reading B: A World Within Us

Unit 7: When Dinosaurs Ruled
Reading A: The Truth about Dinosaurs
Reading B: Mystery of the Terrible Hand

Unit 8: Stories and Storytellers
Reading A: The Brothers Grimm
Reading B: The Tale of the Seven Ravens

Unit 9: Unusual Jobs
Reading A: Meet the Meteorite Hunter
Reading B: Smokejumpers

Unit 10: Uncovering the Past
Reading A: The Army’s True Colors
Reading B: Wonders of Egypt

Unit 11: Legends of the Sea
Reading A: Pirates: Romance and Reality
Reading B: Women of the Waves

Unit 12: Vanished!
Reading A: Mystery on Everest
Reading B: The Missing Pilot


Teacher Components

  • Reading Explorer 1: Classroom Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1285846885 | ISBN-13: 9781285846880)
  • Reading Explorer 1: Teacher’s Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285846869 | ISBN-13: 9781285846866)
  • Reading Explorer: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView® (Levels 1–3)  (ISBN-10: 1285846893 | ISBN-13: 9781285846897)