21st Century Reading 1 + eBook (6)

  • AUTHORS: Robin Longshaw; Laurie Blass
  • ISBN-13: 9781305838635 
  • Best Buy Package 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2015     Published
  • Level(s): Low-intermediate (US)
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

21st Century Reading was created through a partnership between TED, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks and National Geographic Learning.


21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new four-level reading series shows learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.


21st Century Reading develops essential knowledge and skills for learners to succeed in today’s global society. The series teaches core academic language skills and incorporates 21st century themes and skills such as global awareness, information literacy, and critical thinking.


Each unit of 21st Century Reading has three parts: READ about a 21st century topic—such as social robots and viral videos—in Lesson A; LEARN more about the topic by viewing an authentic TED Talk in Lesson B; EXPLORE the topic further by completing a collaborative research project.

Features

  • TED Talks, extraordinary stories presented by inspiring thinkers and doers, ignite curiosity and introduce learners to world-changing ideas.
  • TED Talks, delivered by experts in their fields, provide models of authentic English that are real and relevant to English Learners.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Skills are fully integrated in every unit to help learners develop and practice Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis, Reflection, Inference, and Problem-Solving.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking skills are fully integrated in every unit to help learners develop and practice Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis, Reflection, Inference, and Problem-Solving.
  • Scaffolded reading and vocabulary tasks guide learners to deeper understanding of key ideas, skills, and language.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Robin Longshaw

    Robin Longshaw has taught English to adults and young adults in Spain and the US for thirty years. She has worked as an author and editor of English texts and reference books since 1995.

  • 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 has taught ESL in the United States and France. She is the author/co-author of over 40 ELT titles representing a wide range of audiences, from adult education to English for academic purposes.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Life Changes
Lesson A: The Power to Change
Lesson B: Try Something New for 30 Days

Unit 2: Team Power
Lesson A: The Marshmallow Challenge
Lesson B: Build a Tower, Build a Team

Unit 3: Ocean Wonders
Lesson A: Messages from the Sea
Lesson B: Underwater Astonishments

Unit 4: What We Wear
Lesson A: The Science of Style
Lesson B: Wearing Nothing New

Unit 5: Moments and Memories
Lesson A: Preserving the Past
Lesson B: One Second Every Day

Unit 6: Building Solutions
Lesson A: Living Spaces
Lesson B: Ingenious Homes in Unexpected Places

Unit 7: Roads to Fame
Lesson A: Going Viral
Lesson B: Why Videos Go Viral

Unit 8: Face Off
Lesson A: Lions Killed Near Nairobi
Lesson B: My Invention that Made Peace with Lions

Unit 9: Community Voices
Lesson A: Art in the Community
Lesson B: Before I Die, I Want To…

Unit 10: Robots and Us
Lesson A: Robots Like Us
Lesson B: The Rise of Personal Robots

Components

Teacher Components

  • 21st Century Reading 1: Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1305495470 | ISBN-13: 9781305495470)
    Price = 32.00
  • 21st Century Reading 1:: Teacher's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1305266161 | ISBN-13: 9781305266162)
  • 21st Century Reading 1 & 2: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView  (ISBN-10: 1305404777 | ISBN-13: 9781305404779)

Student Supplements

  • 21st Century Reading 1: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks  (ISBN-10: 1305264592 | ISBN-13: 9781305264595)
    21st Century Reading was created through a partnership between TED, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks and National Geographic Learning. 21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new four-level reading series shows learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.
    Price = 40.00
  • 21st Century Reading 1: Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1305495470 | ISBN-13: 9781305495470)
    Price = 32.00