21st Century Reading 4 + eBook (6)

  • AUTHORS: Laurie Blass; Jessica Williams
  • ISBN-13: 9781305838666 
  • Best Buy Package 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2016     Published
  • Level(s): Advanced
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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 is second language learning. She is the author of several ELT student books as well as professional reference books for ELT professionals.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Why Explore?
Lesson A: The Urge to Explore
Lesson B: Why We Need the Explorers

Unit 2: Success and Failure
Lesson A: A School in the Cloud
Lesson B: How to Learn? From Mistakes.

Unit 3: Power Shifts
Lesson A: Driving Change
Lesson B: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Unit 4: Creative Sparks
Lesson A: Sparking Wonder and Possibility
Lesson B: The Mystery Box

Unit 5: Hope and Equality
Lesson A: Living on a Dollar a Day
Lesson B: The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There’s Good News)

Unit 6: Backing Up History
Lesson A: Laser Preservation
Lesson B: Ancient Wonders Captured in 3-D

Unit 7: Food For All
Lesson A: Feeding Nine Billion
Lesson B: How Food Shapes our Cities

Unit 8: Future Jobs
Lesson A: Recipes for Innovation
Lesson B: What Will Future Jobs Look Like?

Unit 9: How We Learn
Lesson A: What Babies Know About Language and Why We Should Care
Lesson B: The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Unit 10: A Brighter Tomorrow
Lesson A: Paths to the Future
Lesson B: Innovating to Zero!

Components

Teacher Components

  • 21st Century Reading 4: Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1305495500 | ISBN-13: 9781305495500)
    Price = 32.00
  • 21st Century Reading 4: Teacher's Guide  (ISBN-10: 130526634X | ISBN-13: 9781305266346)
  • 21st Century Reading 3 & 4: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView  (ISBN-10: 1305404785 | ISBN-13: 9781305404786)

Student Supplements

  • 21st Century Reading 4: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks  (ISBN-10: 1305265726 | ISBN-13: 9781305265721)
    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 4: Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1305495500 | ISBN-13: 9781305495500)
    Price = 32.00