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

  • AUTHORS: Becky Tarver Chase; Kristin L. Johannsen; David Bohlke
  • ISBN-13: 9781305838765 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Best Buy Package 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2015     Published
  • Level(s): Low-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

  • Becky Tarver Chase

    Becky Tarver Chase is an experienced English instructor who has taught all subject areas including reading, writing, grammar, communication skills, and test preparation. She has worked at universities and in private programs in the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. Her current focus is on creating effective language-learning materials, and she is one of the authors of the World English, Reading Explorer, Close-Up, and Pathways series from National Geographic Learning.

  • Kristin L. Johannsen

    Kristin Johannsen held an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She had extensive experience teaching English in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, France, and the United States. She has presented her ideas on global issues at multiple conferences around the world and was a published author. She spoke several languages including French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, and Korean.

  • 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: Mysteries
Reading A: Have Aliens Visited Us?
Reading B: The Lost City of Atlantis

Unit 2: Favorite Foods
Reading A: The History of Pizza
Reading B: The Hottest Chilies

Unit 3: Cool Jobs
Reading A: Training Grizzlies!
Reading B: Getting the Shot

Unit 4: Shipwrecks
Reading A: I’ve Found the Titanic!
Reading B: Treasure Ship

Unit 5 Science Investigators
Reading A: At the Scene of a Crime
Reading B: The Disease Detective

Unit 6: Explorers and Pioneers
Reading A: Who Was Sacagawea?
Reading B: Polar Pioneer

Unit 7 Mind’s Eye
Reading A: The Meaning of Dreams
Reading B: Seeing the Impossible

Unit 8: Animal Wonders
Reading A: A Penguin Family
Reading B: Do Animals Laugh?

Unit 9: Incredible Domes
Reading A: A Love Poem in Stone
Reading B: The Great Dome of Florence

Unit 10: Wild Weather
Reading A: A Warming World
Reading B: Freaky Forces of Nature

Unit 11: Giants of the Past
Reading A: The Mammoth’s Tale
Reading B: Sea Monsters

Unit 12: Technology
Reading A: The Robots Are Coming!
Reading B: How Will We Live in 2035?


Teacher Components

  • Reading Explorer Foundations: Classroom Audio CD/DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1285847016 | ISBN-13: 9781285847016)
  • Reading Explorer Foundations: Teacher’s Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285847024 | ISBN-13: 9781285847023)
  • Reading Explorer Foundations: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285847032 | ISBN-13: 9781285847030)