Pathways: Reading, Writing, & Critical Thinking

  • AUTHORS: Mari Vargo; Laurie Blass
  • ©2013  | Published
  • Recommended For: Higher Education | Private Language Schools | Summer School
  • Grade(s): 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12
  • Subject(s): Reading & Writing


About the Program

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With Pathways learners will:

  • DEVELOP academic literacy skills.
  • CONNECT to the real world through content from National Geographic.
  • ACHIEVE academic success.

Pathways is a new academic skills program from National Geographic Learning with separate Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking strands. Using powerful content, images, and video from National Geographic, Pathways provides learners with the language and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the academic classroom. This innovative program provides learners with a pathway to academic success!

About the Author

  • Mari Vargo

    Mari Vargo is an experienced writer, editor, and educational consultant based in San Francisco. She has written and developed a wide variety of print, online and multimedia products, for primary and secondary school, community college, adult school, and university students.

  • 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.

Products Included


Online Workbook:

  • Teacher-led and self-study options
  • Ten National Geographic video clips
  • Interactive activities that practice the skills learned in the student books
  • Allows instructors to track student performance with gradebook feature

Classroom Presentation Tool CD-ROM:

  • Features audio recordings and National Geographic video
  • Interactive activities from the student book.
  • Compatible with an interactive whiteboard or computer projector