November 2011

Steps to academic reading 1 : steps and plateaus

Zukowski/Faust, Jean


Call no. PE1128 Z94S 2002 v.1

Description & Features

  • Fifteen theme-based units, or “Steps” present vocabulary, reading skills, and strategies.
  • Three extended thematic units, or “Plateaus,” recycle the vocabulary.
  • New exercises focus on identifying main ideas, making inferences, skimming and scanning, and increasing reading speed.(Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)


Steps to academic reading 2 : out of the ordinary

Zukowski/Faust, Jean


Call no. PE1128 Z94S 2002 v.2

Description & Features

  • High-interest readings about extraordinary people and events present vocabulary in context.
  • Exercises focus on sequencing, vocabulary development, inferences, drawing conclusions, and understanding main ideas.
  • Questions prepare students for a successful reading experience and offer practice with concepts and ideas.(Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)


Steps to academic reading 3 : across the board

Zukowski/Faust, Jean


Call no. PE1128 Z94S 2002 v.3

Description & Features

  • Fifteen original and true stories go across the board of human experiences, and develop both reading skill and oral fluency.
  • Vocabulary is presented and recycled in meaningful contexts.
  • Exercises aid in understanding sequence, finding meaning in context, articulating differences, understanding synonyms, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and learning new words.(Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)


Steps to academic reading 4 : in context

Zukowski/Faust, Jean , Johnson, Susan S., Templin, Elizabeth E.


Call no. PE1128 Z94S 2002 v.4

Description & Features

  • New thematic readings and exercises integrate high-interest topics with comprehensive vocabulary and reading strategy practice.
  • Learners practice skimming and scanning, finding main ideas, making inferences, drawing conclusions, using context clues, and understanding sequences.
  • Timed readings conclude each unit and increase reading speed and efficiency.(Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)


Steps to academic reading 5 : in context

Zukowski/Faust, Jean , Johnson, Susan S.


Call no. PE1128 Z94S 2002 v.5

Description & Features

  • New thematic readings propel learners to read critically and strategically.
  • “Reading Between the Lines” sections integrate the reading skills and provide practice in skimming, scanning, surveying, generalizing, synopsizing, inferring, and concluding.
  • Includes new topics for discussion, writing prompts, and suggestions for using additional materials. (Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)


Key concepts 1 - 2 : listening, note taking, and speaking across the disciplines

Solomon, Elena Vestri, Shelley, John

Key concepts 1 : listening, note taking, and speaking across the disciplines

Call no. PE1128 S689K 2006 v.1

Key concepts 2 : listening, note taking, and speaking across the disciplines

Call no. PE1128 S689K 2006 v.2


Description & Features

Key Concepts 1 & 2 expose students to the material they will encounter in college-including discipline-based lectures, academic vocabulary from the Academic Word List, and structured speaking activities. Students gain valuable academic knowledge and essential note-taking skills necessary for success in college. The format for listening activities supports the listening section of the TOEFL and prepares students for further assessment and proficiency testing. The Just Right American Edition contains the same comprehensive course syllabus and all the high-quality features of the British English Edition. The American Edition is also available as a Split Edition.

  • Content-based lessons introduce students to key concepts from major academic disciplines such as humanities, communications, biological sciences, social sciences, history, and business.
  • Listening, note-taking, and group-work activities enable students to practice key skills necessary for college success.
  • Online Teaching and Study Centers provide instructors with chapter tests and additional exercises and activities.
  • Online Teaching and Study Centers offer students ACE practice tests with audio clips, audio flashcards, and audio clips for pronunciation of new words and phrases.(Publisher’s note)


(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)