Themes for Today: A Beginning Reading Skills Text

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Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1996 - English language - 217 pages
Themes for Today is the first of five titles in this best-selling series. The text helps learners develop pre-reading strategies and vocabulary-building skills to enhance reading comprehension.
-- High-interest topics
-- Natural spiralling of concepts, structures, and vocabulary
-- Includes diagrams, charts, and illustrations

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About the author (1996)

Lorraine C. Smith has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has also taught TESOL Methods and Research courses at the graduate level. She has presented for 20 years at local, national, and international TESOL conferences. She holds Masters degrees in Linguistics and in TESOL, and earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition to coauthoring the Reading for Today series, she has written other ESL textbooks, journal articles and book chapters. She is currently the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Queens College of the City University of New York.

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