More Reading Power: Reading for Pleasure, Comprehension Skills, Thinking Skills, Reading Faster

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More Reading Power, Second Edition, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook with a process approach to reading improvement. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help intermediate to high-intermediate students develop solid reading skills necessary in school, college, or business.

  • Reading for Pleasure encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary.
  • Comprehension Skills emphasizes ten strategic reading skills, such as skimming, scanning, and recognizing topics and main ideas.
  • Thinking Skills provides practice in inference and critical thinking.
  • Reading Faster features high-interest, nonfiction selections that help students build speed and flexibility in their reading.

New to the Second Edition:

  • A two-color design and user-friendly format
  • Expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus
  • Revised list of suggested books for pleasure reading

Test booklets contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books.


The Reading Power series also includes:

  • Basic Reading Power 1 (Third Edition): Beginning
  • Reading Power 2 (4th Edition): Intermediate
  • Advanced Reading Power 4: Advanced



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About the author (2004)

Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher-trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. Bea Mikulecky is the author of A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills and co-author of the Reading Power series. 

Linda Jeffries hold a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing, and ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, and at the University of Opole, in Poland. She currently resides in Italy, where she has taught EFL and academic writing at the University of Bologna and the University of Modena. Linda JEffries is co-author of the Reading Power series.

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