Foundation 1: Reading Skills, Elementary, First Ed.

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ISBN

978-603-00-5281-3

Publication Year

2010

Edition

First Edition

About The Author

Professor Suleiman Mazyad

Contents
Unit 1: Benefits of Education page 1

Reading Selections: Part 1: The Benefits of College page 1

Part 2: WORKING and Learning page 12

Reading Skills and Strategies: scanning for specific information, identifying main ideas in paragraphs, recognizing supporting details

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding listing or enumeration, writing about the benefits of college

Building Vocabulary: previewing vocabulary, practicing vocabulary, filling in blanks, guessing meaning from context, understanding antonyms, focusing on high-frequency words, crossing odd words out

Language Skills: discussing the benefits of college and WORKING and learning

Unit 2: TECHNOLOGY page 17

Reading Selections: Part 1: The Uses of Computers page 17

Part 2: E-waste page 30

Reading Skills / Strategies: skimming for main ideas in paragraphs, recognizing supporting details, understanding pronoun reference, identifying paragraph topics

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding exemplification, understanding addition, writing about the uses of computers, making an outline

Building Vocabulary: previewing vocabulary, filling in the blanks, understanding antonyms, understanding synonyms and antonyms, matching, guessing meaning from context, focusing on high-frequency words

Language Skills: discussing the uses of computers, discussing E-waste

Unit 3: Medical Facilities page 37

Reading Selections: Part 1: Hospitals page 37

Part 2: Emergency Response Units page 50

Reading Skills / Strategies: scanning for specific information, identifying main ideas, identifying paragraph topics, understanding reading structure, understanding the reading

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding classification, making an outline, understanding definitions, writing about the different types of hospitals

Vocabulary Building: guessing meaning from context, matching with meanings, writing general titles for sets of words, understanding synonyms and antonyms, focusing on high-frequency words, matching terms and meanings

Language Skills: discussing the different types of hospitals, and emergency-response units

Unit 4: Illnesses page 57

Reading Selections: Part 1: Headaches page 57

Part 2: Causes of Stress page 69

Reading Skills / Strategies: identifying the main idea, understanding the reading, understanding pronoun reference, using punctuation to recognize supporting details, and scanning for specific information

Crirical Thinking Skills: understanding classification, writing about headaches

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, guessing meaning from context, using punctuation to guess meaning from context, understanding synonyms and antonyms, focusing on high-frequency words, verb forms, using prepositions

Language Skills: discussing headaches and causes of stress

Unit 5: Revision page 77

Reading Selection: Pets page 79

Reading Skills / Strategies: understanding the reading, understanding the main idea, understanding reference

Vocabulary Building: filling in blanks, multiple-choice, matching, guessing meaning from context

Language Skills: discussing pets

Unit 6: Basic Foods page 83

Reading Selections: Part 1: Bread page 83

Part 2: Rice page 94

Reading Skills / Strategies: identifying paragraph topics, identifying paragraph main ideas, recognizing supporting details, understanding pronoun reference, using punctuation to recognize supporting details, getting the main idea of the reading

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding chronological order, writing a description of one’s education in chronological order, writing about the history of bread, classification: making an outline

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, guessing meaning from context, understanding antonyms, crossing odd words out, focusing on high-frequency words, filling in blanks

Language Skills: discussing the history of bread and rice

Unit 7: TRAVELLING page 102

Reading Selections: Part 1: How to Be a Good TRAVELLER page 102

Part 2: Walking Tours page 114

Reading Skills / Strategies: scanning for specific information, identifying the main idea, identifying the topics, understanding the reading, understanding reference,

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding a process or sequence, making an outline, using sequencing in writing, understanding cause and effect, understanding addition, writing about how to be a good TRAVELLER, travel planning

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, guessing meaning from context, understanding synonyms and antonyms, focusing on high-frequency words, matching words and meanings, using prepositions,

Language Skills: discussing how to be a good traveller, and walking tours

Unit 8: Bad Driving Habits page 121

Reading Selections: Part 1: Causes of Car Accidents page 121

Part 2: Dangerous Driving page 133

Reading Skills / Strategies: skimming for main ideas in paragraphs, identifying the overall reading topic, understanding the reading, understanding pronoun reference, scanning for specific information, getting the main idea of the reading,

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding cause and effect, making an outline, writing about causes and effects

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, filling in blanks, guessing meaning from context, understanding synonyms and antonyms, focusing on high- frequency words, matching words with meanings and/or synonyms

Language Skills: discussing causes of car accidents and dangerous driving

Unit 9: Children and Poverty page 139

Reading Selection: Part 1: Children who Work page 139

Part 2: Children in Poverty page 149

Reading Skills / Strategies: scanning for specific information, identifying the main idea of the reading identifying the main idea in paragraphs, understanding the reading, understanding reference

Critical Thinking Skills: understanding cause and effect, writing about children who work,

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, guessing meaning from context, understanding synonyms and antonyms, focusing on high-frequency words, filling in blanks

Language Skills: discussing children who work and children in poverty

Unit 10: Revision page 156

Reading Selection: Team Sports page 158

Reading Skills / Strategies: understanding the reading

Vocabulary Building: previewing vocabulary, filling in blanks, multiple choice, guessing meaning from context

Language Skills: discussing team sports

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