Challenges 3

Reading and Vocabulary for Academic Success
Cynthia A. Boardman and Laurie Barton


The Challenges textbook series helps students become better readers through explicit teaching of reading skills and strategies that will break counter-productive habits, such as word-for-word translation. Vocabulary is a major focus of the series as well because good readers know a lot of words.
Challenges 3 (the low-advanced to advanced level) has six units with two chapters in each. Each unit begins with an introduction to the topic—generally a one-page activity to activate students’ interest and background knowledge. To help prepare advanced students for authentic college content, each reading is introduced by a discussion of its genre, so students will encounter 12 different genres (e.g., book review, scientific essay, persuasive essay, biography, promotional writing). Each unit also features a special focus on one academic skill—for example, outlining and summarizing—to provide students with additional practice in areas that will be useful in college/university courses. Like Books 1 and 2, study tips are presented as well (e.g., using search engines and research databases, communicating with instructors/professors).
The book also includes timed/paced readings, which are important to developing reading fluency. 

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  • 8.0 x 10.0.
  • 216pp.
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  • Paper
  • 2016
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03443-7

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