In choosing the best reading book for your class consider two things: your student’s purpose for studying English, and your preferred method for teaching language.
PURPOSE: Why are your students studying English?
Do your students’ goals center on Academic English (learning to read academic texts) or General English (learning to read a wide variety of general contexts)?
METHOD: How do you prefer to teach language?
Do you prefer Skills-Based Instruction building lesson around skills) or Content-Based Instruction (choosing engaging topics and teach language through this content)?
The Longman Academic Reading Series is a five-level series that prepares English language learners for academic work. High-interest readings cover a variety of subjects, including art history, nutrition, American literature, and forensics. LEARN MORE
Critical Reading provides a systematic introduction to the process of analyzing and evaluating a written text.
As a theme-based series, For Your Information provides a basis for teaching and recycling vocabulary and reading skills as well as encouraging students to think critically, and view things from differing points of view.
The popular Great American Stories series features adaptations of classic stories that progress in difficulty throughout each collection.
MyEnglishLab: Reading and MyEnglishLab: Writing help students develop their reading and writing skills through individualized practice. Each four-level program blends innovative digital content with a wealth of interactive activities and ongoing assessment, and can be added to any course for extra instruction.
New Password moves students from 300-word vocabularies to the most common 2,000 words in English. Along the way, they also develop reading and vocabulary skills to prepare them for mainstream classes.
The five books in the Password series help students advance their reading skills and build a vocabulary of 2,000 high-frequency words and phrases. Research shows that at this point, most students can begin to read unadapted texts. Now in a third edition with a fresh four-color design, Password's theme-based units include an updated mix of nonfiction readings and skill-development activities for reading, writing, and critical thinking.
This four-level reading series focuses on a unique process methodology - encouraging students to develop a strategic approach and begin to view reading in English as a problem-solving activity rather than a translation exercise. Students strengthen their comprehension skills, build vocabulary, increase reading speed, and are prepared for testing.
This student-friendly, three-level series is designed to develop reading and vocabulary skills.
Real Reading creates an authentic reading experience through carefully controlled texts, meaning-focused exercises, and extensive vocabulary development.
Short Takes in Fiction engages students in reading, speaking, and writing English,using brief selections by 20th-century writers.
A World of Fiction calls upon students' diverse language and critical thinking skills as they discover the pleasure and rewards of reading fiction.