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)?
With updates throughout and a fresh, new design, the Fourth Edition of
American Ways retains its values-based perspective in examining what makes the U.S. unique
— and how traditional values influence various aspects of American life such as religion, business,
government, race relations, education, recreation, and family. LEARN MORE
All About the USA reading series features informative and entertaining readings about American people, places, and events, to promote lively discussion and cross-cultural exchange. Topics include U.S. geography, rock music, the film industry, inventions, famous people, and new technology.
American Perspectives helps students develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Each theme-based unit offers multiple views of contemporary U.S. culture.
Written in a variety of styles, American Roots describes major events, people, and trends within nine broad periods of American history. The readings are designed to increase reading confidence while providing a general understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political forces that have shaped the United States.
The cross-cultural perspectives in this three-level series engages students through high-interest readings that cover U.S. culture, customs, and conventions to give students the opportunity to use language in both controlled and creative ways.