HOT TOPICS is guaranteed to engage readers, stimulate thinking, and provoke conversation while supporting reading skills development. The controversial topics explored in the readings have more than one side to them, thus they encourage debate and the forming of opinions.
Students won't be able to stop themselves from increasing their vocabulary and reading skills in English!
Check out these hot topics:
*Reality TV ? Would you be a survivor?
*Internet relationships ? What are the advantages and risks?
*Anger ? Should it always be controlled?
*Intelligence ? How important is it?
*Psychics ? What do they know that we don't?
*Gambling ? When is a game not a game?
*Privacy ? Are our secrets for sale?
*Lying ? What's that on your r?sum??
*Fame ? Can we please have just 15 minutes of it?
? Three readings per chapter explore the same hot topic from different points of view. The readings in each chapter vary by genre and increase in difficulty to support reading development.
? A focus on reading skills and reading comprehension through pre-reading questions, skimming and scanning activities, the use of context clues, vocabulary analysis, and the development of critical thinking skills helps students increase their reading fluency.
? Open-ended questions at the end of every chapter encourage students to voice their opinions and defend their viewpoints either through discussion or in writing.