Through academic readings, Impressions helps students explore American culture and develop the reading, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful learners.
- Authentic readings from academic textbooks, focusing on American culture and values, help students achieve cultural literacy.
- Reading activities help students learn essential pre-reading and post-reading skills such as predicting, previewing, finding the main idea, scanning for details, fact versus opinion, and organizing details.
- High-frequency vocabulary chosen from the Academic Word List helps students become proficient readers across all academic disciplines.
- Excerpts from real student essays, featured in each unit, function as models for student writing.