Learner-centered activities, Academic and Language Learning Strategies, CNN videos, and a Web site effectively provide students with the tools they need to be successful, independent learners.
? The Sound of It refines listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills, and helps students gain confidence communicating in English.
? Engaging listening selections provide authentic news broadcasts, interviews, conversations, debates, and stories.
? CNN video clips provide authentic input and further develop listening and speaking skills.
? Tapestry Threads provides students with interesting facts and quotes that jumpstart classroom discussions.
? Academic Power Strategies give students the knowledge and skills to become successful, independent learners.
? Apply the Strategy activities encourage students to take charge of their learning and immediately use their new skills and strategies.
? Language Learning Strategies help students maximize their learning and become proficient in English.
? A variety of speaking activities, such as role plays, skits, debates, and presentations, provide opportunities for students to use vocabulary, language functions, and knowledge of the content area.
? Test-Taking Tips offer students practical steps for improving their test results.
? Check Your Progress helps students monitor their own progress.