NorthStar, 5th ed. - Reading and Writing 2 | Book w/ App + Resources

Authors: Beth Maher, Natasha Haugnes
Collection: NorthStar Reading and Writing - New Edition
Subject: Integrated Skills
Level: Intermediate

ISBN: 9780135232620
Copyright: 2019

Retail price: $42.95
Format: Multiple-item retail product

Get ready for academic study and the workplace of tomorrow

Northstar is an intensive integrated skills course. It incorporates critical thinking and academic skills with language development, and engages students through authentic and compelling content. It is designed to prepare students for the demands of college level and university study.

Book - Reading and Writing

This digital version includes the same content as the print Book.

  • 8 units per level
  • Focus on Topic: each unit begins with a speaking exercise with questions that draw students into the topic and initiate critical thinking, encouraging students to make a personal connection.
  • Focus on Reading ? the unit leads with a Reading exercise with two thought-provoking texts to stimulate students. A comprehension exercise reinforces meaning and pronunciation. Students are encouraged to take notes on main ideas and details on both readings, helping them to more deeply understand the ideas presented.
  • Explicit skill instruction and practice: step-by-step practice builds students? critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Focus on Writing: students review and expand on the unit vocabulary, and practice grammar structures to prepare them for the final speaking test.
  • A task-based approach to process writing: a final writing task gives students an opportunity to integrate the ideas, vocabulary, and grammar presented in the unit.
Pearson Practice English App

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Our app brings everything you need into one place, enabling students to practice learning English, anytime and anywhere on their device. All teaching materials, learning materials, audio files and video files are downloadable, and once downloaded can be accessed offline.

  • Extra Grammar and Vocabulary exercises for each unit
  • Student Book audio
  • Student Book video

Resources can be accessed online as printable pdfs.

  • Downloadable achievement tests
  • Classroom audio
  • Audioscripts
  • Video activities
  • Videoscripts
     
Beth Maher

Beth Maher lives in Oakland, California with her husband, her three young sons, and her big black and white dog, Maytag. Beth has been teaching ESL since the early 1990s. She has taught in community colleges, intensive language programs and at a local art college. When she’s not teaching, writing, or planning lessons, she spends time chasing after her boys, camping, and working in the garden.

Natasha Haugnes

Natasha Haugnes launched her ESL career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco in the late 1980s. She subsequently trained ESL teachers for the Peace Corps in various West African countries while completing graduate school in San Francisco. Natasha currently lives in Oakland, California. For the past ten years, she has worked as an ESL teacher and, more recently, as an academic coach and teacher trainer at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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