Readings on Contemporary U.S. Culture helps students develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Each theme based unit offers multiple views of contemporary U.S. culture. Authentic readings from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites stimulate cross-cultural discussion and writing.
- Introductory readings and preview activities tap students’ prior knowledge and assumptions.
- Reading skills and vocabulary expansion activities help students understand and express their ideas.
- Collaborative activities encourage students to interact with the readings and develop critical thinking skills.
- Short written responses, essays, research papers, and editing practice help students perfect their writing skills.