NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. Conceptualized to promote critical thinking, NorthStar infuses analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application throughout every lesson, not just in a critical thinking section like in other series. Components: Print or eText Student Book with MyEnglishLab — Building on the success of previous editions, NorthStar continues to engage and motivate students through new and updated contemporary, authentic topics in a seamless integration of print and online content. eText with MyEnglishLab — Offering maximum flexibility for different learning styles and needs, a digital version of the Student Book can be used on iPad and Android devices. MyEnglishLab: NorthStar — Students use MyEnglishLab to access additional practice online, view videos, listen to audio selections, and receive instant feedback on their work. Teachers assign MyEnglishLab activities to reinforce the skills students learn in class and monitor progress through an online gradebook. Teacher Resource eText — Each strand of NorthStar has an accompanying Teacher Resource eText with the following: digital Student Book, downloadable achievement tests, classroom audio, lesson planners, video activities, videoscripts, teacher's manuals, answer keys, and a downloadable placement test. Accessible through MyEnglishLab: NorthStar. Classroom Audio CD — Listening and Speaking audio contains the recordings and activities as well as audio for the achievement tests. The Reading and Writing strand contains the readings on audio.
NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. Conceptualized to promote critical thinking, NorthStar infuses analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application throughout every lesson, not just in a critical thinking section like in other series. Components: Print or eText Student Book with MyEnglishLab — Building on the success of previous editions, NorthStar continues to engage and motivate students through new and updated contemporary, authentic topics in a seamless integration of print and online content. eText with MyEnglishLab — Offering maximum flexibility for different learning styles and needs, a digital version of the Student Book can be used on iPad and Android devices. MyEnglishLab: NorthStar — Students use MyEnglishLab to access additional practice online, view videos, listen to audio selections, and receive instant feedback on their work. Teachers assign MyEnglishLab activities to reinforce the skills students learn in class and monitor progress through an online gradebook. Teacher Resource eText — Each strand of NorthStar has an accompanying Teacher Resource eText with the following: digital Student Book, downloadable achievement tests, classroom audio, lesson planners, video activities, videoscripts, teacher's manuals, answer keys, and a downloadable placement test. Accessible through MyEnglishLab: NorthStar. Classroom Audio CD — Listening and Speaking audio contains the recordings and activities as well as audio for the achievement tests. The Reading and Writing strand contains the readings on audio.
Clear and easy-to-follow, the NorthStar listening/speaking and reading/writing books follow the same unique unit outline. Each unit is flexible enough to customize for your individual classroom needs. And while the exercises in steps 1 to 4 are essential for comprehension of the topic, you can choose from exercises 5 to 7 or assign those activities for homework.
Explore fascinating content while building language competence and critical thinking skills. The best-selling NorthStar series offers two strands: a reading and writing strand and a listening and speaking strand. Both strands stimulate students' imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal expression.
Northstar, now in a new edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands - Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking - provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the New Edition? New Themes and Updated Content - presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials - challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more. A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab , the easy-to-use online companion of the NorthStar series, saves time and improves student results. Saves Time With automatically graded exercises for every unit of each book, instructors no longer have to create or grade homework. This gives them more time to prepare classroom lessons. Instructors can choose exercises and set due dates with just a few clicks. Homework for an entire semester can be set up in less than an hour. Improves Results Students have more opportunities to practice English in more ways - from video exercises and audio discussion boards to vocabulary games and academic practice. These new exercises help students learn more English, more quickly. Immediate feedback on their performance allows students to come to class better prepared. If students do not pass a section of a unit test, they automatically receive new exercises targeting areas that need improvement. The MyNorthStarLab Access Code card is also available on its own, without the Student Book.
Rev. ed. of: Northstar 1: listening and speaking, introductory / Polly Merdinger, Laurie Barton, 2008.
Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands -- Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking -- provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the Third Edition? New Themes and Updated Content -- presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials -- challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A new, fully integrated writing section leads students through the writing process with engaging writing assignments focusing on various rhetorical modes. A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab NorthStar is now available with MyNorthStarLab -- an easy-to-use, powerful online program for students and teachers that saves time and improves test scores. Students receive personalized instruction and practice in all four skills. Audio, video, and test preparation are all in one place -- available anywhere, anytime. Teachers can take advantage of many resources including online assessments, a flexible gradebook, and tools for monitoring student progress. Unlimited access to reading and audio selections, DVD segments, as well as original activities that support and extend the Northstar program. Teacher's Manual A unit-by-unit guide including overviews, suggested times, step-by-step teaching suggestions, expansion and homework activities, and links to the companion strand and to MyNorthStarLab Detailed multi-level strategies and activities so instructors can reach students at different proficiency levels The Student Book Answer Key and unit word lists for easy reference Reproducible Unit Achievement Tests to save time and allow teachers to evaluate students' progress NOTE: this is the standalone book, if you want the book and access card order the ISBN below: 0136067913 / 9780136067917 NorthStar, Reading and Writing 4 with MyNorthStarLab Package consists of: 0132460572 / 9780132460576 MyNorthStarLab, NorthStar Reading and Writing 4 (Student Access Code only 0136133185 / 9780136133186 NorthStar, Reading and Writing 4 (Student Book alone)
Building on the success of the previous editions, NorthStor, Fourth Edition continues to engage and motivate students with new and updated contemporary topics delivered through a seamless integration of print and online components. What is special about the fourth edition? Blended approach with MyEnglishLab. Activities offer support and expansion, fully blending the student book with MyEnglishLab for practice, ongoing assessment, and instant feedback. New and updated themes and topics. Presented in a variety of genres-including literature and lectures-and in authentic reading and listening selections, the content challenges engages students intellectually. Explicit skills instruction. The inclusion of 2-3 explicit language skills in every unit allows students to build their language proficiency. New and revised assessments tied to learning outcomes. Online assessments allow teachers to track students' progress and mastery of the material and skills. A new design with thought-provoking images. A compelling graphic look makes the content and activities come alive. New Interactive Student Book. Fully integrated within MyEnglishLab, offers a blended online solution for teachers and students to better assess learning. Book jacket.
Northstar, now in a new edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands - Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking - provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the New Edition? New Themes and Updated Content - presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials - challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more. A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab , the easy-to-use online companion of the NorthStar series, saves time and improves student results. Saves Time With automatically graded exercises for every unit of each book, instructors no longer have to create or grade homework. This gives them more time to prepare classroom lessons. Instructors can choose exercises and set due dates with just a few clicks. Homework for an entire semester can be set up in less than an hour. Improves Results Students have more opportunities to practice English in more ways - from video exercises and audio discussion boards to vocabulary games and academic practice. These new exercises help students learn more English, more quickly. Immediate feedback on their performance allows students to come to class better prepared. If students do not pass a section of a unit test, they automatically receive new exercises targeting areas that need improvement. The MyNorthStarLab Access Code card is also available on its own, without the Student Book.
NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. Conceptualized to promote critical thinking, NorthStar infuses analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application throughout every lesson, not just in a critical thinking section like in other series. Components: Print or eText Student Book with MyEnglishLab — Building on the success of previous editions, NorthStar continues to engage and motivate students through new and updated contemporary, authentic topics in a seamless integration of print and online content. eText with MyEnglishLab — Offering maximum flexibility for different learning styles and needs, a digital version of the Student Book can be used on iPad and Android devices. MyEnglishLab: NorthStar — Students use MyEnglishLab to access additional practice online, view videos, listen to audio selections, and receive instant feedback on their work. Teachers assign MyEnglishLab activities to reinforce the skills students learn in class and monitor progress through an online gradebook. Teacher Resource eText — Each strand of NorthStar has an accompanying Teacher Resource eText with the following: digital Student Book, downloadable achievement tests, classroom audio, lesson planners, video activities, videoscripts, teacher's manuals, answer keys, and a downloadable placement test. Accessible through MyEnglishLab: NorthStar. Classroom Audio CD — Listening and Speaking audio contains the recordings and activities as well as audio for the achievement tests. The Reading and Writing strand contains the readings on audio.
Northstar, now in a new edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands -- Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking -- provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the New Edition? New Themes and Updated Content -- presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials -- challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more. A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab , the easy-to-use online companion of the NorthStar series, saves time and improves student results. Saves Time With automatically graded exercises for every unit of each book, instructors no longer have to create or grade homework. This gives them more time to prepare classroom lessons. Instructors can choose exercises and set due dates with just a few clicks. Homework for an entire semester can be set up in less than an hour. Improves Results Students have more opportunities to practice English in more ways -- from video exercises and audio discussion boards to vocabulary games and academic practice. These new exercises help students learn more English, more quickly. Immediate feedback on their performance allows students to come to class better prepared. If students do not pass a section of a unit test, they automatically receive new exercises targeting areas that need improvement. The MyNorthStarLab Access Code card is also available on its own, without the Student Book.

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