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Insights 1: A Content-based Approach to Academic Preparation
0-201-89854-3

Donna Brinton
Linda Jensen
Lyn Repath-Martos
Jan Frodesen
Christine Holton

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Copyright: 1997
Format: Paper, 208 pp.

ISBN-10: 0201898543
ISBN-13: 9780201898545

Status: In Stock
Published: 02/27/1997

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Table of Contents

Introduction

 

UNIT 1:          INSIGHTS FROM FOLKLORE

 

Introduction: Material Folk Culture

 

Exploring the Concepts

Vocabulary: Describing Objects

Grammar: Sequencing Adjectives

 

Working with Sources

Academic Strategy: Extended Definitions

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: What Is Folk Art?

LITERATURE: "My Navajo Home in Los Angeles" Thomas Whiterock

Grammar: Fronting Adverb Phrases

 

Integrating Perspectives

POEM: "A Navajo Blanket" May Swenson

Academic Strategy: Journal Writing

 

Exploration: Recognizing Culture in Handmade Objects

 

Exploring the Concepts

 

Working with Sources

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE 1: Folk Art and World View

Academic Strategy: Coping with Unfamiliar Words in Academic Lectures

Vocabulary: Verbs Expressing Relationships

Academic Strategy: Highlighting or Marking a Text

READING: "Folk Objects, Part 1" Simon J. Bronner

Academic Strategy: Using Examples to Make a Generalization

Grammar: Using Adverbs of Frequency to Qualify a Generalization

Vocabulary: Expressing Significance

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE 2: Folk Art and Culture

 

Integrating Perspectives

 

Expansion: Popular Culture and Folk Art Objects

 

Exploring the Concepts

Vocabulary: Expressing an Opinion

 

Working with Sources

VIDEOTAPED LECTUPE: Mediating Popular Culture

Academic Strategy: Clarifying a Point Using Examples

READING: "Folk Objects, Part 2" Simon J. Bronner

Vocabulary: Exemplification

Grammar: Passive Verbs in Description

LITERATURE: "Mrs. Flett's Aged Father" Carol Shields

Grammar: Embedded Questions

 

Integrating Perspectives

Academic Strategy: Characteristics of Thesis Statements

 

 

UNIT 2: INSIGHTS FROM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

 

Introduction: Local Winds

 

Exploring the Concepts

Academic Strategy: Cubing

Vocabulary: Expressing Power through Verbs

 

Working with Sources

LITERATURE: "A Year in Provence" Peter Mayle

Grammar: Participial Phrases

READING 1: "Relish the Rhone" Clive Irving

Grammar: Verb Tense in Description, Narration, and Explanation

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: Wind Direction

Academic Strategy: Comprehending Unstressed Words

READING 2: "Demon's Gates and Devil's Doors" Mary Reed

Grammar: Expressing Contrast through Subordination

 

Integrating Perspectives

Academic Strategy: Sensory Description in Storytelling

 

Exploration: Thermal Circulations

 

Exploring the Concepts

Academic Strategy: Previewing Illustrations in a Text

Vocabulary: Geographical Terms

 

Working with Sources

Academic Strategy: Previewing an Academic Text

READING: "Local Wind Systems" C. Donald Ahrens

Grammar: Subject — Verb Agreement with Present Tense Verbs

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE 1: Thermal Circulation Systems

Academic Strategy: Predicting the Contents of a Lecture

Academic Strategy: Skimming and Scanning

READING 2: "Extreme Temperature Winds" C. Donald Ahrens

Vocabulary: Word Families

Grammar: Adverbs of Manner, Place, and Direction

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE 2: Foehn and Chinook Winds

 

Integrating Perspectives

Academic Strategy: Synthesizing Information

Academic Strategy: Studying with a Partner

 

Expansion: Hot Winds

 

Exploring the Concepts

 

Working with Sources

Vocabulary: Finding Synonyms or Paraphrases

READING 1: "Santa Ana Winds" C. Donald Ahrens

Grammar: Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses Indicating Location

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: Santa Ana Winds

Grammar: Using Articles with Geographical Terms

READING 2: "The Wise Man of the Mountains" Patrick Goldstein

Vocabulary: Similes

 

Integrating Perspectives

LITERATURE: "Los Angeles Notebook" Joan Didion

Academic Strategy: Supporting a Thesis Statement

 

 

UNIT 3: INSIGHTS FROM AMERICAN HISTORY

 

Introduction: Images of Immigration

 

Exploring the Concepts

Academic Strategy: Clustering

 

Working with Sources

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: Immigrant Stereotypes

Academic Strategy: Predicting the Contents of a Reading

READING 1: “The New Immigration: 1880-1900” Gary G. Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey

Grammar: Cause/Effect

Vocabulary: Synonyms

READING 2: “The New Colossus” Emma Lazarus

READING 3: “The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921” Alan M. Kraut

Vocabulary: Connotation and Denotation

 

Integrating Perspectives

 

Exploration: Traditional Models of Assimilation

 

Exploring the Concepts

Vocabulary: Word Families

 

Working with Sources

READING 1: "Assimilation" Alex Thio

READING 2: "Assimilation in American Life" Milton Gordon

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE I: Variables of Assimilation

Grammar: Brief Definitions through Relative Clauses

VIDEOTAPED LECTUR.E 2: The Melting Pot Model

Academic Strategy: Graphic Organizers

Vocabulary: Synonyms

READING 3: "Amalgamation" Alex Thio

Academic Strategy: Summarizing

 

Integrating Perspectives

 

Expansion: Recognizing Diversity

 

Exploring the Concepts

 

Working with Sources

READING: "Cultural Pluralism" Alex Thio

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: Triple-Generation Theory

 

Integrating Perspectives

Academic Strategy: Applying a Theory to a Case

LITERATURE: "A Juk-Sing Opera" Genny Lim

Academic Strategy: Applying a Theoretical Model toExamples

Academic Strategy: Using Peer Feedback to Revise Academic Essays

 

 

UNIT 4: INSIGHTS FROM ANTHROPOLOGY

 

Introduction: Images of Family Life

 

Exploring the Concepts

Grammar–Using Modals to Express Possibility

Vocabulary: Kinship Terms

 

Working with Sources

READING 1: "The Way We Are" Barbara Kingsolver

Vocabulary: Figurative Language

READING 2: "Why Men Need Family Values" Robert J. Samuelson

Grammar: Referring to Sources

Academic Strategy: Reacting to Readings

VIDEOTAPED LECTUPE: "Post-marital Residence”

Vocabulary: Key Terms

 

Integrating Perspectives

 

Exploration: Who Are Your Kin?

 

Exploring the Concepts

Academic Strategy: Chaining

 

Working with Sources

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE 1: Definition of Kinship

Vocabulary: Colloquial Language

READING 1: "Kinship Systems" Gary Ferraro

Academic Strategy: Outlining

Grammar: Clarification Connectors

READING 2: "Descent Groups" Gary Ferraro

Vocabulary: Latin and Greek Roots

Academic Strategy: Mapping

VIDEOTAPED LECTUR.E 2: Bone vs. Blood

 

Integrating Perspectives

 

Expansion: Whom Should You Marry?

 

Exploring the Concepts

Academic Strategy: Agreeing and Disagreeing in Class Discussions

 

Working with Sources

READING 1: "Marriage" Gary Ferraro

Grammar: Qualifying a Definition with Subordinators

VIDEOTAPED LECTURE: Marriage Partners

READING 2: "Mate Selection" Gary Ferraro

 

Integrating Perspectives

LITERATURE: "The Bird Artist" Howard Norman

Academic Strategy: Prewriting Debate

Academic Strategy: Organizing an Argumentation Essay

Insights 1 Skills-at-a-Glance


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