"Interactions Mosaic 4th Edition" is the newly expanded five-level, four-skill comprehensive ESL/ELT series for academic students. The new edition, for beginners to advanced learners, incorporates interactive and communicative activities while still focusing on skill building to prepare students for academic content. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, as well as Grammar are thoroughly presented in each strand. High-interest themes are integrated across all skill strands and levels. Language proficiencies as well are articulated from level to level.New features of this book are as follows: Global activities are suitable for ESL/ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms; New design, content, audio programs, photos, and illustrations reinforce skill-building exercises; Placement tests and chapter quizzes are included in each Instructor's Manual; User-friendly instructions, complete scope and sequence, and consistent chapter structure offer greater flexibility in lesson planning; and, 5 new videos, one per level, immerse students in authentic language.Program Components are: Student Texts, Instructor's Manuals, Audio Programs for L/S and Reading (Audiocassettes/CDs), L/S Assessment Audiocassettes and CDs, Reading Student Audio CDs Program, CD-ROM/Video Demo Audiocassette, Student Book. The Student Books of the new 4th edition of "Interactions Mosaic" have completely updated photos and illustrations and sport a new design. Global activities are suitable for ESL and ELT monolingual or multilingual classrooms. User-friendly instructions appeal to both instructor and student. A complete scope and sequence is presented at the beginning of each book. Consistent chapter structure creates greater flexibility in lesson planning. Mosaic 1 (Intermediate - High Intermediate) Writing Scope and Sequence: Rhetorical Focus, Vocabulary Development, Idea Development/Organizing Skills, Grammar, Editing Skills, Critical Thinking, Test-Taking Skills, Video Activities.Chapter Structure is as follows: 1. This Chapter provides students with a specific writing topic; 2. Exploring Ideas teaches strategies for generating writing ideas, such as brainstorming, freewriting, and interviewing; 3. Photos and Illustrations in the "Before You Read" section activate prior knowledge of the topic; 4. Vocabulary Building Activities introduce students to language they may use in their writing and helps them to develop strategies for learning vocabulary; 5. Organizing Ideas develops organizational skills such as outlining, writing topic sentences, and limiting the information in a paragraph; 6. Developing Cohesion and Style focuses on transition words, connectors, and grammatical structures that unify a paragraph; 7. Editing Checklists equip students with a variety of tools for editing their work thoroughly; and, 8. Peer Editing promotes collaboration while giving students valuable editing practice.Later chapters are: 9. What Do You Think? Encourages students to relate their personal experiences to the chapter theme and to develop their critical thinking skills; 10. Expansion Activities encourage students to activate their writing skills in new contexts; 11. Journal Writing Activities promote personal expression through writing: 12. Focus on Testing prepares students to succeed on standardized tests; and, 13.Video News Broadcasts immerse students in authentic language, complete with scaffolding and follow-up activities to reinforce writing skills.
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