Through academic readings, Impressions helps students explore American culture and develop the reading, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful learners.
Authentic readings from academic textbooks, focusing on American culture and values, help students achieve cultural literacy.
Reading activities help students learn essential pre-reading and post-reading skills such as predicting, previewing, finding the main idea, scanning for details, fact versus opinion and, organizing details.
*High-frequency vocabulary chosen from the Academic Word List helps students become proficient readers across all academic disciplines.
*Excerpts from real student essays featured in each unit and function as models for student writing.
*Reading-Response Journal activities enable students to become interactive readers.
*Writing topics increase critical thinking and mirror the writing assignments students face in academic classes