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ESL 4 Week 2 Gallagher

Text Analysis for Reading

April

This is where you will upload your O E page analysis of a text!ook used with students" using the #he#klist of #hara#teristi#s of text that support reading on p$ %&& of your !ook" figure '()$ Tell *e whether reading generali+ations are taught and how often they are followed$ ,ut your na*e at the top" the date the na*e of the text!ook" su!-e#t" grade le.el it is used$ Gi.e exa*ples fro* the text for the points that you *ake$

I do not have access to an ESL textbook at this point, since we do not have any ELLs at my school. I could borrow one from the ESL teacher Ill be visiting next week, but I do not want to wait that long to complete this assignment. Instead, Ill be using a textbook I have on hand from a class I have taught previously. /OO0 T1TLE2 3ealth 4 Wellness ,5/L1S3ER2 6#Graw(3ill7Glen#oe 8O,9R1G3T2 2::) A5T3ORS2 L$ 6eeks" ,$ 3eit" R$ ,age GRA;E LE<EL 4 S5/=E8T2 3igh S#hool 3ealth" approxi*ately grades %:(%% LE GT3 O> /OO02 )%2 pages 8he#klist2 8hara#teristi#s of Text That Support Reading p$%&& The *aterial in this text!ook are presented in a .ery authenti# *anner$ The writing is infor*ati.e and the while the sele#tions are well(written and use ad*ira!le gra**ar" one does not feel as though the purpose of the text is to tea#h gra**ati#al lessons$ Reading generali+ations are not taught$ While the authors took #are to pro.ide enough infor*ation for #lassroo* de!ate .aluing .arious uni?ue opinions" they did not lea.e any roo* for generali+ation or *aking inferen#es$ 1 found this text!ook to !e .ery predi#ta!le" !ut not in an @oh how !oringA kind of way$ 1nstead" it was easy to follow$ Ea#h #hapter followed the sa*e pattern and routine" without feeling for#ed or regi*ented$ The text features were #lear and easy(to(spot$ The authors used a lot of photos with #aptions" #harts with s*all explanations" headings whi#h #learly stated that lessonBs o!-e#ti.es" and ta!les7#harts7graphs to pro.ide data that supported the infor*ation in#luded in the text$ The pi#tures and the a##o*panying text were used in a .isually appealing way$ A @-ust rightA a*ount of spa#e was used for the .isuals" pro.iding exa*ples without taking away fro* the data presented in the text$ 1t was .ery easy to tell i**ediately upon turning the page what #ontent would !e the fo#us of the next se#tion" -ust !y glan#ing at the photos and other .isual tools$ Ea#h illustration was supported !y text pro.ided on the sa*e page$ 1 found this !ook to !e .ery engaging$ The pages are !right and #olorful without see*ing #orny$ The ta!les and graphs and #harts were pro.ided for additional infor*ation" and were always helpful and ne.er unne#essary$ The pages were .isully appealing with .ery little distra#ting @#lutterA to detra#t fro* the text$ The authors *ade ex#ellent use of headings" su!titles" and !old(fa#ed words to highlight i*portant points on ea#h page$ Se.eral ti*es in ea#h #hapter they pro.ide s*all se#tions in the side !ar #alled @;id 9ou 0nowCA that feature interesting fa#ts that extend the #ontent on that page and whi#h help to *ake the infor*ation rele.ant to the students$ One of *y fa.orite parts is the @Reading Re.iewA se#tions that are spread throughout the #hapters to *ake sure that the #ontent is rea#hing the students$ 1 also like that there are sy*!ols that go with all of these @spe#ial se#tionsA in

the text!ook whi#h would *ake it easy for e.en an inexperien#ed reader of English to ?ui#kly spot the*$ 1 found this text!ook to !e a good #hoi#e for the student population it was intended to tea#h$ The infor*ation and its presentation were .ery suita!le for the experien#es and !a#kground of the students in that #lass$ The text and illustrations were #ulturally rele.ant to the* and the topi#s were presented in a *anner that is appealing to teenagers" with infor*ation #o*ing in short !ursts instead of long" endless passages$ 1 noti#ed that the !ook used a lot of photos of teenagers engaged in positi.e !eha.iors" and showed a signifi#ant nu*!er of sports figures and #ele!rities to keep the students interested$ The #ontent was a!solutely age(appropriate" #learly written" .isually appealing" engaging" and #ontained a great deal of interesting infor*ation$ The !ulk of the reading was #hallenging without !eing too !asi#$ 1t was a!solutely written with its target audien#e in *ind$