This series uses original National Public Radio® broadcasts to provide a context for listening comprehension and discussion. As students develop listening strategies and critical thinking skills, they also learn to integrate grammar and vocabulary into their everyday speech and writing.
Each book incorporates 12 authentic radio interviews on thought-provoking topics such as philanthropy, the impact of the Internet, immigration, and alternative energy.
- develops listening strategies, including predicting, understanding main ideas and points of view, and note-taking
- fosters critical thinking skills through activities including discussion, debate, survey, role play, and writing assignments
- integrates language and concepts through sophisticated grammar and vocabulary activities
- features an audio program and separate answer key with complete audio scripts
Raise the Issues helps advanced students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. It combines original NPR® broadcasts with authentic articles from the New York Times and the International Herald-Tribune to prepare advanced students for academic coursework by integrating reading and writing into the units.