Pathways, Second Edition: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking


Reading and Writing

5 Levels

Elementary/High Beginner to Advanced

American English

Up to 40 Teaching Hours/Level

Pathways Listenting and Speaking CEFR Chart

THE PATHWAY TO ACADEMIC READINESS

Pathways, Second Edition: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking is a global, five-level academic English program with carefully-guided lessons and explicit reading and writing practice that develops the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success.

Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including readings, video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in any academic environment.

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Authors

Laurie Blass

Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in print and digital English Language Teaching materials. She has an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh and h... more

Mari Vargo

Mari Vargo is an experienced writer, editor, and educational consultant based in San Francisco. She has written and developed a wide variety of print, online and multimedia products, for primary and s... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book
      and Workbook
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book
      with Online Workbook
  • DIGITAL
  • Student's eBook
      with Online Workbook

FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Online Workbook
  • Split Edition

FOR TEACHERS

  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • The National Geographic Learning Online Placement Test
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

Pathways helps instructors transition to online classes

Our World CEFR Chart

The units provide a scaffolding of skills that build towards final writing or speaking tasks. The multi-media and graphic resources such as videos, photos, tables, charts, and infographics work well to engage students. They also provide excellent opportunities for practicing comprehension of visual information and critical reading.

LIA DE LA CRUZ
NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  


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New to This Edition

Now in a new edition, Pathways: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking has been extensively updated and revised to ensure the learning materials are engaging, relevant, and motivating. 

Pathways Reading and Writing New

  • Authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including readings, video, charts, and other infographics, prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment. 
  • Explicit and clear skill introduction and practice throughout the program helps learners to develop language proficiency and develop academic skills. 
  • Critical thinking activities are integrated throughout each unit and help develop independent learners. 
  • ‘Vocabulary Extension’ activities, covering word forms, colocations, affixes, phrasal verbs, and more, boost reading and writing fluency.
  • Expanded video ‘Viewing’ sections include an additional reading to give integrated skills practice.
  • Integrated exam tasks prepare students for standardized tests like TOEFL and IELTS. 
  • Online Workbooks include automatically graded activities and video clips for learners to practice the skills taught in the Student’s Books. 
  • A FREE Companion Website for teachers and students provides additional materials to support Pathways. 
Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
TEACH LESSONS CONFIDENTLY
LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
READING ACTIVITIES
WRITING ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING ONLINE PLACEMENT
Place each learner at the right English ability level with National Geographic Learning Online Placement, an auto-scored, adaptive online placement test for learners ages 15+.
RECOMMENDS PLACEMENT INTO ONE OF 14 CEFR® BANDS
SPEAKING PROMPTS FEATURING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS
INDIVIDUAL SCORE REPORTS


LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
ACTIVITIES
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING
VIDEOS


EXAMVIEW® ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PRE-MADE TESTS AND QUIZZES
FULLY ADAPTABLE
Series Features
NEW READINGS AND INFOGRAPHICS
Inform and inspire learners through a variety of text types, charts, and infographics.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEOS
Give learners another perspective on the unit theme and further practice of listening and critical thinking skills.


NEW VOCABULARY EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Cover word forms, collocations, affixes, phrasal verbs and more, to boost learners' reading and writing fluency.


WRITING
Guide learners through the writing process and develop learners' confidence in planning, drafting, and editing.
For a Complete Curriculum