Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals.

The two strands, Reading and Writing, and Listening and Speaking, for each of the five levels, provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers.

New Themes

New themes, updated content, international topics, and a variety of text genres, including literature, lectures, as well as extensive use of authentic materials challenge students intellectually and prepare them for academic life.

Academic Skills

More purposeful integration of critical thinking and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests . A culminating productive task integrates content, language and critical thinking skills.

  • In Reading and Writing, a new, fully integrated writing section leads students through the writing process with engaging writing assignments focusing on various rhetorical modes

  • In Listening and Speaking, a structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more

New Design
Full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers foster student engagement.

An easy-to-navigate online learning and assessment system, MyNorthStarLab offers original activities as well as brings together many of Northstar’s course components in one place.

  • MyNorthStarLab provides unlimited access to reading and audio selections, DVD segments, as well as original activities that support and extend the Northstar program

  • Students practice pronunciation using voice recording and audio tools. They learn test-taking and notetaking skills and build academic vocabulary. Pre and post assessments improve results by providing individualized instruction, instant feedback and personalized study plans
  • A course management package saves teachers time. It includes a flexible gradebook and authoring tools giving teachers control of content and helps them track student progress.

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