Northstar,now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in theiracademicas well aspersonallanguage goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands Reading and WritingandListening and Speaking provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the Third Edition? New Themes and Updated Content presented in avariety of genresand inauthentic materials challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills,more purposeful integration ofcritical thinking, and anenhanced focus on academic skillssuch as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A new,fully integratedwriting section leads students through thewriting processwith engaging writing assignments focusing on various rhetorical modes. A New Designwithfull color pages, morephotos, illustrations, andgraphic organizersfosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab NorthStar is now available with MyNorthStarLab an easy-to-use, powerfulonlineprogramfor students and teachersthatsaves time and improves test scores. Students receivepersonalized instructionandpracticein all four skills. Audio, video, and test preparation are all in one place availableanywhere, anytime. Teachers can take advantage of many resources including onlineassessments, a flexiblegradebook,and tools for monitoring student progress. Unlimited access to reading and audio selections, DVD segments, as well as original activities that support and extend theNorthstarprogram. Teacher's Manual Aunit-by-unit guideincludingoverviews, suggested times, step-by-stepteaching suggestions,expansion and homework activities, and links to the companion strand and to MyNorthStarLab Detailed multi-level strategiesandactivitiesso instructors can reach students at different proficiency levels TheStudent Book Answer Keyandunit word listsfor easy reference ReproducibleUnit Achievement Teststo save time and allow teachers to evaluate students' progressSherry Preiss is the author of 'NorthStar Listening and Speaking, Level 5, 3rd Edition', published 2008 under ISBN 9780132336741 and ISBN 013233674X.