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Townsend Press439 Kelley Drive West Berlin, NJ 08091(888) 752–6410 www.townsendpress.comDear Educator:Education is increasingly dominated by big business. Big test makers. Bigsoftware programs. Big promises—and even bigger expenses. But are thesetrends helping students?Townsend Press isn’t a big business. We’re an independent publisher with asingle focus: to help students thrive—in the classroom and beyond.For more than 25 years, our Ten Steps Series has set the standard for clarity,ease of use, and efficacy for college students working to build their readingskills. Today, Ten Steps is stronger than ever.Offering two new editions this year, we’ve kept our text prices unchanged at 29. Ten Steps Plus, our comprehensive and ever-expanding collection ofelectronic Ten Steps materials, is available for just 6 when purchased witha textbook. We know students face major expenses in college, and we arecommitted to keeping those costs down.We invite you to explore our print and electronic offerings. If you’d like todiscuss what you see, please write or call us. You’ll discover we are aspassionate about helping your students learn as you are.We hope to hear from you soon!John LanganPresident, Townsend Press2Townsend Press www.townsendpress.com 888–752–6410

Ten Steps Reading Series: The Standard of SuccessIt’s a fact. Many students arriveat college unprepared for collegelevel reading. When this happens,educators and students turn to theTen Steps Series from TownsendPress. Why? It works!Figure 1: Ten Steps Reading Series Users Outperform Users of Other TextbooksOn Reading Comprehension Posttest696694SAT 10 Scaled Score694Proven, research-based, andaffordable, the Ten Steps Series is thebest sequence of books to preparestudents for college success. Andnow it is stronger than ever withnew editions and Ten Steps Plus.692690688686686684682Treatment (N 238)(See next page for details.)Control (N 163)Study conducted in 2014 by SEG Measurement.Featuring Two New EditionsNEWNEWTEN STEPSTEN STEPSBUILDINGADVANCINGTOFIFTH EDITIONFIFTH EDITIONGROUNDWORKREADINGREADINGwith PHONICSFOR COLLEGECOLLEGE READING SKILLSCOLLEGE READING SKILLSFIFTH EDITIONGROUNDWORKFIFTH EDITIONTOFOR COLLEGETitle/ISBNSuggestedAvg. LexileReading LevelScorePage CountPriceWeb SupportNEWGroundwork for College Reading, 5/eISBN: 978-1-59194-472-06–8850532 29YESNEWGroundwork for College Reading with Phonics, 5/eISBN: 978-1-59194-486-76–8850612 29YESTen Steps to Building College Reading Skills, 6/eISBN: 978-1-59194-464-58–91000642 29YESTen Steps to Improving College Reading Skills, 6/eISBN: 978-1-59194-423-29–101050664 29YESTen Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills, 6/eISBN: 978-1-59194-434-810–111150724 29YESTen Steps to Advanced Reading, 2/eISBN: 978-1-59194-295-511–121200672 29YESTownsend Press www.townsendpress.com 888–752–64103

Introducing the Newest Editions in the Ten Steps SeriesNEWGroundwork for College Reading with Phonics, 5/eAuthor: John LanganReading Level: 6–8FIFTH EDITIONLexile Average: 850LPage Count: 612Print ISBN: 978-1-59194-486-7Bundle ISBN (with Ten Steps Plus): 978-1-59194-480-5FIFTH EDITIONGROUNDWORKFOR COLLEGEREADINGwith PHONICSNEWGroundwork for College Reading, 5/eAuthor: John LanganReading Level: 6–8FIFTH EDITIONLexile Average: 850LPage Count: 532Print ISBN: 978-1-59194-472-0Bundle ISBN (with Ten Steps Plus): 978-1-59194-479-9FIFTH EDITIONGROUNDWORKFOR COLLEGEREADINGTen Steps to Building College Reading Skills, 6/eAuthor: John LanganReading Level: 8–9TEN STEPSTOBUILDINGCOLLEGE READING SKILLSLexile Average: 1000LPage Count: 642Print ISBN: 978-1-59194-464-5Bundle ISBN (with Ten Steps Plus): 978-1-59194-481-2haven’t found anything which compares to TP’s relevant, current, and effective“ Ipresentationof vocabulary in context and reading comprehension skills. Plus, Ilove your online activities, which not only help students practice their skills butallow for quick grading for instructors! Townsend Press is, hands down, thebest. Now, I am on a mission to help others see the benefits of TP, too!”— Lori Rawleigh, Adjunct Prof. of ReadingPalomar College & MiraCosta College4Townsend Press www.townsendpress.com 888–752–6410

Each Ten Steps Book . . .Covers Key Reading Skillssuch as: Vocabulary in ContextMain IdeasSupporting DetailsImplied Main IdeasRelationshipsInferencesPurpose and ToneArgumentCritical ThinkingActive Reading & StudyOffers theseresources:Printed Teacher’sEditionElectronicTeacher’s GuidePowerPointsTen Steps PlusANDSee details on page 6.Top Ten Reasons Teachers Choose Ten StepsExpertise: The Ten Steps Series drawsfrom decades of classroom experience andresearch in the field of reading. Ten Stepsteaches what students need to succeed.Teachability:Depth:Flexibility: Ten Steps features a modularframework that can be modified to suit anyinstructional context.Each Ten Steps book explains tenessential reading skills. Examples, exercises,and activities deepen skill coverage and requirestudents to use what they’ve learned.Clarity:Reading skills in Ten Steps arepresented in clear, friendly language that helpsstudents learn.Interest: Dull readings discouragelearning. Ten Steps books feature livelytextbook excerpts, passages, and extendedessays that appeal to students and makelearning interesting and fun.Interactivity:Learning requiresstudents to engage with their materials. TenSteps activities prompt students to interactwith key concepts, bolstering learning.Ten Steps was created bya teacher with an eye on the classroom. As aresult, Ten Steps is teacher-friendly.Synergy: Ten Steps builds students’reading skills through cumulative lessons.Skills learned in Part One are applied to readingselections in Part Two and to combined-skillstests in Part Three.Rigor:Reading skills require criticalthinking skills. Ten Steps features challengingexercises that build both.Proven Reliability:Used by tensof thousands of students, Ten Steps has beenproven to be the most effective print and digitalcombination for teaching college reading skills.Townsend Press www.townsendpress.com 888–752–64105

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GROUNDWORKFIFTH EDITION FOR COLLEGE READING NEW Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills, 6/e Author: John Langan Reading Level: 8–9 Lexile Average: 1000L Page Count: 642 Print ISBN: 978-1-59194-464-5 Bundle ISBN (with Ten Steps Plus): 978-1-59194-481-2 TEN STEPS TO BUILDING COLLEGE READINGSKILLS Groundwork for College Reading with .