21st Century Reading: Creating Thinking and Reading with TED Talks



21st Century Reading was created to spread ideas through short, powerful talks. 21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for students to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new reading series shows students how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.

  • Featuring extraordinary stories presented by inspiring thinkers and doers, TED Talks ignite curiosity and introduce students to ideas which can change the world.
  • TED Talks use authentic language, delivered by experts in their field, providing students with models of English that are real and relevant to their academic studies.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking skills – including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, reflection, inference, and problem-solving – are fully integrated into every unit, to help learners develop academic skills.
  • Scaffolded reading and vocabulary tasks guide students to a better understanding of the key ideas, skills, and language.