Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader
by Sandra Heyer
Imagine scuba diving near the Florida coast and suddenly getting sucked into the huge pump of a nuclear power plant! Or writing love letters to ... Show synopsis Imagine scuba diving near the Florida coast and suddenly getting sucked into the huge pump of a nuclear power plant! Or writing love letters to someone every day for a year, only to see that person marry the mail carrier! The universal appeal of these real-life, human-interest stories engages beginning ESL students with humor, poignancy, or astonishment, and helps them to become fluent readers. Each book features: -- Pre-reading questions. -- Exercises in vocabulary, comprehension, discussion, and writing. -- Carefully controlled vocabulary and structures. -- A variety of essential reading skills. -- Activities for pair or small-group work. An ideal first text for students with little or no experience with English. The stories are told first in pictures, then in simple text -- always in the present tense. The high-interest content and simple format will motivate your students to read and discuss -- in English!