Reading Materials
(see also
Vocabulary)

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Aesop's Fables: Story Cards
Stories for reading and retelling.
All Around America
Take your students on a trip all around America, visiting 18 famous sites.
American Holidays
Exploring cultural traditions, customs and backgrounds
Celebrating American Heroes
13 brief plays to be read aloud dramatically. In each play there are a few main characters and a chorus.
Cultural Differences - text
Read, Discuss, and Write
Exploring and Understanding Cultures Using Academic Skills
 
 
Dragons without Eyes
These 25 tales will entertain, amuse, and instruct people of all ages. The characters and stories from ancient China offer interesting insights into the culture of a nation that is fast becoming a major player on the world's stage
 
Getting a Fix on Vocabulary
Newspaper articles combined with a study of prefixes, suffixes and affixes
 
For Gold and Blood
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Chinese-American immigrants and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America.
From Sound to Sentence
This book is for learners who have some familiarity with spoken English, but little skill as readers or writers. It can also be useful as a remedial text for learners who are struggling with English spelling.
 
Grandparents Are Special
A charming children's story, beautifully illustrated in full color, elementary/middle school
Heroes From American History
An intermediate integrated skills reader that includes 16 remarkable stories of men and women who struggled and succeeded - includes a variety of engaging activities.
 
How & Why Folktales
12 Classic folktales for reading and retelling
Hungry No More
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Irish-American immigrants, who fled the Irish potato famine, and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America in Boston.
Legends
This collection of 52 bio-sketches can be used by English language learners at high beginning to advanced levels. It can be used to work on all skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the same time it can be used to explore American history through the lives of some very interesting and impressive people.
 
Little Italy
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Italian-American immigrants and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America.
The Magic Paper
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Mexican-American immigrants and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America.
Murder at Ocean View College
An Exciting, Contemporary ESL Reader for Community College Students, High School and Adult Education Students, and All Reluctant Readers.
 
North American Indian: Story Cards
Stories for reading and retelling.
Nasreddin Hodja: Story Cards
Stories for reading and retelling.
The New Boy Is Lost
The exciting, frightening adventures of a boy new to the United States. He gets lost in the city on his way home from school. A Full-Color Picture-Based Novel for children
Nobody Knows
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of African-American immigrants and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America.
Pearls of Wisdom
A fascinating and enjoyable collection of stories from Africa and the Caribbean. Cassette tapes/2 CD's also available.
 
People at Work
An innovative whole-language program, 10 people are interviewed at work
Phrasal Verb Affair
In this book your students will encounter over 200 phrasal verbs in the context of a soap opera.
 
Plays for the Holidays
Your students will enjoy and learn as they read, write, listen, and perform plays.
 
Read 50
As its title promises, Pro Lingua’s new series of graded readers offers your beginning level students an opportunity to do just that – read and learn. The articles are in full color, full of varied, high interest material. That keeps students reading, and reading is a critical skill for anyone who needs to use language in everyday life
 
Read 75
As its title promises, Pro Lingua’s new series of graded readers offers your beginning level students an opportunity to do just that – read and learn. The articles are in full color, full of varied, high interest material. That keeps students reading, and reading is a critical skill for anyone who needs to use language in everyday life
 
Read 100
As its title promises, Pro Lingua’s new series of graded readers offers your beginning level students an opportunity to do just that – read and learn. The articles are in full color, full of varied, high interest material. That keeps students reading, and reading is a critical skill for anyone who needs to use language in everyday life
 
Read 125
As its title promises, Pro Lingua’s new series of graded readers offers your beginning level students an opportunity to do just that – read and learn. The articles are in full color, full of varied, high interest material. That keeps students reading, and reading is a critical skill for anyone who needs to use language in everyday life
 
Sent Away
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Japanese-Americans, in California during World War II, and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America.
This World of Ours
Stanley Frank has developed a varied and challenging collection of photocopyable activities for the advanced-level student.
 
To Set Them Free / Ozgurluk Ugruna
A bilingual Turkish/English biography of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
 
Two Hearts
Part of the Hopes and Dreams series based on the experiences of Greek-Americans and their contributions to the creation of a Multicultural America as they started in poverty and built new lives and businesses in Chicago.
 


 



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