The Sanchez Family
Now, Tomorrow, and Yesterday
by Bob Rich
Illustrations by Nancy Shrewsbury Nadel
Level: Beginning proficiency. Middle/High School/Adults
Student Text: $12.50
Teacher's Guide: $9.50
A beginning-level book for developing spoken language skills
- short sentences
- high frequency verbs
- limited vocabulary
- survival-level nouns
- attention to regular sound spelling combinations
A meaningful text for family literacy programs
and Sample: Present Progressive Tense
Family Answer Key
This beginning-level workbook assumes very little knowledge
of English. Using illustrations and a series of simple, graded
exercises, the learner follows the Sanchez Family through
a typical weekend.
Family FREE Teacher's Guide (pdf)
Unit One, Saturday Evening (NOW).
We look in on the family as they are doing different things
and enjoying the evening - watching, listening, eating, playing,
etc. The exercises guide the students through the form and
meaning of the present progressive verb phrase and
its use to describe the real present: an action in progress
as we speak or look.
Unit Two, Sunday (TOMORROW).
What is the family going to do on Sunday?
They're going to the park. And at the park they're going to
swing, slide, run, kick, climb, etc., etc., and they are going
to top off the day with an ice cream. The learner works with
the "be going to" phrasal modal to express a fture event that
has been planned.
Unit Three, At the Supermarket (YESTERDAY).
We learn about what the family did when they went to the supermarket.
Everyone had a job. Carmen took a shopping cart, Maria looked
for pet food, Carlos reached for tortilla chips, Pedro squeezd
the oranges, and finally they all checked out and carried
things home. As they filled their baskets, the learner also
worked on regular and irregular verbs - high frequency verbs
- 32 by the end of the unit.
A Teacher's Guide provides suggestions as well as photocopyable
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