*NEW* resource for the readers:
Reading comprehension chart (free download)
Suggestions for use:
-Guide students in writing their answers as you read a story together.
-Pairs complete the chart after reading the story as a class.
-Speaking practice: One student asks the questions, their partner answers. Then reverse roles.
Meet the Mendez family: Vera, Ricardo, David and Carmen. The kids need new jackets, so they go shopping. At the store, Carmen meets a good friend. The Mendez family enjoys lunch at Kate's Diner. Then, Ricardo starts to think about a new job as a food truck server. Will he take the new job?
Meet the Yousef family: Dina, Abdul, Zara, Hassan, and Fariba. Fariba is happy to meet her friend Carmen at the store. On the way home, Dina needs to get medicine at the pharmacy for Hassan. Hassan is sick, and he has a big soccer game in two days. Will he get better in time for the game?
The families meet at the soccer park for the big game. David and Hassan play on the same team. Will they win?
These stories help students improve reading fluency. Sentences include useful vocabulary and many common words in English. Some stories have conversations that model spoken English. In Town features short and long vowels and common sight words. Notes for teachers are included.
Ricardo wants a new job. Kate needs help with her new food truck. Ricardo is good at serving food, but lunch time is very busy. A customer says, “This is fish. I don’t want fish. I don’t like fish! I asked for chicken.” Help!
Zara is a high school student. She wants to buy a guitar. But guitars cost a lot of money. What kind of job can Zara do?
At Work tells stories of ordinary people solving problems in their jobs. Pam doesn’t want a new computer. Abdul needs new tools, but he doesn’t have much money. Bob is too busy, and he needs help at work.
At Work helps English language learners practice reading in several ways. The stories help reading fluency. Sentences include useful vocabulary and many common words in English. Some stories have conversations that model spoken English. At Work features short and long vowel sounds and common sight words. Notes for teachers are included.
Meet the Park family. Their two daughters are starting school in the U.S. Their
teacher is very nice, but she wants to give Min Jee an English name. And Min
Jee doesn't want an English name...Her mom is taking a Zoom class to help her
English. But nobody can hear her! What can she do?
In the Kasongo family, Helene doesn't understand how to do her math homework.
Her parents can do math, but the teacher wants it done a special way...Joseph is
working hard at university. Then one day he has a chance to help another
student learn a language he knows.
At School helps English language learners practice reading in several ways. The
stories help reading fluency. Sentences include useful vocabulary and many
common words in English. Some stories have conversations that model spoken
English. At School features short and long vowel sounds, consonant blends, and
common sight words. The stories feature common situations in elementary school,
online classes, and university. Notes for teachers are included.