The Easy English Series – Book 2: Easy Read and Write by Margaret Warner
– Reading & Writing for Students who have little or no Experience of English
The Easy English Series consists of eight books, all of which have been carefully constructed to increase the proficiency of ESL (English as a Second Language) and ESD (English as a Second Dialect) students’ use of standard English. The series immerses students in a language programme which is accessible and relevant to the lives and experiences of young people, regardless of their cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The series is very well laid out with an appealing font, graphics that will appeal to all ages and text is well spaced and uncluttered. The activities in each book are suitable for ESL/ESD students or any student who is struggling with the English language.
Easy English Book 2: Easy Read and Write is the second book in the series and aims to improve educational outcomes for indigenous and ESL students. It introduces students to six entertaining and engaging short stories which are delightfully and meaningfully illustrated. The stories are clearly and simply written, to help students develop some basic comprehension skills.
They deal with characters spending time with their family and friends, not feeling well and interacting with Australian wildlife: situations in which the students are likely to find themselves. Carefully designed student activities, which are outcome linked, are connected to each story and encourage careful reading and understanding of the texts. The solutions for these activities are provided at the back of the book.
Age Suitability: 6-9+
Editor: Margaret Warner
Extent: A4 Photocopiable Teacher Resource Book – 52 Pages