Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners

Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
Earth Stories - for EFL and ESL Learners
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These are five short stories to help foster earth awareness. I use them in my classes for grades 8-13 (German school system). The stories are new (Dec/2017) and so far, they've proven to be challenging to my students; therefore, I recommend giving these stories to students who are accustomed to working with texts.

One of my EFL students (age 16, preparatory school, grade 10) was good enough to write me a critique:

Student review of "Bee Happy":

"A very good, easy-to-read story. The author manages to familiarize the reader with the issue (the loss of our bee colonies), and the author supplements the story with well-thought-out tasks."

Student review of "The Hope Tree":

"a very challenging text that conveys a lot of information"


Content:

"Bee Happy" -

Bee colonies are disappearing all over the planet at a phenomenal rate. In the story, after a class trip to a bee farm, a boy develops passion for beekeeping. Read about how he handles his cranky neighbor, Ms. Tomlinson!

"Hope Tree" -

A boy goes with his class to a city that was literally swept away by the tsunami of 2011. The class is going to help the city plant a new forest.

"A Picture of Hope" -

A photographer who is a member of the Cayuga tribe hears about the rare birth of a white buffalo on the Plains. She wants to be the first to get a photo of the new calf.

"The Life of a PET-Bottle" -

What happens to a plastic bottle when we throw it away? It gets recycled -- or does it?

"Water Logic" -

A gifted young programmer develops an app for doing chemical analysis of drinking water. His town is trying to cope with a poisoned water supply. With his new spectrophotometer, people can use their smartphones to see whether the water is safe to drink or not.

There are also grammar exercises and/or questions to test reading comprehension.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Historical events such as the Great East Japan Earthquake have been cited.
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