This comprehensive workbook works as a companion to the "Journeys" story, "The Power of W.O.W." Suitable for native speakers as well as EFL, these exercises were carefully laid down to support all vocabulary and grammar put forth by Houghton Mifflin, and give kids a comprehensive exposure to the productive skills of reading and writing.
In Taiwan, there are many English programs and Bi-lingual schools who use American curricula. That is great in theory, an American education after all. However, most kids haven't the input and grammar foundation to put it together. So we wrote a book to accompany our 'Journeys' books.
There are many lovely stories, we just needed to create a bridge, and add extra firmament as the kids moved forward. We also included a grammar map of our own, to fill in the gaps for our EFL learners.
-original dialogs/ target vocabulary
-Simple-compound-complex sentence types
-word stress/ syllabication
-conjunction review: relative clauses, correlative and subordinate
-spelling word activation
-guided writing- grammar applications: adjectives ending in –ish, -able, -ous
-verb review, perfect forms
There are over 75 story workbooks available, please ask if you need a specific story.
As for Common Core. This certainly covers all Common Core from 4.1- 4.6; also appropriate for other grade levels as well. For example, we use it with 6th graders in Taiwan. There is certainly challenging and advanced material here.
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