Note: You will need to purchase the book title listed in order to use these materials successfully. The suggested reading material or book can be purchased online, from American Reading Company, from Milestones or in bookstores. The entire book study program has exercises designed to pair with over 150 titles from K-2nd grade reading abilities. When you identify your students’ different levels of reading abilities, you can have them immediately begin working on book titles more suited to their level or ability.
I created this audio file to be used in conjunction with the book to give my ESL reading class more exposure to the “native speaker” pronunciation for each of the books we read and review for our book study. My classroom is set up for stations and each of the materials listed above are to be used in the listening and pre-reading stations.
100% of my students are newcomers to the United States and thus 100% ESL students. They are new to learning English and thus many have never heard or read English before and need more assistance in the four
Each part of the work involves one of those ELPS:
1. Pre-Read or Listen to the book being read by a native speaker. This is for them to become accustomed to the pronunciation of words while also learning to read in English.
2. Read the book out loud to gain fluency.
3. Listen again and complete the listening exercises.
4. Discuss in a group the comprehension questions.
5. Write the full answers for the comprehension questions either as a group or independently.
6. Use the vocabulary lists to build on their knowledge of English vocabulary through translation, context clue and creating picture or verbal dictionaries.
Although I created these materials for stations, I can see them being used in whole group instruction or individualized instruction as well.
Each book's Complete Study Includes:
1. Audio File of each book (Of course you can read the book with the students. The audio allows you more freedom in the classroom if you need.)
2. Listening Exercise to be used in conjunction with the audio file.
3. Comprehension Questions.
4. Vocabulary List.
I really enjoy using early reader books. Not only do they give my students practice in reading fluency, but the illustrations give them exposure to help them visualize and learn new vocabulary. By including comprehension questions I am also incorporating academic use for reading and using those questions to spark speaking exercises in class.
Using these early reader books with their fabulous text to illustrations, in my classroom has greatly helped my ESL newcomers become better readers and increases their vocabulary as well as helps me facilitate their learning in a more efficient manner.
I hope you find this helpful in your classroom. Look for the other products associated with this program by searching the title of the book. Or you can search Decker ESL and this scroll through the titles and products.
Thanks again and GOOD LUCK this Year!