Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Sandra Heyer  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
96
Pub.-date
April 1998
ISBN13
9780201343137
ISBN
0201343134


Picture-Based Low Beg

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9780201343137
Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader
36.10 approx. 7-9 days

Description

  • A three-year-old boy falls 18 feet into a gorilla cage and is saved by a mother -- a mother gorilla, that is!
  • A waitress finds a lottery ticket for a tip, instead of cash. And she wins six million dollars!

Very Easy True Stories, by Sandra Heyer, presents 14 very low-level stories of high-level interest -- humorous, poignant, astounding -- and all true! Selected from newspapers and magazines, and adapted for the beginning student, the stories are told as simply as possible -- exclusively in the present tense. 

 

First, students see a series of captioned pictures so the meaning is clear. Then, students read the story in text form for real reading practice. Finally, students do exercises following each story to develop very basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary proficiency. 

 

Very Easy True Stories is an ideal first text for students with little or no experience with English.

Features

  • Pre-reading questions.
  • Exercises in vocabulary, comprehension, discussion, and writing.
  • Carefully controlled vocabulary and structures.
  • A variety of essential reading skills.
  • Activities for Pair or small-group work.

Table of Contents

Unit 1                Shopping Day

 

Unit 2                Mary Walks Home

 

Unit 3                Elevator Romance

 

Unit 4                A Son for Mr. and Mrs. Aversa?

 

Unit 5                Is There a Face on Mars?

 

Unit 6                Neighbors

 

Unit 7                A Smart Mother

 

Unit 8                Stuck!

 

Unit 9                Binti to the Rescue

 

Unit 10              Where Is Mrs. Zimmer?

 

Unit 11              Fast Money

 

Unit 12              Returning a Favor

 

Unit 13              Help! I Can't Find My Apartment!

 

Unit 14              A Big Tip

Back Cover

Would you believe … ?

 

• The parents of two daughters eagerly await the birth of their third child, hoping for a son. They get a big surprise -- quadruplets! All four are…girls!

 

• A waitress accepts a lottery ticket as a tip, instead of cash. And the ticket wins $6 million!

 

• A middle-aged couple are still in love and want to stay married -- but they just can’t get along. What is their solution to the dilemma? Separate side-by-side houses!

 

These stories, selected from mainstream news sources, are very low-level but high interest -- humorous, poignant, astounding -- and all true! They are told as simply as possible -- exclusively in the present tense -- and all stories are less than ½ page long.

 

Very Easy True Stories, by Sandra Heyer, is an ideal first text for students with little experience with English. It is a companion book to All New Very Easy True Stories, which is at the same level but features all new stories and exercises. These two parallel readers give students the option of lingering at the low-beginning level. They can go back and forth between Very Easy True Stories and All New Very Easy True Stories, or they can complete first one book and then the other. Or teachers can use Very Easy True Stories one semester and All New Very Easy True Stories the next. That way, students who stay in a low-beginning class when their classmates move on to the next level can essentially repeat the class but with all new material. Combined, the two books offer 28 stories, giving teachers multiple opportunities to incorporate reading into their thematically-based instructional units.

 

Features

 • First, students see a series of captioned pictures that clarify the meaning of the sentences beneath the pictures.

 

 • Next, students read the story in text form for real reading practice.

 

 • Finally, students complete exercises following each story to develop basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary proficiency.

 

The True Stories series includes:

True Stories Behind the Songs

More True Stories Behind the Songs

Very Easy True Stories

All New Very Easy True Stories

Easy True Stories, Second Edition

All New Easy True Stories

True Stories in the News, Third Edition

More True Stories, Third Edition

Even More True Stories, Third Edition

Beyond True Stories