thumbs-up.jpgGreat Materials for Promoting ESL Readers

As teachers, we must always evaluate materials for our students. As an ESL teacher, we need to find appropriate instructional materials for teaching Reading. Please click on the link below to see the rubric that was used to evaluate these materials.

All of these selections are rated highly appropriate for ESL Reading
instruction.

Basal Reader
Scott Foresman Take a Closer Look
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Children’s Literature
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

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Non-Fiction
At the Zoo

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Age/Profiencey Level of students

First Grade
ESL Beginner or Intermediate

Age/Profiencey Level of students

Kindergarten
ESL Beginner or
Intermediate

Age/Profiencey Level of students

Kindergarten
ESL Beginner or
Intermediate

Rationale

-varied genres of short stories in book
-vivid illustrations and photographs
-higher level thinking for discussion questions
-links to grammar and writing activities

Type of Lessons:

-Whole group reading
-Small group guided reading

Rationale

-rhyming text
-great illustrations
-interesting story to relate to prior experiences


Type of Lessons:


-Read Aloud
-Shared Reading
-Phonemic Awareness

Rationale

-Level 1 reader (for beginning readers)
-text strongly supported by illustrations
-big, easy to follow print


Type of Lessons:


-Small Group Guided Reading
-Science vocabulary

Activities and Strategies

-after reading whole group, partner students to re-tell the selected story

-students choose a story to re-tell with puppets

-set up a learning station with magnifying glasses, microscope, etc. to encourage students to “Take a Closer Look” at small objects

Activities and Strategies

-read the book to the students a 2nd time, leaving off the end of each line for them to orally supply the rhyming word

-writing activity about their first day of school

-play a vocabulary game, naming objects in the classroom

-compare the illustrations in the book focusing on the classroom before and after it is ready

Activities and Strategies

-give students individual pointers to practice tracking print

-use sticky notes to cover the words and focus on learning the names of the animals

-after students are
familiar with the pictures, use sticky notes to cover the picture and they supply the word

-set up a learning station with animal books, puzzles, and picture/word cards



References:


Scott foresman reading-take a closer look. (2000). Glenview, Illinois: Addison-Wesley
Educational Publisher, Inc.

Slate, J. (1996). Miss bindergarten gets ready for kindergarten. New York, NY: Puffin
Books.

Randell, B., Giles, J., & Smith, A. (1996). At the Zoo. Barrington, IL: Rigby.



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dana.westveer@mnps.org
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