New series: What’s next?

New series: What’s next?

New series: What’s next?

Date posted: March 13, 2012

What’s next?: a multilevel phonics approach for ESL students. (Series) by Lia Conklin (2012).

What’s next? is a two-level reading series designed for multilevel English classes. The stories follow a young woman through her early days learning English. There are 4 student books at the introductory level and 4 student books at the low-beginning level. The two levels tell the same story, but in different formats. Each story is accompanied by listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension exercises for that level. There is an accompanying teacher’s guide. Each of the 8 student books and the teacher’s guide are available separately.

Book 1: 1. Introducing Samsam and Adam — 2. Where is the school? — 3. Samsam and Adam register for class — 4. Samsam’s morning routine — 5. A ride to school. (Available at both Introductory and Low Beginning level)

Book 2: 1. Samsam gets lost — 2. Buying school supplies — 3. Samsam’s English class — Review: Planning a celebration — Review: Planning a vacation. (Available at both Introductory and Low Beginning level)

Book 3: 1. Samsam and Adam’s weekend — 2. Rainy weather — 3. Samsam and Adam’s family — 4. Samsam looks for a job — 5. Samsam’s interview. (Available at both Introductory and Low Beginning level)

Book 4: 1. Apartment problems — 2. Apartment search — 3. Samsam’s doctor’s appointment — 4. Doctor’s orders — 5. Samsam’s surprise. (Available at both Introductory and Low Beginning level)

Teacher’s guide. Scope and sequence chart – Multilevel lesson planner – Using ‘What’s Next?’: the whole-parts-whole phonics approach to teaching English – Extension activities – Journal template.

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