STUDENT BOOK 2A: Children's ESL Curriculum, Castles and Things in Color, Second Edition, is for children between 6-8 years. It has 14 ESL lessons and 46 pages. This is the third set in a series of 10 children's ESL curriculum textbooks, each comprises three books: Student Book, Practice Book and a Teacher's Guide with a Final Test and Glossary. This Second Edition reviews the contents of book 1A and 1B while introducing rhyming words, beginning sounds and counting. This ESL children's program stresses oral communication. It includes listening, speaking, printing, reading and following oral directions. The children participate in role-plays throughout.To provide for easy presentation, the teacher's instructions are written in small boxes on each page. Students write, draw and color in the book. TYPES OF EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES: - Listening, reading and repeating short verses- Identifying sound symbol relationships- Identifying and naming orally specific parts of a picture- Listening to words or phrases and pointing to the appropriate part of a picture- Listening to directions for coloring pictures- Participating in short role-plays speaking individually or with a small group- Listening, repeating and printing initial consonants- Identifying rhyming words- Drawing lines to match symbols to pictures- Counting and reading numbers from 11 to 20- Matching upper case and lower case letters- Matching printed words- Answering oral questions- Choosing the correct printed word to complete the line of a verse that has previously been taught.- Completing a crossword puzzle requiring horizontal printing only- Copying and printing a sentence answer.
About the Author
Daisy Stocker B.Ed., M.Ed. taught in the British and Canadian school systems in different capacities over many years. George Stocker D.D.S. practiced Dentistry and taught in hospitals, colleges and universities. In 1990 they left their Canadian careers and traveled to Czechoslovakia to teach and assist in establishing the first private language school in the country. During the following years the Stockers began the development of the Children's ESL Curriculum Series. Initially a variety of games and activities were tried with the children and their interest in science fiction became apparent. As a result of their input our Children's ESL Curriculum offers science fiction content from Book 2B through seven books to Book 5B. In order to gain an understanding of the needs and interests of Asian Children the Stockers taught for a time at an ESL school in Hong Kong. This series is presently in use in many schools around the world. The Stockers have also taught and given workshops in Mexico, Brazil, Ukraine, Hungary, Hong Kong, and Northern India. They make their home in Victoria, Canada.