ESL Curricula Descriptions

This page contains brief descriptions of various ESL curricula, by levels.

Title Description Members who use this text Library
Sounds Easy
Sharon Bassano, Alta Book Center publishers
Learning Level: 1

Teaches sound system with simple pictures and minimal print.

MLC
Starting to Read
Linda Mrowicki, Linmore Publishers
Learning Level: 1

Basic written English, word recognition and grammar practice.

GEL Guide MLC, SPPL
Survival English: English through Conversations, Book 1, 2nd Edition
Prentice Hall
Learning Level: 1

ESL textbook series; focuses on basic spoken survival English.

GEL Guide, HAP, SPPS MLC, SPPL
Zero Prep for Beginners; Ready to Go Activities for the Classroom
Alta Book Center Publishers, 2001
Learning Level: 1

Ready to go activities with no preparations.

GEL Guide, HAP, SPPS MLC, SPPL
Amazing Stories (series)
Houghton Mifflin publishers
Learning Level: 2

Engaging readings helps build vocabulary through true human interest readings, exercises included.

Lao Family
Apple Pie 1B
Sadae Iwataki, Delta Systems publishers
Learning Level: 2

Lesson plan format developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

SPPS MLC
Beginning Stories from the Heart: A reading and Writing Book for Teens and Adults
Ronna Magy, Linmore publlishers
Learning Level: 2

Authentic stories written by teens and adults from 15 different countries.

SPPS MLC
Bridge to Literacy
Dominie publishers
Learning Level: 2 Lao Family MLC
Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers (series)
Cambridge Press
Learning Level: 2 MLC
Chalk Talks
Norma Shapiro and Carol Gense
Learning Level: 2

Unique resource book for students to communicate their stories through illustrations.

MLC

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