ESL Curricula Descriptions

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

Titlesort descending Description Members who use this text Library
The New Oxford Picture Dictionary
Oxford University Press
Learning Level: 0 All Members MLC
The Pizza Tastes Good
William Pickett
Learning Level: 2

Three level reading series for beginners to low intermediate learners using relevant stories about people from around the world.

MLC
The Pizza Tastes Great: Dialogues and Stories
William P. Pickett, Prentice Hall Regents publishers
Learning Level: 3 GEL Guide, SPPS MLC, SPPL
The Rainmaker’s Dog
Cynthia Dresser, St. Martin’s Press publishers
Learning Level: 6

International folk tales that help build communication through discussions.

SPPS MLC
The Salsa Is Hot
William Pickett
Learning Level: 2

Reading series for beginners.

MLC
The Work Experience
Jeanne H. Smith and Harry Ringel, New Readers Press
Learning Level: 3

Short readings using workplace themes.

MLC, SPPS SPPL
The Work Experience 2
Learning Level: 2

15 easy stories to encourage reading fluency using workplace themes.

SPPS
Tony's Deal
Grass Roots Press
Learning Level: 0

Simple text, real life photographs, beginning reader.

SPPS
True Stories in the News: A Beginning Reader 2nd edition
Sandra Heyer, Addison Wesley Longman
Learning Level: 4

A beginning reader that uses actual news stories as reading material. Each story includes a variety of reading activities.

SPPS MLC, SPPL
Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader
Sandra Heyer, Longman publishers
Learning Level: 2

Stories are told through pictures and a minimal of print.

SPPS MLC

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