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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