In Town (Great Stories: Beginner)

Wayzgoose Graded Readers, A1 Beginner level Book 1 · Wayzgoose Press

About this ebook

Meet the Mendez family: Vera, Ricardo, David, and Carmen. The kids need new jackets, so they go shopping. At the store, Carmen meets a good friend. The Mendez family enjoys lunch at Kate’s Diner. Then, Ricardo starts to think about a new job as a food truck server. Will he take the new job? 

Meet the Yousef family: Dina, Abdul, Zara, Hassan, and Fariba. Fariba is happy to meet her friend Carmen at the store. On the way home, Dina needs to get some medicine at the pharmacy for Hassan. Hassan is sick, and he has a big soccer game in two days. Will he get better in time for the game? 

The families meet at the soccer park for the big game. David and Hassan play on the same team. Will they win? 

In Town helps English language learners practice reading in several ways. The stories help reading fluency. Sentences include useful vocabulary and many common words in English. Some stories have conversations that model spoken English. In Town features short and long vowel sounds, and common sight words.

About the author

Shelley Hale Lee has been teaching for almost 20 years. Her ESL experience includes public schools and colleges in Budapest, Southern California, and North Carolina. She currently teaches intermediate and advanced ESL and an Academic Literacy course for beginners at Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C. She is a teacher trainer at the local and state levels specializing in literacy approaches for ESL emergent readers.

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