At Work (Great Stories: Beginner)

Wayzgoose Graded Readers, A1 Beginner level Book 2 · Wayzgoose Press

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Ricardo wants a new job. Kate needs help with her new food truck. Ricardo is good at serving food, but lunch time is very busy. A customer says, “This is fish. I don’t want fish. I don’t like fish! I asked for chicken.” Help!

Zara is a high school student. She wants to buy a guitar. But guitars cost a lot of money. What kind of job can Zara do?

At Work tells stories of ordinary people solving problems in their jobs. Pam doesn’t want a new computer. Abdul needs new tools, but he doesn’t have much money. Bob is too busy, and he needs help at work.

At Work 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. At Work features short and long vowel sounds and common sight words.

About the author

Shelley has been teaching for more than 20 years. Her ESL experience includes public K-12 schools and colleges in Budapest, Southern California, and North Carolina. From 2013-2017, she was a teacher trainer at the local and state levels specializing in literacy approaches for adult ESL emergent readers. She is a past presenter at professional gatherings such as LESLLA, the NCSU ESL Symposium, and the NC Literacy Council. She is a frequent presenter at the annual TESOL Convention. Shelley currently teaches ESL at William G. Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C.

For more information and resources, visit Shelley's website,, or her author page at

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