ESL According to Fran (ebook Gr: 7 to A)

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ESL According to Fran

Fran Marshall

110 pages (includes bonus comprehension questions)

Intermediate to Advanced Grades 7 to Adult

eBook Price: $21.95


Fran Marshall presents a collection of illustrated personal stories that fully engage ESL learners. The stories make everyone laugh out loud – and learn English at the same time. Teachers and learners thoroughly enjoy the account of Fran’s very unusual dog; the hilarious story of Fran blowing across the parking lot in the wind; her family tradition of giving her husband one shoe for Christmas; the communication problem of a young couple falling in love in an ESL class; Fran’s Friday the thirteenth luck; her bargain shoes – and others!

Each story in ESL According to Fran is a complete self-contained four-page lesson that comprises an introductory discussion, vocabulary study, a story, comprehension and inference questions, and related grammar and writing exercises.

Guidelines for the elicitation, retelling and guided reading strategies are found at the beginning of ESL According to Fran.

An extra, 21-page comprehension booklet for review comes with the purchase of the book.

Documented comments from ESL teachers:

‘All the students wanted a chance to talk, to retell what they remembered, then to tell and write their own stories.’

‘The stories appealed greatly to my class. They begged for more.’

‘A perfect balance of listening, reading, writing and speaking activities.’

‘I use Fran’s elicitation and guided reading strategies with all reading passages because they encourage total student participation.’

‘ Conversations following the stories included excellent vocabulary usage, predictions and inferences.’

‘Fran is a wonderful storyteller! My class and I laughed together at the stories in ESL According to Fran. Are they really true, Fran?’