~ A New ESL Reading & Writing Work-Text ~

By Joyce Flager; Illustrated by Shirley Manfredi

Joyce Flager has created an interactive student work-text to accompany Paul Fleischman’s award–winning novel, Seedfolks. Together Seedfolks and Seedfolks’ Companion will help intermediate to advanced students develop understanding and competencies in:

  • ~ Language Skills
    • determining vocabulary in context
    • acquiring new vocabulary
    • learning and using literary terms
    • collaborating and negotiating with classmates
    • sharing ideas, opinions, issues and knowledge
  • ~ Reading and Critical Thinking
    • predicting outcomes
    • looking at whole language
    • analyzing content
    • examining and comparing cultural differences
  • ~ Discussing and Writing
    • summarizing themes
    • comparing characters, situations, and issues
    • determining cause and effect

Seedfolks’ Companion provides the tools to deepen the experience and enjoyment of Seedfolks’ multi-cultural characters and universal themes while increasing language proficiency. Preview Seedfolks’ Companion.

About the Author, Joyce Flager:

Joyce has traveled extensively. For six years she lived and taught English in Japan. She has taught a variety of ESL courses for UC Berkeley Extension, UC Santa Cruz Extension, and San Jose State University. She now teaches ESL and works in the Writing Center at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Joyce is available for teaching seminars.

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