A Dangerous Encounter (ESL graphics novel)
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A Dangerous Encounter is written in a graphics novel format for English Second Language students. The story is adapted from the ESL Storybook, of the same name.
This ESL Adventure Book of 80 pages is appropriate for students between the ages of 7 and 12. It stresses listening, understanding, speaking and creative thinking. The children are encouraged to suggest solutions to the problems that the storybook characters encounter and express their ideas.
It is very well suited to summer camp activities or supplementary lessons that stress oral language.
The student book has 31 colorful pages that present the lively conversations of the storybook characters. Teacher notes and suggestions for teaching each chapter are included at the bottom of each page. These include questions for the teacher to ask followed by the answers.
The story is about a family that lives on Saturn and their teenaged cousins who visit them from Earth. Friendly aliens accompany them throughout their journey.
Picture Bingo Games teach understanding of oral language. This book includes two sets of games. The children listen intently as the teacher calls the captions, because they are eager to win the game. It is our experience that the children often asked as they entered the classroom, “Can we play Bingo?”
We responded with, “Yes, but we have this work to do first so let’s get started so we can play Bingo.”
As the teacher calls the caption for a picture, the children must listen and find the picture on their card that reflects the meaning of what they have heard.
There are two sets of captions for the teacher to call. The first uses the basic vocabulary from the story. The second set is “Enrichment”. It introduces some new vocabulary, requiring the children to use context clues to identify the correct picture.
Included are two complete sets of Picture Bingo, each with 25 student cards.