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Talk About - Grades 1-8

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Jumpstart Oral Language, Reading, and Writing
Skills for English Language Learners!

View Overview Guide - Fast and Faster, After school, Going to the Game and Energy book spreads

Talk About is a series of non-fiction books designed to
provide models of everyday English language for students
who are learning English or who have limited English
language skills, regardless of their age or grade.



    Download the Talk About Overview Guide here

Themes:

  • Talk About Everyday Things
    (Beginning ELL)
  • Talk About The Natural World
    (Beginning – High-Beginning ELL)
  • Talk About Things Around Me
    (High-Beginning ELL)
  • Talk About Science in My World
    (Low-Intermediate ELL)
  • Includes sturdy storage tub

    New Online Edition!

    Each Talk About set sold separately.


Themes:

    Talk About Online Edition is made
    up of 4 sets of non-fiction
    digital student books that range from
    Beginning to Intermediate levels.
    The online edition includes audio
    to give models of the sound of
    the words.

    Digital Program Overview Guide
    and teacher activities included!

Each print set includes:
• Digital Overview Guide • Activity sheets and Blackline masters for each title
• Model Lesson Plans • Storage Box

The Natural World Book Spread and Birds for Pets activity sheets

Talk About introduces your students to the structure, pattern, and vocabulary of everyday language through talking, reading, and writing.

The connection of oral language, reading, and writing provides multiple opportunities for the student to grasp the same concept in different ways.

Each set of 24 books is broadly themed and follows a progression from
Beginning ELL to Low-Intermediate ELL.


Set Pages Topics (6 tiles in each topic)
Talk About Everyday Things
Beginning ELL
16 • All About Me
• At My Home
• At my School
• In My Community

Talk About The Natural World
Beginning–High-Beginning ELL
16 • Animals
• Plants
• Weather
• Health

Talk About Things Around Me
High Beginning ELL
24 • Sports and Recreation
• My Town
• Where It Comes From
• Jobs

Talk About Science in My World
Low-Intermediate ELL
24 • Life Science
• Structures and Mechanisms
• Matter and Energy
• Earth and Space


Full list of titles


Beginning High-Beginning ELL

    Everyday Things features:
    Patterned text that provides a structure for oral and written language
    Labels to help identify English nouns
    A photo glossary of extra content words
    Illustrated content vocabulary to assist comprehension and visual literacy elements included (charts, menus, and maps)
    Content and high-frequency words repeated throughout the text

Beginning–High-Beginning ELL

    The Natural World features:
    Main content vocabulary related to the theme
    Labels and captions to assist comprehension
    Visual literacy with illustrated vocabulary reinforcement
    Patterned text that provide a structure for oral and written language
    Concept review, and summary chart with word count

High-Beginning ELL

    Things Around Me features:
    Illustrated content vocabulary with definitions and pronunciations
    Labels to help identify English nouns and verbs
    Patterned text that provides a structure for oral and written language
    Visual literacy elements included (charts, tables, and calendars)
    Critical thinking questions
    Concept review, and summary chart with word count

Low-Intermediate ELL

    Science In My World features:
    Content vocabulary with definitions and pronunciations
    Labels to help identify English nouns and verbs
    Straightforward text with repeated concept words
    Visual literacy pages that provide for comprehension in a variety of forms, such as tables, diagrams, comparison charts, and photos with keys
    Concept review, and summary chart with word count

Also available in French! Print and Digital Sold Separately.

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