WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 3: an Immigration Story, Introduction / “Getting Started,” pages 2-5
Who It’s For: Beginning Writers of English Ready to Put Information about Themselves into Paragraphs
Why You Need It: As soon as learners can fill out forms and respond to exercise items, they’ll probably want to write whole sentences in paragraphs. What better topic to start “Guided Writing” with than themselves—their names, backgrounds, interests, and more?
What You’ll / They’ll Do:
 Compile vocabulary that names people, jobs, interests, places in the world, and languages.
 In the blanks of a paragraph, write the information that’s true for you. After reading other people’s paragraphs, complete pieces of writing about them.
 In pairs, play a Letter & Number Strategy Game that provides language practice while you give, spell, and collect personal information.