WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 2: English in Everyday Life, Chapter 3 / “Moving,” pages 31-45
Who It’s For: Beginning Language Learners Gaining Confidence in Reading & Writing of Words, (Numerical) Phrases, & Sentences
Why You Need It: Language learners and new readers setting up accommodations are likely to deal with (abbreviations in) (housing & furniture) ads, rental forms, and pricing. They’ll want to get and share information about these topics.
What You’ll / They’ll Do:
 In Part One / Read & Understand, match the common ad abbreviations with full words for features of housing. Show that you comprehend the meanings of rental and sale ads.
 In Part Two / Information, go over two-letter abbreviations for U.S. states, ways to read and write numbers / amounts of money, and conventions in filling out an “Application to Rent.”
 In Part Three / Spelling, compare two kinds of “complex vowel” spellings. Review “simple vowels.” Practice phonics by reading aloud typical words (in sentences).
 In Part Four / Read & Write, look (again) at the basics of phrase and sentence writing (capitalization, punctuation, arrangement of elements) in short letters about living situations. Correct a sample. Take dictation and check what you wrote with the printed original. Complete letter templates. Write about your own room, apartment, or house.