WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 3: An Immigration Story, Chapter 2 / “Housing,” pages 18-30
Who It’s For: New Readers / Writers of Full Sentences in Paragraph (Narrative) Form Working on Reading Comprehension + Writing Conventions
Why You Need It: High beginners boosting ability in getting major ideas and learning from narratives should probably (continue to) read (and write) material based on everyday life situations. Just about everyone has at least some interest in housing. With its related exercises / activities, the dual-ending story “A Place to Live” ought to attract interest and help build written language skills.
What You’ll / They’ll Do:
 In Part One / The Story, peruse “pre-reading” illustrations and vocabulary. Read and understand the beginning of the narrative, “A Place to Live.” Then in pairs, choose one of two possible two endings to the story. Retell it to your partner.
 In Part Two / Practical Reading & Writing, match possible (newspaper) abbreviations with their meanings. Understand ads. Scan a sample “Application to Rent.” Get the main points of a simulated “Rental Agreement.” .
 In Part Three / the Rules of Writing, review what you know or get what you need in regard to writing conventions and the spellings of complex vowels. Do exercises: take a short dictation, check your work, write your own paragraph on the topic.
 In Part Four / Communicating in Writing, complete a template that includes an explanation, a result, a request, and an instruction. Create your own note (with real-life information).