WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 3: An Immigration Story, Chapter 4 / “Work,” pages 45-57
Who It’s For: Learners Building Reading Comprehension + Writing Skills With Work-Related Content
Why You Need It: The topic of work (employment & business) is nearly always relevant to language learners. There are job searches, (tax) forms, letters, resumes, ads, and more. Here’s reading & writing material relevant to those topics.
What You’ll / They’ll Do:
 With the color Chapter Opener, discuss how concepts of “the world of work” have evolved up to the present. Then in Part One / The Story, read the two-ending narrative, “New Jobs.” Compare its processes to current reality.
 In Part Two / Practical Reading & Writing, examine a (perhaps superseded) income tax form. Acquire its vocabulary. Compare it to comparable current materials.
 In Part Three / the Rules of Writing, review word, sentence, and paragraph capitalization / punctuation. Insert it into a description of work experience. Go over unusual spellings of several consonant sounds. Apply these + rules for the -(e)s verb ending to paragraph writing from dictation.
 In Part Four / Communicating in Writing, analyze the format and content of a typical printed resume. Do the same for a letter of application. With or without templates, put in your own employment-related information, for imaginary, anticipated, or real situations.