An illustrated collection of stories for adult beginning readers. Few reading materials are written for adult basic literacy students. As a result, adults learning to read are often forced to do so using books created for young children. This practice can leave adult students feeling belittled, frustrated, or even a bit embarrassed. City Stories aims to correct this problem.
City Stories is a collection of lively and engaging stories for adult basic literacy students. Crafted for adult students reading at the 1-3 grade level, City Stories features:
- 24 individual narratives on four levels of increasing difficulty.
- Topics and situations which appeal to an adult audience: parenting, jobs, education, immigration, ambitions, and dreams, to name a few.
- Fun, uplifting, high-interest stories students will enjoy.
- Structured exposure to new vocabulary words and idiomatic expressions in a context suited to adult learners.
- A collection appropriate for use in a wide variety of ESL programs, including those following the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
- Read the City Stories Introduction.
Two Digital Supplements Accompany City Stories
- An Instructor's Manual. Available in the Townsend Press Learning Center, the Instructor's Manual provides an instructional sequence that can be used with each story and includes: pre-reading preparation, reading and rereading guidelines, and suggestions for discussion. The IM also provides for each story a list of its punctuation marks and usage, vocabulary words and phrases, and sight words.
- A companion workbook, also available in the Townsend Press Learning Center, offers practice with sight words, prompts for reading comprehension and writing, and "What do you think?" questions that encourage students to engage more fully with each story and its possible outcome.