ELL Teen Literacy Library

The ELL Teen Literacy Library is a unique collection of fiction and nonfiction books aimed at middle school, high school, and adult English language learners, including newcomers. Many of these learners struggle with reading and a limited English vocabulary. This makes it difficult to do well in content-area classes, where textbooks are often written above grade level. For this reason, the ELL Teen Literacy Library focuses on social studies, math, and science topics, in books written at accessible levels. Each engaging fiction and nonfiction book features age-respectful storylines and full-color photographs on every page to support beginning readers at the secondary level.

Organized into five content-focused genres, this collection includes 20 unique titles. Each genre includes three fiction books and one nonfiction book. Fiction books feature realistic storylines. Nonfiction books focus on high-interest topics. 

Special emphasis is placed on vocabulary with five key vocabulary words highlighted in each book. These words are featured in a glossary at the back of each book and on photo vocabulary cards included with the collection. Vocabulary is also emphasized in the Teacher’s Guide, with vocabulary lessons and activities. In addition, the Teacher’s Guided includes book lesson plans, guided reading questions, reproducible student activities, and assessments in the form of a program progress chart and book quizzes.