Series Name: Welcome Newcomers: Topic-Based Books to Help New Immigrants Thrive
Engaging Nonfiction and Fiction Featuring Survival Vocabulary
The Welcome Newcomers library is a unique instructional solution that introduces life in the United States to immigrant teens. As these students learn English and adapt to living in a new country, they must learn to fit in socially and academically. Developed around 14 topics that are critical to success in American schools and communities, Welcome Newcomers gives recent immigrants relevant information supported by full-color photographs of diverse teens in real-world settings. The program includes nonfiction and fiction books, survival vocabulary cards, lesson plans, reproducible activities, and assessments. Each topic is covered by a pair of books, one nonfiction and one fiction. The 64-page nonfiction and 48-page fiction books feature easy-to-read text and engaging photographs. Welcome Newcomers places special emphasis on building vocabulary, because research indicates the importance of vocabulary acquisition for students learning English. Survival words related to each topic are highlighted in the books, with definitions provided in text boxes on the page for easy reference. These same words are featured on the full-color vocabulary cards included in the box. Featuring diverse characters in contemporary settings, the books resonate with newcomers in secondary and adult programs.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES:
Support newcomers who are learning to read English with the Welcome Newcomers Audiobooks. Read by engaging narrators, the audiobooks help students build their pronunciation and fluency skills.
AUDIOBOOK SET INCLUDES:
- 1 Thumb Drive with 28 Word-for-Word Audiobooks (books sold separately)
Grades: Teen and YA
Reading Level: 1.6 to 2.5
Lexile Level: 150L to 290L