Everyday English Comic Book 1
Ever notice that there are no ESL comic books for adults? At least, I haven’t been able to find any online. What I did find were examples of how to use a comic strip in a lesson, but no real comic books.
I’m sharing with my friends on Facebook two chapters from my new comic book series: Everyday English Comic Books. This post contains Chapter 3 from Book 1, and the next post will include Chapter 5 from Book 2. If you use either of them in class, please let me know how your students reacted. I’d appreciate any feedback. You can contact me on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and enjoy.
How many of you ESL instructors are stuck with having to use a supplement reader that contain short story after short story that have nothing to do with real life? Wouldn’t it be better to have a progressive reader that deals with spoken language in everyday situations? That’s what I’m attempting to do with this series. The books are meant to be used as progressive readers. The series starts out with simple grammatical structures, then gradually builds to more complex forms. Also, it’s a great way to get students to read aloud.
Chapter 3 presents the following skills/competencies: Common classroom directions, filling out a registration form, and Reading and writing addresses; Grammar & Structures: Imperative (Don’t, Let’s) and the definite article; Vocabulary/expressions: Common verbs and classroom words.
Everyday English Comic Books 1 & 2 are available at Amazon.com. Books 3 will be available at the beginning of April. Books 4 & 5 will follow in June.
Paul J. Hamel