Skill Sharpeners

ISBN-10: 0131929941

ISBN-13: 9780131929944

Edition: 3rd 2005

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Book details

List price: $29.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson School
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Judy DeFilippo is a coordinator of ESL in the Intensive English program at Northeastern University. She is author of Lifeskills 1 and 2 and Lifeskills and Citizenship, and is co-author of Grammar Plus, all published by Longman. nbsp; Charles Skidmore is an ESL teacher at the secondary level in the Boston, Massachusetts, schools and at Boston Universityrsquo;s CELOP program. He is co-author of In Good Company, published by Addison-Wesley.

Getting Started
What's Your Name? (Introducing oneself and others)
Names, Addresses, and Numbers (Discussing address labels, library cards, ID cards)
Classroom Language (Understanding classroom commands)
Things to Remember (Understanding school rules)
Which Way? (Understanding direction words)
At School (Naming school locations, reading a map)
People and Places at School (Naming school personnel and school locations)
Number Names (Naming numbers 1-10,000)
What Time is It? (Telling time on the hour)
Matching Times (Telling time on the hour)
Where Is It? (Naming classroom furniture and objects, distinguishing left and right)
Tell When, Tell Where (Naming the days of the week, using pictures to answer questions)
The Months of the Year (Reading a calendar, reporting dates)
May I? (Asking permission)
Talking About Feelings (Describing feelings, writing short dialogues)
Class Rules (Reading rules and information)
Clothes, Color, and Money
Clothing (Naming articles of clothing)
What Are They Wearing? (Discussing clothes, writing descriptions)
Counting American Money (Counting Money, reading and writing prices)
Money Problems (Understanding math language and money transactions)
Categories (Classifying, memorizing)
Missing Words (Recognizing and completing familiar phrases using context clues)
The Four Seasons (Reading for details, making inferences
Asking Questions (Asking and writing who- questions)
Flags, Countries, and Continents (Reading to find facts, making a chart to organize information)
Time and Place
What's the Time? (Telling time, reading signs)
Barrington Bus Company (Reading a bus schedule)
In, On, or Under? (Using prepositions in, on, under, behind, next to, writing a paragraph)
Where Are My Things? (Using prepositions in, on, under, behind, in front of)
The Surprise Party (Identifying main idea and details, following directions)
Maps (Reading a map, using prepositions, giving directions)
Following Directions (Reading a map, following directions)
The New England States (Reading a map, reading to find facts, writing a paragraph)
Describing People
Using the Verb To Be (Reviewing present forms of to be)
Anna Garcia (Reviewing pronouns and adjectives, writing a description)
Describing People and Things (Reviewing adjectives and present forms of to be)
Information, Please (Answering questions with present forms of to be)
Stevie Wonder: Reading a Biography (Reading a biography, making inferences, writing a paragraph)
Using Capital Letters (Following rules for capitalization)
Letters to a Friend (Describing, writing a friendly letter)
What's His Name? (Identifying main idea and details, writing a paragraph)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments)
Food and Drink
Food (Learning food vocabulary, answering multiple choice questions)
Doing Things (Recognizing subject pronouns, present progressive tense)
Hamburgers Unlimited! (Practicing money skills, using a chart)
More Food (Building vocabulary, classifying)
In the Cafeteria (Using information to make inferences)
Buying Food (Building vocabulary, reviewing food vocabulary, classifying)
A or An? (Using articles a and an)
Questions with Like (Differentiating among uses of like)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments)
Families and Homes
Families (Building vocabulary, answering questions)
Amy's Family (Building vocabulary, understanding a family tree chart)
Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Ms. (Learning, pronouncing, distinguishing among different name titles)
Where Are They? (Forming contractions, reviewing prepositions)
Bill's Apartment Building (Building vocabulary, classifying)
What Are They Doing? (Practicing the present progressive tense)
Spell-ING (Learning spelling rules for adding ing)
The Kent Family at Home (Present progressive, reviewing vocabulary, answering multiple-choice questions)
Two Families (Answering true-false-?
Questions, completing a cloze exercise, writing a paragraph)
Writing Questions (Asking questions using to be, present progressive)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments)
Occupations and nationalities
Occupations (Building vocabulary, using simple present tense)
More Occupations (Building vocabulary, using simple present tense)
A Working Family(Building vocabulary, making inferences)
How Much Do They Make? (Reading a bar graph, understanding more than, less than)
Interviewing: Personal Preferences (Using a chart, writing a paragraph)
Where Are You From? (Naming countries and nationalities, completing a chart)
The Right Career (Reading for details, making inferences, developing career vocabulary)
My Country and Yours (Reading for details, writing an informative essay)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments)
When and Where
Watch the Clock (Telling time to the nearest five minutes)
Time Zones (Interpreting a map, computing time zone difference)
Where Are They Going? (Using present progressive as future, using going to future, making inferences)
Pronouns (Using pronouns and possessives)
Going Places (Understanding uses of going, going to, drawing conclusions)
A Trip to the Big Apple (Identifying main idea, making inferences, asking questions)
A Field Trip (Identifying main idea and details)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments, writing a letter)
Chores and Pleasures
What Do You Have to Do? (Using have to, has to, drawing conclusions)
Can and Can't (Using modals can, can't, writing a story)
Interviewing: Can You? (Using modals can, can't, interviewing, using a chart)
A Bike Trip (Interpreting a diagram, reading for details)
Jack's Car (Interpreting a diagram, making inferences, writing a paragraph)
Road Signs (Interpreting road signs)
More Road Signs (Interpreting road signs, understanding modals have to, can can't)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments, writing a letter)
Health, the weather, and Social Engagements
Parts of the Body (Building vocabulary, labeling a diagram, discussing ailments)
A Visit to the Doctor (Sequencing events, using health-related vocabulary)
How's the Weather (Building vocabulary, making inferences)
What and Why? (Recognizing cause and effect)
The Dinner Party (Identifying main idea and details, making inferences and judgments)
Crossword Puzzle (Understanding word definitions, using context clues)
Dear Dot (Reading comprehension, making judgments, writing a letter)
Vocabulary Review
End of Book Test
Completing Familiar Structures
Writing Questions
Reading for Details
Sample Paragraph (For student reference)
Skills Index
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