The Sanchez Family Student Book
Now, Tomorrow, and Yesterday
Nancy Shrewsbury Nadel
Beginning proficiency. Middle/High School/Adults
A beginning-level book for developing spoken language skills and
A meaningful text for family literacy programs
- short sentences
- high frequency verbs
- limited vocabulary
- survival-level nouns
- attention to regular sound spelling combinations
This beginning-level workbook assumes very little knowledge of English.
Using illustrations and a series of simple, graded exercises, the learner
follows the Sanchez Family through a typical weekend.
Unit One, Saturday Evening (NOW).
We look in on the family as they are doing different things and enjoying
the evening - watching, listening, eating, playing, etc. The exercises
guide the students through the form and meaning of the present
progressive verb phrase and its use to describe the real present: an
action in progress as we speak or look.
Unit Two, Sunday (TOMORROW).
What is the family going to do on Sunday?
They're going to the park. And at the park they're going to swing, slide,
run, kick, climb, etc., etc., and they are going to top off the day with an
ice cream. The learner works with the "be going to" phrasal modal to
express a fture event that has been planned.
Unit Three, At the Supermarket (YESTERDAY).
We learn about what the family did when they went to the supermarket.
Everyone had a job. Carmen took a shopping cart, Maria looked for pet
food, Carlos reached for tortilla chips, Pedro squeezd the oranges, and
finally they all checked out and carried things home. As they filled their
baskets, the learner also worked on regular and irregular verbs - high
frequency verbs - 32 by the end of the unit.
A Teacher's Guide provides suggestions as well as photocopyable