Longman Basic Dictionary of American English
Format: The Longman Basic Dictionary of American
English is an excellent dictionary for young
learners. I teach in a special education
classroom of fifth and sixth graders. I also have
some ESOL students at the same levels.
Several of these students have used this
dictionary in the last week and have found it to
be very user friendly. The definitions are
written simply, but with enough detail for
understanding. There are a few pictures
throughout the book, but the best ones are the
series of pages in the center of the book. There
are several theme pages in full color dealing
with such things as animals, space, and
I would recommend this dictionary to any
elementary teacher and any ESOL or SPED
teacher. I look forward to getting more of the
dictionaries for my students.
This phonics book is put together by units
over different aspects of phonics, such as short
vowels. Each unit consists of matching
sentences to pictures, fill in the blank, a short
story, and a review page. The pages are
colorful and have bright cheerful pictures, some
drawn and some photographs. The directions
are easy the read and follow.
I have used this book for a week with my
ESOL and SPED students and they really enjoy
it. They are able to complete the pages on their
own or with minimal help. I would recommend
this book to any introductory class of ESOL or
New Parade – 4
This book is divided into units based on
everyday activities or knowledge. There are
units about health, eating, days & dates, and
dinosaurs to name a few. Each unit has
several activities such as fill in the blank,
reading a short passage or drawing something.
The pages are bright and colorful. The
directions are very easy to read and follow.
I have used this book the past week with my
ESOL and SPED students and they have been
able to complete the activities with little or no
instruction from me. They seem to enjoy the
activities and are increasing their vocabularies
and knowledge bases. I would recommend this
book to anyone with lower level learners.