Side by Side Plus, Book 1: Life Skills, Standards, & Test Prep / Edition 3

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Overview

Side by Side has helped over 25 million students worldwide persist and succeed as language learners. Now, in this special edition for adult learners in standards-based programs, Side by Side Plus builds students' general language proficiency and prepares them for their life-skill roles in the community, family, school, and at work. Easy-to-use teacher support materials include hundreds of multilevel activities and a wealth of supplemental worksheets, achievement tests, and other resources to assure learner persistence and success.

Outstanding Features:

  • Picture dictionary lessons introduce unit vocabulary in a clear, easy-to-use format.
  • The program's guided conversation methodology integrates grammar, vocabulary, and topics through real-life communication practice that is student-centered, interactive, and fun.
  • Standards-based lessons in each unit develop the competencies included in CASAS, BEST Plus, EFF, SCANS, Model Standards, and other major curriculum frameworks and assessment systems.
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, and community tasks promote cooperative learning, problem-solving, and civics connections.
  • Diverse reading and writing activities include realia, narrative readings, and journal-writing to develop skills for daily life, self-expression, and academic advancement.
  • Built-in assessment in each unit includes a check-up test and vocabulary and skill checklists enabling students to assess their progress.
  • Side by Side Gazette magazine sections promote learner persistence through high-interest material that students can use in class or on their own, building a bridge between the classroom and the home.
  • A Bonus Gazette Audio CD included with the text offers entertaining radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.
  • An all-in-one teacher support package includes a Teacher's Guide with Multilevel Activity & Achievement Test Book and CD-ROM providing multilevel activities and an array of reproducible masters, worksheets, and tests.
  • An Activity & Test Prep Workbook offers all-skills practice, GrammarRaps, and unit achievement tests.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132402545
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 1/17/2008
  • Series: Side by Side Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 78,974
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

("Plus" indicates NEW standards-based lessons in Side by Side Plus 1)

1. To Be: Introduction

Personal Information

Cardinal Numbers

Meeting People

Plus:

Filling Out a Form

Forms of Identification

Addressing an Envelope

Abbreviations in Addresses

2. To Be + Location

Subject Pronouns

Classroom Objects

Rooms in the Home

Cities, Countries, and Nationalities

Places Around Town

Plus:

Classroom Actions

Giving and Following Instructions

3. Present Continuous Tense

Everyday Activities

Plus:

Calling Directory Assistance

Calling 911

Using a Telephone Directory

Side by Side Gazette

4. To Be: Short Answers

Possessive Adjectives

Everyday Activities

Plus:

Civics: Community Service

5. To Be:

Yes/No Answers

Short Answers

Adjectives

Possessive Pronouns

Describing People and Things

Weather

Plus:

Reading a Weather Map

Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperatures

6. To Be: Review

Present Continuous Tense: Review

Prepositions of Location

Describing Activities and Events

Family Members

Plus:

Reading a Family Tree Diagram

Introducing People

Side by Side Gazette

7. Prepositions

There Is/There Are

Singular/Plural: Introduction

Places Around Town

Locating Places in the Community

Describing Neighborhoods

Describing Apartments

Plus:

Reading a Simple Map

Apartment Ads

8. Singular/Plural

Adjectives

This/That/These/Those

Clothing

Colors

Shopping for Clothing

Plus:

Money

Price Tags

Clothing Sizes

Clothing Ads

Store Receipts

Side by Side Gazette

9. Simple Present Tense

Languages and Nationalities

Everyday Activities

Plus:

Civics: Staying Informed

10. Simple Present Tense:

Yes/No Questions

Negatives

Short Answers

Days of the Week

Habitual Actions

People’s Interests and Activities

Plus:

Work Schedules

Bus Destination Signs

Side by Side Gazette

11. Object Pronouns

Simple Present Tense: -s vs. non -s Endings

Have/Has

Adverbs of Frequency

Calendar

Describing Frequency of Actions

Describing People

Plus:

Family Responsibilities

12. Contrast: Simple Present and Present Continuous Tenses

Adjectives

Feelings and Emotions

Describing Usual and Unusual Activities

Plus:

The Education System

School Personnel and Locations

Side by Side Gazette

13. Can

Have To

Occupations

Expressing Ability

Looking for a Job

Plus:

Help Wanted Signs and Want Ads

Job Interview

Filling Out a Job Application

Asking Permission at Work

Safety Signs

14. Future: Going to

Time Expressions

Want to

Describing Future Plans and Intentions

Weather Forecasts

Telling Time

Months of the Year

Plus:

Ordinal Numbers

Dates

Schedules

Job Application Forms

Side by Side Gazette

15. Past Tense:

Regular Verbs

Introduction to Irregular Verbs

Past Actions and Activities

Describing an Event

Ailments

Making a Doctor’s Appointment

Plus:

A Medical Exam

Medical Appointment Cards

Medicine Labels

Staying Healthy

16. Past Tense:

Yes/No Questions

Short Answers

WH-Questions

More Irregular Verbs

Time Expressions

Reporting Past Actions and Activities

Giving Reasons

Giving Excuses

Plus:

Job Applications

17. To Be: Past Tense

Television Commercials

Describing Physical States and Emotions

Biographies and Autobiographies

Plus:

Basic Foods and Food Groups

Making a Shopping List

Ordering a Meal

Reading a Simple Menu

Supermarket Ads

Food Labels

Side by Side Gazette

Appendix

Listening Scripts

Vocabulary List

Skill Index

Topic Index

Grammar Index

Irregular Verbs: Past Tense

Map of the United States

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