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A new novel written by an ESL teacher for ESL students

 
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mrodas



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: A new novel written by an ESL teacher for ESL students Reply with quote

There's a new novel out there that was written by an ESOl teacher for secondary school and up, intermediate language level ESOL students. It's called The Eight Ball Club: Ocean of Fire by M.C. Pugin-Rodas.
I just pre-ordered it from Amazon.com. It has vocab words in bold print that are defined in the "What that Word?" glossary in the back and it is full of academic science terms.
The story is about eight teens from diverse backgrounds who become trapped together inside of the magma chamber of a volcano. The teenage students are from El Salvador, Vietnam, Korea, South America, India, Morocco, Switzerland, and Mali. A friend of mine reviewed the book and read some of it to his intermediate language level class. He said they really liked it because of the love, humor, multiculturalism theme, and there are many issues they could related to (change in family life, crossing the Rio Grande to the US, teenage love interests, etc.). Supposedly there is a teacher reproducible activity book with grammer, reading, writing, science, and math worksheets and projects that relate to the novel that is coming out at the end of the summer. Certainly worth taking a look Very Happy !
Has anyone else read it yet?
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Eric18



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Sounds promising Reply with quote

Thanks for the lead!
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mrodas



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: The Eight Ball Club, ESL novel and activity book Reply with quote

Sure! The Eight Ball Club, Reproducible Activity Book is going on pre-sale (free shipping) next week. See www.TheEightBallClub.com. It has 100+ activities to reproduce for your classes, organized by chapters aligned with the novel.
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