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June's Supplemental Material

June 2018 copy

Grass Roots Press Biography Audio Books

Blogger: Carrie Roper (Literacy Coordinator)

Is your learner interested in reading about real people who made a positive impact on the world? If your answer is yes, we encourage you to visit our tutor library to check out the Grass Roots Press Biographies by Terry Baker. Learners can read about individuals such as Nelson Mandela, Ceasar Chavez, and Elizabeth Fry. The best part? These books come with an audio CD and a free online workbook.

Perfect for high beginning to low intermediate learners, the books have a one paragraph per page format, and narration spoken at a slow and steady pace. That makes them accessible and easy to follow. The simple sentences are supported by photographs, maps, and illustrations to reflect the text, making even the more challenging words easy to decode. In the back of the book, the author included a glossary with definitions and a list of discussion questions. Both of these elements help the reader dive deeper into the text and develop a greater understanding of the story. 

For tutors and learners who want even more material, the Grass Roots Press website offers a free, downloadable 12-page workbook to accompany each book. The workbook helps extend the learning from these audio books by incorporating word recognition, comprehension, and writing skills.

When you check this book out from our library, be sure to ask a Literacy Coordinator about the audio CDs. Some of the CDs are located within the books, while others are stored in a separate location.

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