Hang Out is a series of fun textbooks for learners in primary school, going from level A1 to B1. I authored units for the first three books in the series. For each unit, I wrote a series of vocabulary recognition and practice activities tailored to younger students–lots of songs and chants and sticker activities and drawing. I also worked on reading comprehension activities, building basic reading skills such as recognizing organization patterns and linking sentences to paragraphs.
Each unit also featured a cartoon and lots of commissioned illustrations. One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on.
Publisher: Compass Publishing Skills:Adapting directions, readings, and dialogues to low level English speakers. Designing creative tasks that were both fun for primary school children and cognitively appropriate. Choosing illustrations that helped students comprehend the readings.
Inside Writingis an academic English textbook that teaches writing using the genre-approach to writing. Each unit required writing a model text in a different genre, from a short narrative to a PSA to a cause and effect essay, that used words from the Academic Word List, exercises to draw student attention to the features of that genre, vocabulary exercises, grammar exercises, a guided group writing exercise, and a final writing exercise for the student.
I was hired by the ELTJam team to work on a project for Reallyenglish and New Horizons language schools. The assignment involved creating a series of speaking lesson plans to review grammar and vocabulary lessons students would do online as self-study via Adobe Connect, as well as a series of complementary face-to-face lessons. I created or curated all visual content and handouts, as well as writing extensive teacher’s notes to guide instructors in teaching the lesson with a minimum of preparation.
Skills: Writing scripted lesson plans, writing for online delivery as well as face-to-face modules, creating PowerPoint slides, writing handouts and printables, creating teacher notes, finding artwork