Shelley Hale Lee
Shelley has been teaching for almost 20 years. Her ESL experience includes public schools and colleges in Budapest, Southern California, and North Carolina. She currently teaches ESL Beginning Literacy at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C. She is a teacher trainer at the local and state levels specializing in literacy approaches for ESL emergent readers.
Click the link below for your free teacher’s guide to At the River, filled with detailed instructions and extra ideas.
As a Level 1 Adult ESL teacher, I have found “At the River” to be exactly what my students needed! Its clear, systematic approach guides both literacy and literate students through the shapes and sounds of the English language, culminating in a series of decodable stories that are fresh, interesting, and relevant to students’ lives. Although the book is geared towards emergent readers, even literate English language learners can benefit from explicit instruction in English phonics and sentence structure. I would recommend this book for teachers of adults (or children!) who are learning to decode. — Jaimie L. Foster, Amazon reviewer
I love that this book, though intended for adult emergent readers, can also be used to teach beginning level ESL kids. I have three 1st grade newcomers with zero English proficiency and this book just works wonders for them! — Emily Chavez, Amazon reviewer
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