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THE HOPES AND DREAMS SERIES

Four Dramatic Historical Novels for Beginning Readsers

Literacy to Beginning Level

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The hopes and dreams of the characters in these four stories are a reflection of virtually every group of people who have ventured from their homes for a new life in America. Each story and its characters reflect a part of the history of the United States. Yet at the same time each story is different, as the characters face challenges, defeats and victories in the fields and factories of Southern California, the gold fields of the West, the construction of the railroad in Utah, Chinatown in San Francisco, the Deep South, Chicago’s Southside, and New York’s Little Italy.

  • Adult immigrants will have no difficulty identifying with people in the stories.
  • Any struggling reader of Engligh will experience progress and enjoyment in reading successfully.

The text intentionally breaks the normal rhythmic flow of English statements into phrases, chunks of words that naturally go together and should be seen, read, spoken, and understood as meaningful thought groups, not broken up by the need to justify the lines. These uninterrupted phrases also reflect a very basic feature of English grammar—the default phrase structure of noun phrase, verb phrase, and adverbials in that order. The vocabulary level of the books is at the 300? level, meaning most of the words in the story can be comprehended by students with a vocabulary of more than 300 words.

The readers are also available with an audio component; in effect they can be used as an audio–book. Available free online on our website, (www.prolinguaassociates.com)the teacher’s supplement includes the following:

  • Brief plot summaries
  • Discussion Questions for each chapter
  • Historical photographs
  • Detailed plot summaries
  • Historical background
  • Comprehension check: “What Did You Read” Form
  • Book report form
  • Word play activity
  • Final Review Cloze activity
 
         
 
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The Magic Paper (Mexican-American)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866473835       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866473859       $19.00  
 
 
 
Nobody Knows (African-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866473866       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866473880       $19.00  
 
 
 
For Gold and Blood (Chinese-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866473804       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866473828       $19.00  
 
 
 
Little Italy (Italian-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866473897       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866473910       $19.00  
 
 
 
Two Hearts (Greek-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866474269       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866474283       $19.00  
 
 
 
Sent Away (Japanese-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866474238       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866474252       $19.00  
 
 
 
Hungry No More (Irish-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866474207       $9.50  
Text & Audio CD   9780866474221       $19.00  
 
 
 
A Different Home (Cuban-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866474337       $9.50  
 
 
 
The Family From Vietnam (Vietnamese-Americans)
Item   ISBN       Price   Quantity
Text Only   9780866474368       $9.50  
 
 
 
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