children. Th.ere is, in addition, a Beginner Book designed for use in kindergarten or preschool. The skills presented in the Beginner Book are retaught in a new context in Book 1. The goal of I UKE ENGUSH is communication in English. To achieve this goal, the program provides materials developed to enable the students to use Eng1ish actively from the veIY beginning. EveIY effort has been made to keep the language that is taught the language of the children?s own world. Thus by giving them communication tools that they can use and content that they will want t talk about, I UKE ENGUSH offers both the means and the motivation for using the language. I UKE ENGUSH is very carefully structured. Painstaking attention has been paid to the progression from one skill to the next and from one book to the next. Book 1 stresses orallanguage-listening and speaking. Printed words first appear midway through the book. In Book 2 the students begin to read English, in Book to write. Through systematic review and the careful introduction of additional vocabulary and structures} Books 4-6 are devoted to increasing the students mastery of the four basic language skills. The authors have exercised strict control over both the sequencing and the amount of material introduced at any given time. The plan of rent and reinforcement has also been worked out in detail to provide constant review of previously learned vocabulaIY and stmctures within new contexts. No new skill is ever introduced until thevocabulaIY and stmctures necessaIY to an understanding of that skill have been reviewed and practiced. This will enable both you andyour students to approach each new lesson with confidence that theyJwill meet with spccess. New vocabulary is taught and practiced separately from new stmctures. TheI,1 they are combined and practiced together. Every lesson a1so has a built-in test so that you can easily monitor the students progress. Thus any strengths can be built upon and any weaknesses quickly discovered and remedied. A detailed description of the program, as well as complete, page-by-page lesson plans, can be found in the Teachers Editions of all s ix books. On the following page you will find an exercise that will help your students practice two important reading skills: following directions and left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression. This will help prepare your students for reading which they will begin to do in Lesson 6 of this book. The exercise also reviews some pattems and vocabulaIY from Book 1. Suggestions for presenting.the page can be found on page in the Teachers Edition.