What is Real Easy Reading?
Real Easy Reading is a three-book reading series designed for young EFL students
Real Easy Reading is designed to prepare young learners of English for the
demands of academic, non-fiction reading. It presents the skills needed to read
effectively through a range of Interesting topics.
A workbook provides additional practice of language studied in the student book.
A variety of activities in each student book works to develop students’ writing
skills with an engaging and fun means.
o 3 level series with wide variety of topics & activities
o 12 units per book
o 4 pages per lesson unit
o Review games
o Designed for EFL students
o Reading/Writing skills practiced with graphic organizers
o Reading passages with pre- and post-reading exercises
o Speaking activities
o Student workbook
o Free downloadable supplements including Answer Keys, Teacher’s Guide, & audio files
o Free vocabulary application
What makes this
1. Nonfiction/Academic Reading:
learning about topics through
2. Appeal to students who may not be
intrinsically motivated by English
3. Skill development
• Appeal of new topics
• A reason to use English - communicate new
• Motivation - students may be eager to share
their background knowledge
• Develop skills that will be useful at later stages
in educational career
Downloadable review tests
Magic Theater: mini plays
• 4 parts
• 3 units per
• Review game
Unit Walk Through
• RER1 - FK 0.5-2.0, 40-50 words
• RER2 - FK 2.0 -4.0, 50-60 words
• RER3 - FK 4.0- 6.0, most of the passages around
5.5, 60-70 word
• Audio available for each reading passage
Unit Walk Through
Reading and Writing Skills
o Error correction
o Choosing the correct
o Matching activities
o Test understanding of
the unit topic
• Prompts and pictures
• Based on vocabulary
and language in the
Recommended Classroom Hours
• 1. Textbook only:
1 unit – 2 x 50-minute lessons
• 2. Textbook teaching with extension activities:
1 unit – 3 x 50-minute lessons
• Fictional mini-plays based on themes and
vocabulary presented in the units
• Review function
• Each play reviews the vocabulary and
language of one Part (3 units)
• Discussion and comprehension questions
available in online teaching materials
• Students could perform the plays or write
• Section-by-section ideas for
each page in a unit
• Supplementary and
• See sample Warm Up
(Book 2 Unit 1 looks at how
some trees lose their leaves
in fall, while others don’t.)
Ask the students what trees they can see near
their school and homes. Ask the class what
color leaves they like best.
★ The Canadian flag shows a maple tree leaf.
★ The leaves of the henna plant can be used to
give hair red highlights.
Direct the student’s attention to the picture in
the student’s book. Talk about the discussion
questions in the book with them.
Additional Picture Discussion Questions:
1. In which season do you think trees look the
2. What is your favorite kind of tree?
3. What kinds of things can we make with leaves?
Talk about the pictures with the students. Have the
students write the new words.
Extension: Back to the Board - Divide your students into
two or three groups, or more in a large class. One
volunteer from each group sits in a chair with their
backs to the board, facing their group. The teacher
should write a word on the board so that the
volunteer can't see the word. Each group must give
hints to their volunteer so that their volunteer can
guess the word. The first student to guess the word
gets a point for their team.
Have the students follow the text in the book as they
listen to the recording.
Variation: Stop the recording before the last word in
each sentence. Get the students to shout out the
Have the students write the missing words and underline
them in the reading passage.
Look at the reading comprehension questions with the
students. Have them answer the questions alone or
with a partner. Alternatively, answer them together
as a whole class.
Draw the students’ attention to the idiom at the bottom
of the page: He turned over a new leaf.
Using the definition in the book, explain the meaning.
Ask the students if this idiom has a positive
meaning or a negative meaning. Ask the students if
they or anyone they know has ever turned over a
Have the students work alone or with a partner.
Have the students work in pairs or small groups. If your
students are capable, extend the activity by having
them asking additional questions using their own
Teacher Zone—Supplementary Activities
(These activities can be done at any stage of the lesson.)
Activity 1—Leaf Poetry
Have the students write 3 sentences about why they like fall. Then have each student draw and cut out
a large leaf. Students should write their poem on the leaf. The teacher can stick the poems around
the classroom or draw a tree with branches and stick each poem leaf onto the tree.
Activity 2—Class Discussion
1. Why do leaves change color in fall? (In the winter the leaves don’t produce food. The green color
disappears and the red and orange colors show instead.)
2. What is your favorite thing to do in fall?
3. Do you ever go hiking in the fall?
4. Which tree has the prettiest leaves?
5. What are some tasty foods we can eat in the fall? (E.g. pumpkin, squash, corn)
Further Research—Website Recommendations
(provided at the end of each unit)
Real Easy Reading provides
• An engaging approach to nonfiction topics
• Ample review
• Skill building
• Support for teachers
• Supplementary materials