As English language learners, joining in a conversation is sometimes not an easy thing to do. Many students feel they need certain information or feel they don’t have enough vocabulary to talk intelligently about a topic. Others don’t have confidence in expressing their own opinions. The goal of A Different Angle is to give them the opportunity to discuss some very important and controversial issues affecting American society today. A Different Angle also helps them to understand the similarities and differences of values across cultures.
Stories in the textbook are extremely interesting and really make students think. Activities and exercises help them understand the subject matter and reinforce new vocabulary. They are lively and fun to do. Students get a lot of opportunity to speak up and give opinions on a variety of topics. They don’t have to be afraid to say what they think because there is no right or wrong answers.
The Teacher’s Guide serves as a manual for all the Co-operActivities in the text. It contains information on how to present each chapter, gives ideas for homework assignments and has answers to all fill-in exercises. All Co-operActivities listed in the Table of Contents are italicized boldface in the Teacher’s Guide.