The Standards-based Side by Side Plus series prepares students for their roles in the community, school, and work. This edition develops students’ career and academic readiness skills and promotes students’ independent practice using the new eText. The full-color student books each offer 17 chapters brimming with exercises that cover grammar, vocabulary, functional communication, listening and pronunciation, writing, lifeskills and test preparation, EFF, SCANS/Employment competencies, aligned with CCRS, CASAS, BEST Plus, and ELPs. Cartoon-like characters bring life to the pages—and the pages to your life! Special Gazette sections function as magazine pages, adding a fusion of facts to the mix. This Plus Edition is basically the same as previous edition with the following highlights:
–eText connects point-of-use audio to Student Book pages for lively and effective language learning
–eText Fun Zone includes standards-based activities, eFlashcards for vocabulary practice, engaging videos, and games that reinforce each unit’s objectives.
–Teamwork, critical thinking, and community activities promote cooperative learning, problem solving, and civics connections.