Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Prince and the Pauper ~ Penguin Level 2 (click here)

The Prince and the Pauper (Penguin):
A graded reader – Level 2
By Mark Twain (retold by Jane Rollason)

This site is devoted to extra reading practice and grammar activities related to reading of Penguin's The Prince and the Pauper - Level 2 - Elementary - 600 words

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the United States. The book is Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father, and Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII of England.


Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about using graded readers with my private students. Especially my low level students. Would this book be good for them? or a higher level?

MONDO said...

Thank you for your response. I feel that graded readers can be a great way to increase input, but you have to make sure that you know a few things first:
1. The level of your students ~check with a simple test (especially with vocabulary)
2. The reason you want to use the reader ~ Extensive reading practice or specific study material.
3. Your goals and objectives: Vocab, grammar, comprehension, interpretation and so on...

Be careful with lower levels, as they may need more help with vocabulary building...

Good luck