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Hands-On English: When English Poses a Special Problem

For many people, English poses special problems. These might be people with dyslexia or another specific language disability, people learning English as their second language (ESL) either in their homeland or as immigrants to an English-speaking country, or people who have struggled with English for decades because the language was not a priority for them in their youth.

Some features of Hands-On English make it especially helpful to these people, once they have a functional everyday vocabulary and basic reading skills:

  • Since the book contains only the information about English that is most likely to be needed, the book is not intimidating.

  • Explanations are short, making information easy to find and understand.

  • Icons for parts of speech, and illustrations that reinforce other content in the book, present information visually so that dependence on words is minimized.

  • Word parts included in the vocabulary section provide the key to unlocking thousands of words the first time they are encountered. These word parts can also aid spelling since students will be spelling by meaningful units rather than by individual letters.

  • Correlation matrices have been developed to show how the Hands-On English program meets English Language Development (ELD) and English Language Arts (ELA) standards in California. Even people in other states may find this information helpful.

Comments About Hands-On English

"The book's use of simple line drawings, large amounts of white space, and frequent bold headings make an often-feared subject seem less intimidating. . . . Hamilton answers just about any question a student could have about grammar or writing, and she does so in an easy-to-use format."

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