From the Back Cover
Pockets, by Mario Herrera and Barbara Hojel, is a three-level English course for children ages three to five. Pockets develops language and development skills through hands-on, fun activities. Appealing animal mascots, dynamic songs and chants, stickers, home/school activities, and a Video Program motivate children and help them build confidence in communicating in English. Pockets uses the successful five-step pedagogy of Warm Up, Presentation, Practice, Application, and Assessment. Reach into Pockets for the most successful classroom ingredients!
- Conversations, songs and chants, punchout or cutout activities, and stickers
- Age-appropriate reading and writing readiness activities
- Tell-a-Story books
- Home/school connections including Audio CD
- Classroom Video with guide
- Interleaved Teacher’s Edition, with content connections, bulletin board ideas, and neurolinguistic programming tips
- Posters with lesson plans
- Beautifully illustrated Picture Dictionary
About the Author
Mario Herrera has a degree in education and an MA in EFL. He has taught English for more than 25 years at all levels, from young children to adults. He is the co-author of seven ESL/EFL series that are used in levels ranging from preprimary to junior high. He co-authored Balloons. His latest series is Backpack, a seven-level primary EFL series. As an international consultant and teacher trainer, Mr. Herrera travels on behalf of Pearson Education, directing seminars and performing in-service training sessions throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Barbara Hojel has an MA in education from Johns Hopkins University and 34 years' experience teaching very young children and training teachers. As an educational consultant, she has led workshops and seminars throughout Mexico and Central and South America. She has also trained teachers in Japan and the United States. She has authored and co-authored material for very young learners --- the My English Book series, Balloons, Buttons, and Star!; and has written material for teachers --- EFL/ESL Class Starters, Poems and Fingerplays, and English for Me! Storybooks. Ms. Hojel develops educational materials and gives seminars, workshops, and conferences for teachers.