Whether they need to prepare for the EESL exam or stretch their abilities, Raising the Bar is the book to inspire your Secondary 5 students. Raising the Bar, a knowledge-and competency-based activity book, goes beyond regular content by challenging students to apply critical thinking and understand abstract ideas and complex issues.
Sonia Egron, Cara Webb
Anglais langue seconde
Niveau Québec: 5e secondaire
Raising the Bar 5 Express
Raising the Bar 5
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The answer for your enriched students in ESL
Activities and tasks are designed to help students with:
- grammatical accuracy;
- idiomatic vocabulary;
- synthesizing texts;
- deconstructing texts, including feature articles.
High-interest themes, such as Gothic Horror and Utopia, motivate both male and female students and provide a great springboard for discussions.
With Raising the Bar, you can work on all parts of the ESL program - oral interaction, reinvesting understanding, written productions - with just one resource. No more extra work!
Topics and texts that develop critical thinking
The Synthesis section and deconstruction tasks encourage students to think critically about reading/listening/watching texts and to apply critical thinking in their final writing task.
The series offers two options:
- Raising the Bar 5 - a 240-page activity book for Enriched ESL students (EESL)
- Raising the Bar 5 Express - a 128-page activity book for advanced or Enriched students
Each activity book is also available in a digital version of the Activity Book and offers additional online practice opportunities through self-graded activities.
Help students to “raise the bar” in their communication in English!
Sonia Egron has been teaching ESL for 17 years and is currently a teacher at the Collège International Marie de France in Montreal, Canada. She has been authoring ESL material since 2012. Sonia is co-author of the enriched ESL textbook Raising the Bar 5, published in 2013, the ESL textbook On Track 3 published in 2018, as well as the ELT textbook Connections 1 published in 2022. She has also authored material used by the University of Ottawa for a special ESL teaching project in Haiti. She has an MA in curriculum development from McGill University.
Cara Webb has taught ESL and EESL at the secondary level for over ten years. She is co-author of the Break Away series, the Express Yourself Plus series, Express Yourself for Secondary 4 and Finishing Touch.