14 Dec What Books Are ESL Students Reading?
New English language learners are often intimidated by books that are read by native speakers. However, reading from an ESL-designated list is not always the best way to find a great book. Here is a list of books students have found to be enjoyable and accessible. Enjoy!
Easy: basic vocabulary Medium: dictionary required, somewhat challenging Hard: dictionary and concentration required. Plan to re-read passages.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (inspirational story, memoir, medium )
The Pearl by John Steinbeck (classic, high school, medium )
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (junior high classic, easy)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (movie, medium)
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (movie, medium)
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult ( medium)
Night by Elie Wiesel (memoir, Holocaust, easy)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (high school classic, hard)
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (high school classic, hard )
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (high school classic, medium)