True Stories Behind the Songs / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Did you know that…
- George Harrison wrote “Here Comes the Sun” on a cloudy, rainy day?
- Johnny Cash’s hit song “Ring of Fire” wasn’t by himit was about him?
- the most popular song during the Great Depression was, paradoxically, “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
True Stories Behind the Songs, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition with a twist. The text features lyrics for eight popular songs along with real, believe-it-or-not stories about the songs and their songwriters. Companion stories related to the topic of the song round out the units. To see a sample unit, please go to pearsoneltusa.com/sampleunits.
Teachers are encouraged to download the songs from their favorite website or to use a version they already own. Or you can purchase recommended recordings on iTunes. A link on the True Stories website (www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories) will take you directly to the playlist. For a limited time, your Pearson representative will provide a free, legally copied CD of all the songs with a minimum order of 20 copies of True Stories Behind the Songs. Please go to www.pearsoneltusa.com/specialists to find your nearest representative.
- Exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking practice help students develop language proficiency.
- A comprehensive To the Teacher section gives background information about the songs and stories as well as teaching tips.
An access code at the front of the book enables teachers and students to download recordings of the stories free of charge at www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories
|Publisher:||Pearson Education ESL|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Table of Contents
Unit 1 The Power of the Sun
Song: “Here Comes the Sun”
Story 1: The Day Off
Story 2: Victor’s Private Guatemala
Unit 2 Love Conquers All
Song: “Ring of Fire”
Story 3: Say Yes
Story 4: The 6,000 Steps
Unit 3 Memories and Miracles
Song: “My Melancholy Baby”
Story 5: The Lifesaver
Story 6: Matej’s Perfect English
Unit 4 Taking Chances
Story 7: Take a Chance
Story 8: The Dare
Unit 5 Work and Pay
Song: “My Melancholy Baby”
Story 9: Sing a Song or Get a Lawyer?
Story 10: The Bonus Checks
Unit 6 Love for Cats, Big and Small
Song: “I Will Always Love You”
Story 11: The Reunion
Story 12: The Library Cat
Unit 7 The Great Depression
Song: “Happy Days Are Here Again”
Story 13: Happy Days?
Story 14: Keeping Time
Unit 8 All’s Well That Ends Well
Song: “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?”
Story 15: Louis Armstrong in the Haboob
Story 16: Welcome to New York City