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ESL High-Interest Non-Fiction:  Ghost Towns

Make language proficiency growth accessible with five engaging, ESL reading, writing, and speaking lessons!  These low-prep activities are ready to print and go for low to high intermediate language learners. The high-interest, purposeful texts will build ESL student confidence. Each story focuses on towns that were abandoned or affected by environmental issues. This is a good product for middle school or high school ESL students who would like to be able to discuss environmental topics in science class.

These printable or digital activities will lead ESL students to discover academic vocabulary and grade-level content area concepts as they learn to listen, read, write, and speak about ghost towns.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 57 pages of varied activities
  • close reading activities
  • inferential questions
  • repetition of the text
  • summarization practice
  • speaking and writing prompts
  • A PDF and a Google Slide edition
  • An answer key

Titles Include:

  • Ghost Town (Pripyat)
  • California Ghost Town (Bodie, California)
  • Town on Fire (Centralia, Pennsylvania)
  • The Sleeping Town (Ukraine’s Sleep Epidemic)
  • The Deadly Fog (London, 1952)

Your students will love these accessible activities designed specifically to target each domain of language proficiency.  They’ll be ready to engage in conversations about academic topics in the content area classrooms.