Earth Matters
The purpose of these texts is to focus the reader's attention on the environment. They are suitable for 5th grade to adult learners at a 4th-grade reading level.

Our Living Planet introduces key vocabulary and basic concepts of physical geography and also attempts to instill in the learners an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the planet we live on. There is also attention to some of the environmental problems facing the current and next generations.




Our Living Planet

Text $12.50
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-287-6
ISBN 10: 0-86647-287-8

CD $9.50
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-288-3

Text/CD $22.00
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-289-0

Going Green focuses on contemporary threats to the environment and steps each individual can take to reduce global warming and environmental degradation, even if the steps seem small and unimportant. Issues include air pollution, trash disposal, the overuse of water bottles, buying locally, and electricity consumption.

Going Green

Text $12.50
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-290-6
ISBN 10: 0-86647-290-8

CD $9.50
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-291-3

CD/Text $22.00
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-292-0


There are ten units in each book. They begin with an illustration and questions that can be used to introduce the content of the unit and to activate the learner's thinking about the theme. Key vocabulary is studied on the second page. Next, a reading introduces key concepts and issues and uses the vocabulary that was introduced on the previous page. The readings increase in length and grammatical complexity. After a comprehension check, a grammar or vocabulary exercise, and a dictation, a short listening and performing activity continues exploring the theme of the unit but in the context of an everyday conversation. The units in Our Living Planet end with a writing assignment and homework; the Going Green units end with a variety of class and home activities and suggested internet research.

Dear Pro Lingua,

     I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed Ann Siebert's new book, Going Green. As a fellow ESL teacher for both adults and also teenagers, I find her books not only relevant in terms of their language content but also in terms of the subject matter. In particular, this book captures the essence of the crusade for the 21st century.
     The readings are interesting but more than that they speak to all thinking human beings-for just as the Civil Rights Movement spoke to the decency of the generation of the 60's so does the green movement speak to all of us who wish to leave this amazing planet to our children and grandchildren.
     Anne writes from the heart. The illustrations are powerful as is the text. I will use it in my classes.


Honey Massey

MA Curriculum and Instruction Specialization in TESOL, ESL Teacher, Mayfield Middle School Teacher- Cleveland Adult Basic Literacy, Case Western Reserve University


Environmental Vocabulary Games and Other Activities supplements both text books in the Earth Matters series. This photocopyable resource works with the concepts, vocabulary, and information in the texts. There are materials for matching games, bingo, line-up, vocabulary cards, crosswords, and quiz cards.

Environmental Vocabulary Games

Text $12.50
ISBN 13: 978-0-86647-296-8
ISBN 10: 0-86647-296-7

The audio CD for each book features listening to a reading passage, a dictation, and a dialogue for each of the ten lessons.





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