Lesley Ito

Biography

Lesley Ito has been teaching English to children for over 20 years in Japan. She has given teacher training presentations all over Japan, and is also a writer of ELT materials. Since 2006, she has been the Teaching Director at BIG BOW English Lab, a private language school for children in Nagoya, Japan, with a unique cross-curricular focus.

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Series

Atama-ii multiple-path graded readers
Atama-ii graded readers are multiple-path adventure stories in easy English. They are ideal for reluctant readers or for learners of English as a second language. Recommended for ages 11 and up. All titles in the series are at about the 300 headword level and about 2,500 words in total. Each text page is between 100 and 110 words and is accompanied by a full-page color illustration to aid comprehension. Each story contains 8 different endings, and so it is re-readable many times. The Atama-ii series is nominated for the 2015 British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner Resources. Titles #4 and #5, Backstage Pass and Hunter in the Darkness, are also nominated for a 2015 Language Learner Literature Award. For more information, visit atama-ii.com

Books

Backstage Pass: An Easy-English Adventure with 8 Different Endings
Series: Atama-ii multiple-path graded readers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Atama-ii Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy
YOUR favorite band is coming to town, and you have tickets. Will you end up on stage jamming with the band... or will you spend the night in jail? Choose from 8 different endings! The Atama-ii series is nominated for the 2015 British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner Resources, and this title is also nominated for a Language Learner Literature Award.
Fifty Ways to Teach Young Learners: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Elementary
A resource book for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. This book presents ideas and techniques appropriate for young learners, divided into sections for Vocabulary; TPR, Songs, and Chants; Flashcards; Grammar; Combination Activities; and Holidays. Several of the activities are illustrated with photographs from the instructor’s own classroom.

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