Try and Test it! Teaching Literacy with Global Stage


Welcome to Global Stage

Global Stage is a 6-level language and literacy course that supports children in becoming competent and confident English speakers while also developing them as self-directed, inquisitive learners and responsible global citizens. Global Stage Literacy Book contains a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as activities for learners to explore literacy concepts, develop reading skills, and respond to the texts they have read. The Three Stage Reading approach builds a solid foundation that students need to communicate and study across different subject areas. Teaching literacy with Global Stage ensures your students gain practice of multiliteracies and they are not merely consumers of content but that they have the power to respond, react, reflect, and create narratives of their own.

Come and discover how Global Stage will help your students improve their reading and writing skills.


...includes a range of high quality fiction and nonfiction texts that will extend ideas and vocabulary and build on student’s knowledge and interests.

...provides detailed teaching strategies to make sure you cover everything you should in a reading program.

...ensures students practice visual literacy by interpreting, recognizing, appreciating and understanding visual information, such as

illustrations, photos and videos.

Why is literacy important?

Literacy ensures students learn to communicate successfully and become engaged, global citizens of the future. It allows students to find and learn in-depth information about a wide range of subjects and gain a better understanding of the world around them. Literacy is important for all subjects, not just language. Throughout their schooling, students will need to use literacy skills to understand and solve math or science problems. They will also need literacy to develop logical thinking skills to organize their thoughts in writing.

How do we teach literacy?

All aspects of literacy are important but many students will need to start with reading as reading skills form a good basis for learning other skills such as critical or analytical thinking, making decisions or learning how to learn. Let’s look at how Global Stage sequences its approach to teaching reading skills.

Literacy Book, Level 1, Unit 2, Get Ready to Read

The unit starts with a curious image to capture the student’s attention and introduce the unit topic. In this Get Ready to Read lesson, students engage in a See, Think, Wonder thinking routine – a short, easy-to- learn strategy to deepen their thinking.

A What do you see? B What do you think? C What do you wonder?

Literacy Book, Level 1, Unit 2, Get Ready to Read

Visible Thinking Routine: See, Think, Wonder In Activities D and E of the Visible Thinking Routine, students make a link between the image and the reading text itself.

Activity D Creates a link between the Visible Thinking Routine and the reading text.

Activity E Previews the unit’s reading skill, making a personal connection to the reading.

Explore Reading

In this unit, the first text is nonfiction about food and farms.

Reading Nonfiction

Students do a warm-up to revise the vocabulary of food and animals on farms. They read the text 3 times.

FIRST READING Students listen to the audio and engage with the text by answering a prediction question. Then they practice the Words in Context.

Play me now Unit 2, Words in Context

Reading Nonfiction

On the second reading, the students explore the text in a variety of ways to keep them motivated and active in the learning process.

SECOND READING Students analyze the text and its features by watching the video and answering the four questions in the blue boxes.

Play me now Unit 2, Video The Right Place

Reading Nonfiction

Next, students interact with the text on a more personal level to explore what characters are thinking and how they are feeling.

THIRD READING Students interact with the text by acting out the reading as they watch the video or listen to the audio.

Explore the Reading

Explore the Reading

Activities A and B use comprehension activities to help students understand and analyze the text. They learn to identify dialogue in reading.

A Read and match.

a. berries



b. bees


Activity C encourages students to think about the CLIL science concept of food and where it comes from.

c. ducks



d. cows

e. chickens

B Read and number. Who says it?

1 “I’d like some milk, please.” 2 “Do you have any strawberries?”

3 “I want something sweet, please.” 4 “I want some eggs, please.”

C Think and discuss. Your family has a farm stall. What food do you sell?

I have broccoli, apples, and milk.

Phonics long e

Listen and say.

Now find more words with long e in the reading. thr ee t ea gr ee n l ea f

happ y

monk ey


Understanding the Reading; Science Link; Long e

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Students also practice recognizing and reproducing the long e sound /i:/. The activity raises awareness of how different spellings in English produce the same long e sound.

Think Together

Students repeat the reading sequence with a fictional text, again doing Getting Ready to Read, Reading and Explore the Reading activities before bringing both texts together in the final Think Together page.

Think Together

They explore the Key Concept Question further by making connections between what they know and what they have learned in the unit. They talk about where foods come from.

Where does food come from?

A Write and share. What foods are on Lilly’s farm? What foods are at the Yum Café? Are any foods in both places?


Students make connections between the readings by naming foods that are in both texts.


B Think and share. Where does food come from? What foods are there? Do a Rally Robin.

Food comes from farms.


What foods are on farms?

They use the Reading Journal to reflect on the unit and express personal ideas and opinions.

My Reading Journal

Who is your favorite character in the unit? Draw and write. I like because .

Do you like this unit? How many strawberries do you give it?


Making Connections About Food

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Download a complete sample Literacy unit of Global Stage Level 1 to try with your classes.

Scope and Sequence

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