The Story: Multicultural children connect with each other using various senses – hear, see, touch, taste & smell.  In the end, they discover that they are tired, but eager to do more the next day.   This book covers all five senses, introduces learners to personal pronouns and includes different ways of asking basic questions.   

Bonus Quizzes:  “My Senses” includes quizzes for students to practice core vocabulary and build comprehension.   Stars with points are collected and a final result displayed at the end. 

Language support: “My Senses” is narrated by a native speakers in Mandarin, Spanish or English.  Every word or word phrase is highlighted when spoken so it is easy for the reader to follow along.  Switch easily between languages on any page. 

Extra language scaffolding:  Every word in the story is also clickable!  Click the word once to hear it in the target language.  Double-click the word to hear and read the translation.  At the end of the story, every word clicked is saved in an interactive vocabulary list for review.

Teacher to Teacher:  Through basic questions and answers, “My Senses” introduces language learners to fundamental vocabulary about all five senses while also introducing questions and answers. Clear illustrations provide clear visual clues to support core vocabulary and comprehension.

Extension:  Use “My Senses” to start an in-class role play with questions and answers using words and phrases relating to our five senses introduced in this story.   For example, one student can ask the question “Do you hear me?” and the other students can answer (“Yes, we hear you!”)


Levels (Lexile)
English: 520
Spanish: 60
Mandarin: NA
Pages: 12
Word count: 79

Grammar: Present tense
Keywords: To See, To Hear, To Taste, To Feel, To Smell, To Sleep, Tired

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