Silence, s’il vous plaît !

Silence, s’il vous plaît !
Comprehension-based™ Reader
Life in Cairo, Egypt is anything but quiet. Day and night Samir hears continuous noise in spite of his attempts to ignore or eliminate it.

Level 1 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High

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Life in Cairo, Egypt is anything but quiet. Day and night, Samir hears continuous noise, in spite of his attempts to ignore or eliminate it. Even his family is noisy! Desperate to sleep and study, Samir makes a bold attempt to escape the noisy city– even though it requires abandoning his family. He soon discovers that living without family in a constant state of ‘quiet’ is not as wonderful as he thought.

This Comprehension-based™ reader, Silence, s'il vous plaît, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary. Wayside's novice readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.


  • Level 1 and up
  • Present tense
  • Culture-based adventure
  • Total word count: 4700
  • Unique word count: 136
  • Page count: 64
  • A 259-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Silence, s’il vous plaît ! Teacher's Guide

Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

  • 259 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow


    Slideshows: Égypte, Les Pharaons égyptiens

    Readings: "Alexandrie, Égypte", "Le Caire, Égypte", "Les sphinx"

    Features and Highlights:

    “Placement Test“ Activity, Avant ou après?, Comment? Quand? Où?, Common Words, Complete the Paragraphs, Dessine les phrases, Eventful, Freeze Frame, Games (Bazinga!, Find it!, Les tweets de Samir, Petit basket, Photo Finish, Slap!, The Copier), Gauche ou droite?, Il aime? , Imposters, Logique ou illogique?, Musical Chairs Retell, Numbered Heads Together, Password, Picasso of Plates, Picture Clues, Scene it! Writing Assessment, Scene Machine, Scrambled Sentences, The Splits, Théâtre du lecteur, Trivia Game Show, Two Truths and a Lie, Vocabulaire, Which Sitch is Which?, Whose line?


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