Companion-Reader Edition™
Learn how ordinary people, young and old, have had a global impact, and find out what YOU can do to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals!

Level 3 and up / Intermediate Low — Intermediate High


How do cultural norms affect the way we consume? How does our consumption affect the world around us? How can we ensure that each human being is born with certain basic human rights? The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals are designed to help the world’s citizens work together to protect our planet and its people. Learn how ordinary people, young and old, have had a global impact and find out what YOU can do to help achieve the goals!

This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘S.O.S.tenible’, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and our intermediate readers maintain a high-frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.


  • Level 3 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 338
  • Total word count: 7100
  • Page count: 75
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Editions
  • A 269-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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S.O.S.tenible Teacher's Guide

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

  • 269 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, context clues activity, comprehension questions, blooming comprehension, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, discussion Thursday


    Slideshows: Fridays for Future, ¿Qué es la microfinanza?, El reciclaje, Galápagos, Opciones escolares en Estados Unidos, Visita Costa Rica

    Infographics: "Trastornos del espectro autista", "El acuerdo de París", "La clonación Reading: Charles Darwin"

    Readings: "¿Qué es el cambio climático?", "Banco Grameen", "La segregación escolar en Estados Unidos", "Los parches oceánicos de basura"

    Features and Highlights:

    ¿Antes, después o durante?, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde?, Causa y efecto , Clima-moria, Eight is Enough, Eventful, In the Middle, Numbered Heads Together, On Deck, Passage, Placement Test, Primero o segundo, Questionable, Right Place, Right Time, Space Cadet, The Splits, These Facts Stick in my Mind, Thumbs Up 7 Up, Two Truths and a Lie


  • Carrie Toth

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