(Click on a book cover for story previews and a list of songs in that book.)
About True Stories Behind the Songs and More True Stories Behind the Songs
True Stories Behind the Songs (beginning level) and More True Stories Behind the Songs (high-beginning level) are reading textbooks for students of English. Each text features lyrics for eight popular songs along with real, believe-it-or-not stories about the songs and their songwriters. Companion stories related to the topic of the song round out the units.
The books can be used as:
- a freestanding reading series
- companion books to their same-level partners, True Stories in the News and More True Stories;
- the basis of a “Learning English Through Popular Music” course.
For a limited time, Pearson representatives will provide a $15 iTunes gift card with an order of a class set of books so that teachers can download the featured songs free of charge. To find your nearest representative, please go to the Pearson site at http://www.longmanhomeusa.com/and enter your zip code under “Contact a Rep,” near the bottom of the page.
To see a sample unit, please go to the same site and click on “Sample Units.” Select “Skills” and then “Reading.” Scroll through the book covers, which are listed alphabetically, to find the books. (If you do not already have a user name and password, you will need to complete a short registration form first.)
To buy True Stories Behind the Songs, please go to Amazon or Pearson’s Product Details page for that book; to buy More True Stories Behind the Songs, please go to Amazon or to Pearson’s Product Details page for that book.