Book Description: Program Highlights * More than 4,000 vocabulary words are presented through vibrant illustrations and easy-to-use lessons. * Extensive coverage of important lifeskill competencies meets standards-based curriculum objectives. *A careful research-based sequence of lessons integrates development of grammar and vocabulary skills. *Expanded discussion questions encourage students to share their backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. *New WordSongs Music CD included with dictionary extends learning outside the classroom through motivating musical practice. *New bilingual editions for speakers of Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Kreyol, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese *Teacher's Guide and Lesson Planner with CD-ROM saves countless hours of planning, with instructional support materials in two convenient formats as reproducible masters and on a CD-ROM.