A1 | Namika - Julie Young
NAMIKA – COMPREHENSION-BASED™ READER
by Julie Young
Naturally narrated in past and present tense
Hanan Hamdi is anything but ordinary! Born in Germany to Moroccan parents, Hanan looks neither like a typical German nor a typical rap singer. Growing up in Germany ‘different’ and without a father, Hanan struggled with her identity. In Germany she was ‘the Moroccan’ and in Morocco she was ‘the German’. Learn how she came to understand that having two cultures is a precious gift. Hanan’s love of music helped her find herself and her music communicates powerful messages of acceptance, love and family. As Namika, she would later give many interviews about her background and upbringing. This book is based on those interviews as well as on the song texts she herself writes. After all, the name Namika means ‘the writer’.
This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Namika’, strategically weaves high-frequency structures into a compelling story that will naturally facilitate acquisition of both present and past tense. Even upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. But do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story. Rather, focus on enjoying the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire German without even realizing it! We hope you enjoy reading your way to FLUENCY!
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