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  • Paul
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5th/6th Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« on: September 15, 2011, 04:29:14 pm »
This thread is for discussing the new textbook. If you have any reviews or opinions on this text, please place them below.

Title: Elementary School English 5/6
Publisher: S-대교 (Logo like a rotated S, then Daegyo)
First Listed Korean Author: 이재근
First Listed Foreign Author: unknown, if any
Chapters: 16 plus 8 “Storytime” segments.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 02:28:59 am by complex303 »
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  • wong812
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 09:38:43 am »
I was allowed a quick flick through of all these books and I thought this one was one of the best; at least for my school where the English level is quite high.
The dialogue was above average as was overall content. Good story lines and video sequences were not too cheesy. If you are allowed to choose (I was told it is KT's job to choose) and the kids have a reasonable level then I would go for this one.


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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 11:15:05 am »
if this book is anything like the books for grades 3 and 4, then the pronunciation will be terrible, the cd-rom will be muddy and frustrating to use, and the lessons will be repetitive and uninspired.
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  • complex303
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 11:47:02 am »
5th grade book: The Story Time’s are boring. The English is too easy and it sounds awkward.
The CD is voiced over.

6th grade book: The Story Time’s are boring.  TOO EASY.
The CD is voiced-over.

I didn't bother doing a thorough review of this book.  My school has the 3rd and 4th grade books, and I already know my students and co-teachers don't like it.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 02:29:08 am by complex303 »


  • Maureen
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 11:10:03 am »
Overall, I find these books to be better than the others for two reasons.  There doesn't appear to be too many mistakes in English (unlike the national textbooks) and these books will be popular next year, so there will be more people to share materials with.   ;D  However, some of the key expressions are awkward. For example,  "How beautiful she is!"  Does anyone say that?


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 07:21:18 pm »
My school chose this textbook for Grades 5 and 6 this year. In my opinion, it seems a bit better than the old ones. It has similar topics but the illustration seems a bit more attractive for kids and it's a lot lighter to carry.


  • Andrea.ESL
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 02:10:42 pm »
Does anyone have the CD for this yet?  My school wants me to type up all the dialogues from the book, and it's going to take ages.  I was hoping they'd have the CD and I could try copying from that, but we don't have it yet.


  • Lever
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 09:10:52 am »
Am I the only one who is overly upset with the fact the lines are printed upside down?  >:(  I was excited to see more chances for writing.  However, the fact the students would be writing on hash marks TOTALLY ruined the elation.


  • Andrea.ESL
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 01:11:34 pm »
A few things to cringe over regarding grammar:

Let's go with us. (Grade 6 chapter 2 - Where is Anna's Doughnut Shop?)
I have a music class today. (as compared to "I have music class today," from last year)
Do you know about hanbok? (Grade 5 chapter 16, most ungodly sounding English I can think of)
You know what? Hallasan is taller than Jirisan. (Please, let's teach our kids how to sound condescending.)
Throw yut and move your game piece. (ugh...)

These are just a few.  :\


  • marshapack
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 10:32:20 am »
For new people the english guide is on the supplemental CD under 영문 지도서. Helpful if your coteacher follows the book.

Also, is there a way to figure out how to use the cdrom easily? Too much Korean for me to figure out.


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 08:20:55 am »
For new people the english guide is on the supplemental CD under 영문 지도서. Helpful if your coteacher follows the book.

Also, is there a way to figure out how to use the cdrom easily? Too much Korean for me to figure out.

My computer's operating system is in English and the CD-Rom loaded in English for me, maybe it couldd be based on your OS.  But I don't get the problem, for me everything has a fairly universal symbol.  There is a music sign for the songs, a page symbol for the activities in the back of the book, and the lessons are numbered.  On the other hand, we couldn't get the "Fun Talk to load properly on the classroom computer. 

We had magnetic strips for each activity in the National books, but we didn't find them for this series so I made some.  We put them up as we change activities in each lesson.  I am uploading the pdf with a few blanks and the word document so you can add more if you want to


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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 06:19:38 pm »
Can anyone give me a teacher's guide for this book?


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 08:39:45 am »
Can anyone give me a teacher's guide for this book?
I have it in HWP and can email it to you.  Unfortunately, my school computer can't read Hangul so I can't open and upload it from here.  PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.  I am working on converting it to PDF and uploading it. 


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Daegyo teaching guides G6
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 12:48:30 pm »
for those who only has Korean teaching guides.


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Daegyo teaching guides G5
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 01:42:52 pm »
for those who only have Korean teaching guides.


  • talklouder
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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 08:50:30 am »
So, I have what appears to be a Teacher's answer book for a workbook of some sort.  It says "평가 문제집".  The problem is, it has all answers, and I have no empty version.  There is a great test for each chapter, but the test  has all the answers too.  I have looked through every CD I've been given for these books, and I cannot find the blank test anywhere.  The CD for this particular book only has MP3 audio clips, but no tests.  Likewise, there are some extra exercises in this workbook that I would like to copy and use, but they have all the answers, so I can't give it to the children.   Anyone else going through this?  Anyone know where I can find the blank tests or additional activities?  I even looked at the website, but it wasn't helpful. 

Let me know.  Thanks!


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Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 12:45:27 pm »
We have the same book, but it also has all the answers.

I suspect you have to buy the question book for the students. Ask your co-teacher.

If you can't get it, my only suggestion is to photocopy the pages you want to use and liberally use whiteout to cover the answers before copying it for the students.


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 02:56:17 pm »
Deh Gyo has a website with all the materials, cdrom, book, printables, teacher's manual, and suplementary videos. You'll need your co-t's id http://www.teachinglab.co.kr/


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 12:07:37 pm »
Can anyone give me a teacher's guide for this book?
I have it in HWP and can email it to you.  Unfortunately, my school computer can't read Hangul so I can't open and upload it from here.  PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.  I am working on converting it to PDF and uploading it.

Did you by chance manage to upload the PDF version onto waygook? If so, could you post the link? Cheers!


Re: Textbook Review 2012 - S-Daegyo (이재근)
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 02:39:33 pm »
haden83 posted it on zipfile on Marh 12th.

I tried, but there are 6 periods in a lessons and 16 lessons.  I would have been uploading for weeks.