Literacy/Newcomer Level. The Basics fills the pressing need for newcomer material focused on relevant school survival skills and beginning content vocabulary. Using the organizational format of a school day, teachers can fit The Basics with any period including Language Arts/ESL, Math, Science, Social Studies, Lunch, Drama, After-School Activities, and more. *FEATURES/BENEFITS *Useful words/vocabulary for newcomers. *Beginning academic language skills. *Self-assessment in every chapter.