POCKET READERS - 10 Ways to

SERIES OVERVIEW

The 10 WAYS TO series provides advice, skills, and strategies to the readers for successfully negotiating different aspects of life. Each book suggests 10 clear, useful ways to the reader. The reader is encouraged to critically reflect on the reading material and their own lives in order to make any changes that would benefit them. The series includes the following.

• 10 ways to achieve work-life balance

• 10 ways to be more productive

• 10 ways to manage money

• 10 ways to be successful in love

• 10 ways to be assertive

• 10 ways to be smart online

• 10 ways to be environmentally friendly

• 10 ways to be healthy

• 10 ways to work in a team

• 10 ways to organize a trip


* This series will be available in eBook format. More titles to come early 2019. Speak to your school librarian if you wish to have this series available in your school library.


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Book 1

Book 1 - 10 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・ Word Count

2,250 words / 388 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

Most of us have to work. Students work to learn new things at school. They do their homework. They study to pass tests. Workers work to get money to pay for things. They work to help create things. They work to give a service to others. They work to belong to a team. They work to achieve goals. 


However, some of us work too much. We get so busy that we forget to spend time with our family and friends. We forget to do our hobbies. We forget to relax. We forget to have any free time and we forget how to enjoy it.


A good work-life balance means that we divide our time carefully between Achieve Work-Life Balance work and leisure. We may work or study hard, but we also have time to do other things in our lives. We make time to go out with our family members. We make time to see our friends. We make time to travel, to play sport, or to enjoy nature. We make time to sit back and watch a movie.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 2 - 10 Ways to be Productive

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・ Word Count

2,559 words / 376 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

We all have things we need to do for our jobs or for school. We may need to write reports. We may need to prepare presentations. We may need to research things. We may need time to plan, practice, and prepare things. 


However, it is very easy for us to procrastinate. It is easy for us to delay or avoid doing our work. It is easy for us to waste time. We may wake early in the morning. And then, we decide to stay longer in bed. We go back to sleep. We may start playing games on our smartphones. And then, we decide to play for a longer time. We may switch on the TV to watch one TV program. And then, we decide to be Productive watch TV all night. We may start our work. And then, five minutes later, we decide to go for a walk or decide to start cleaning the house. 


Being productive means that we produce a lot. We get things done. We don’t procrastinate. Being productive is about the best use of our time. We use our time well to do the things we need to do.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 3 - 10 Ways to Manage Money

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・ Word Count

2,189 words / 374 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

Money is very easy to spend. It can go very quickly. On pay day, people go to the bank. They get their salaries. Then, they pay their rent and bills. They buy food and drink. They go shopping. They go out with friends. But, everything costs money. They return to the bank to get more money. And soon, there is no money left. They have nothing. They have spent all their money. 


Managing money is a very important skill. We want to make sure that we have enough money to pay for the things we need. We want to make sure that we can buy the things we would

like to have. And, we want to make sure we save some money for the future.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 4 - 10 Ways to be Successful in Love

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・ Word Count

2,471 words / 441 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

You hear popular love songs. You see romantic movies about people who quickly fall in love. You see people in love in their everyday life. You know people who are dating. You know people who have just gotten married. Maybe you know older people who have been married for a long time. They are still in love. They talk about how having someone to love and share their life with makes them happy. 


However, people who are single may think it is difficult to find someone to love. We may think we are not beautiful enough for someone to love us. We may think we are not interesting enough or rich enough. We may read magazines and see pictures of rich, beautiful, and famous people. However, these people often have problems with their love lives! Being successful in love has nothing to do with being rich or beautiful. It has a lot to do with being the best person you can. You need to be open to meeting new people. You need to enjoy getting to know new people. You need to have confidence in yourself to make the first move.


*excerpt from the pocket readers introduction. Pocket Readers are perfect for extensive reading.

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Book 5 - 10 Ways to be Assertive

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,565 words / 389 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

Think of people who can directly tell others what they think. They only take on work they want to do. They calmly talk with other people. They are confident. People listen carefully when they talk. They speak up when they think something needs to change. They also respect how other people feel. So, other people like to work with them. These kinds of people are assertive. 


For some people, being assertive feels natural. For the rest of us, being assertive is difficult. However, learning to be more assertive can make your life a lot better. You will have less stress. You can say what you feel without making other people angry or sad. You won’t agree to jobs you don’t want to do. Your relationships with other people will improve. You can enjoy your time at work or school more. You will be happier with your life. 


Learning to be assertive will take time. It will take effort. You will need to practice. However, as time goes by, it will become more natural.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 6 - 10 Ways to be Smart Online

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,593 words / 425 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Before the Internet, we could only buy things by going to stores. We usually only talked to people who lived near us. We used the telephone to talk to people far away. We read the morning newspaper to get the news. 


Now, we can go online using our smartphones and computers. We can buy things online. We can chat to people from all over the world. We can read the news online. We can do these things at any time of the day. Going online is great! 


However, there is also a lot of danger online. Some people may want to scam us. They want to steal our information. They want to steal our money. Hackers may try to give our computer a virus. They may get access to our email or social media. Some people post fake or incorrect news to try to spread wrong information. We have to be careful. We have to protect ourselves. We have to be smart to stay safe online.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 7 - 10 Ways to be Environmentally Friendly

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,490 words / 457 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

What does ‘environmentally friendly’ mean? Why is this something we should try to be? Being environmentally friendly means living in a way that does not hurt our planet. It means being friendly to the Earth. Environmentally friendly people make choices about what they do. They do things that keep the air and water clean. They think about how their choices impact other people. 


Look around our planet. We can see that there is lots of trash. We can see that the roads are full of cars and trucks. We know our water may not be clean for drinking. We know that pollution and trash is changing the weather. We buy things every day. We often buy more things than we need. This means we throw away many things. Making the things we buy causes air and water pollution. And, we create more trash. Also, people in other countries may only get a small amount of money to make the things we want.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 8 - Healthy

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,608  words / 425 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

Being healthy is very important. We all like to feel healthy. Life can be difficult if we are sick. Many of us may have different pains from time to time. We may feel tired. We may sometimes not have enough energy to go to work or school. But, this can cause other problems. If we don’t work, we could have money problems. If we don’t go to school, we could have problems with our studies. And, going to the hospital or seeing a doctor takes time and money. Our health can affect everything. It can affect our work, our study, our family, and our friends. When we feel sick we do not feel like doing anything. 


You can enjoy your life more when you are healthy. You can do more. You can live longer. You can live a much better life. So, it is important to keep your body and your mind healthy. Also, feeling healthy in your body and mind makes you feel good about yourself. 


In our busy lives, it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves. We get too busy and have too much stress. Stress is not healthy for the body or the mind. We often make choices that make our lives easier. But, these choices are not good for our health. We get into bad habits that are not good for our health.

*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 9 - 10 Ways to Work in a Team

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,628 words / 365 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

In nature, many kinds of animals work together. For example, ants show each other where to find food. They help to bring the food home. Some animals hunt together. They kill faster animals by attacking from many directions. When these animals cooperate, their job becomes easier. People also cooperate all the time. Working in a team is an important skill that everyone should learn. Everyone can learn a lot when they

work as part of a team. People are all different. We all have different things we are good at. We all have different skills we can offer a team. This means we can help each other by being part of a big project.


However, working in a team can be very difficult. People are different. And, we all think and act differently. This can cause problems when we try to work together. We all want people to listen to our ideas. So, sometimes, we can keep speaking without listening to others. Sometimes our pride makes us feel better than others. But, in a good team we should all feel the same. We should feel that we are all important.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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Book 10 - 10 Ways to Organize a Trip

HALICO Pocket Readers. Carefully graded readers for extensive reading. 多読リーダ、多読リーダーズ

単語数・Word Count

2,696 words / 472 Headwords

概要・Overview / ISBN: 978-4-909730-XX-X

Our world is full of interesting places. It is full of interesting cultures. It is full of fun things to do. That is why so many people enjoy traveling. Traveling is the best way to see wonderful things in our world. Traveling can make us feel excited. It can also help us to relax. 


Sometimes, however, traveling can give us stress. Therefore, we need a good travel plan. This is the best way to make sure we can really enjoy our trip. It also helps us to be less stressed. To organize a trip, we should decide where we want to go. We should decide what we want to do there. And, we should decide who we want to go with. We need to think about our money and our time. We need to think about what we are going to bring with us. This way, we do not forget anything important. Once we finish our plan, we can relax. We can enjoy every day of our trip.


*excerpt from the readers introduction.

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