Abstract: Seeking a deeper, more personal experience for your adult ESOL learners? Looking for a way to make reading more interesting? Explore how to use high interest, low reading-level biographies to create 10 weeks of integrated language curriculum. Using books that feature inspirational global figures naturally draws in curious minds and brings out prior knowledge. You will practice how to look at text with an eye to expanding to the personal realm, encouraging deep and individual connection to material. You will also look beyond the words to bring the world of your book to life. In addition, you will see how to create extensive language practice, linking what you are reading to writing, speaking and listening activities. Come ready to practice planning as a teacher and also experience language activities as a student. This hands-on workshop provides routines and techniques you can use right away!