Backpack, Second Edition


Backpack brings to life a love of learning through songs and chants, stickers and hands-on activities. With seven levels, Backpack has a strong focus on grammar and writing and is packed with the latest trends and ‘up to the minute’ technology.



By Mario Herrera and Diane Pinkley

Millions of children around the world have learned English using Backpack. Based on the tried and proven methodology, this course is a communicative program based on cross-curricular content and task-based activities. With a robust teacher resource and assessment program, teachers love teaching English with Backpack.

Backpack is the proven seven-level course for young learners of English that offers a communicative program based on cross-curricular content and task-based activities. The new edition of Backpack incorporates the latest trends and up-to-the-minute technology.


  • Backpack‘s four-skills approach with solid grammar practice and a variety of pairwork and group work activities teaches real communication.
  • Backpack has content lessons in each unit where students learn about other subjects such as science, math and social studies using English. You can also choose to use the Backpack Content Readers which supplement the theme of every unit with extra activities.
  • The Teacher’s Edition has a step-by-step guide on how to teach each lesson. For ambitious kids, use the extra activities and classroom ideas in the Teacher’s Resource Book. ExamView can help you customize tests by mixing and matching question-types.
  • Packed with songs, games and projects, and a rich variety of reading genres, students won’t have time to get bored. There is a great mix of activities that have your class moving around. Or how about watching video clips and assign extra activities on the CD-ROM?

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Program Components/ISBNs

Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132452014 $17.35
Workbook 9780132084833 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132084772 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132084826 $42.30
Assessment Package with ExamView CD-ROM (Started – Level 3) 9780132451338 $90.05
LEVEL 1    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450812 $17.35
Workbook 9780132451253 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451178 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451246 $42.30
LEVEL 2    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450829 $17.35
Workbook 9780132451307 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451260 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451314 $42.30
LEVEL 3    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450836 $17.35
Workbook 9780132451048 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451420 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451055 $42.30
LEVEL 4    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450843 $17.35
Workbook 9780132451673 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451482 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451468 $42.30
Assessment Package with ExamView CD-ROM (Levels 4 – 6) 9780132461474 $90.05
LEVEL 5    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450867 $17.35
Workbook 9780132450164 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451543 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451536 $42.30
LEVEL 6    
Student Book w/CD-ROM 9780132450874 $17.35
Workbook 9780132451529 $11.05
Class Audio CDs 9780132451604 $54.10
Teacher’s Edition 9780132451666 $42.30