martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Teaching English Creatively

Teresa Cremin, "Teaching English Creatively" 
English | ISBN: 0415435021, 0415548292 | 2009 | PDF | 192 pages | 13 MB

What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children?
How can you successfully develop pupils’ engagement with reading and writing skills?
Teaching English Creatively demonstrates the potential of creative teaching to develop children’s knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. 

Underpinned by theory and research, it also offers informed and practical support to both students in initial teacher education, and practising teachers who want to develop their teaching.

Illustrated by examples of children’s work, this book explores the core elements of creative practice in relation to developing engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Creative ways to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts are offered throughout. Key themes addressed include:
meaning and purpose
play and engagement
curiosity and autonomy
collaboration and making connections
reflection and celebration
the creative involvement of the teacher.

Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching English Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich literacy practice.

Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, this book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.


lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students (Quick & Dirty Tips) by Mignon Fogarty
2011 | ISBN: 0805089438, 0805089446 | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Named to the International Reading Association’s 2012 Teachers’ Choice book list

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty million times and whose first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, was a New York Times bestseller. 

For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules.

Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing—everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails—this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.


A Creative Approach to Teaching Grammar

Peter Burrows, "A Creative Approach to Teaching Grammar"
ISBN: 147290902X | 2014 | PDF | 104 pages | 1 MB

This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: . explicit teaching and modelling; . over forty practical games and activities; . application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.


Incredible English: 4: Class Book by OUP Oxford

Incredible English: 4: Class Book by OUP Oxford
Oxford University Press; 2nd Revised edition | March 8, 2012 | English | ISBN: 0194442314 | 99 pages | PDF | 42 MB

This updated course, now over seven levels, gives you even more brain-challenging activities and cross-curricular lessons. With new Online Practice, more opportunities for speaking and more Cambridge YLE Test practice, your class will learn Incredible English and more!


Paragraphs and Essays: with Integrated Readings, 11th Edition

Lee Brandon, "Paragraphs and Essays: with Integrated Readings, 11th Edition"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0495801801 | 563 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Paragraphs and Essays is the higher-level companion to Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond in the popular two-book Brandon series. Written in an informal, engaging tone, this easy-to-use text takes students through all the stages of the writing process as they transition from simple to complex writing assignments.


viernes, 17 de octubre de 2014

New Headway Pronunciation: upper-intermediate with AUDIO

It helps students to express themselves clearly and confidently by training them in the key areas of pronunciation. There is practice of individual sounds, with a guide to suitable exercises for speakers of particular languages. There is a focus on lexical sets. Training is given in stress and intonation patterns for accurate, functional use. Help is provided with the features of connected speech.


Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales in the Library and Language Arts Classroom for Grades 3-6

Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales in the Library and Language Arts Classroom for Grades 3-6 by Jane Heitman Healy
Linworth | August 15, 2007 | English | ISBN: 158683231X | 152 pages | PDF | 909 KB

Use fairy tales in the library and classroom to increase studentsâTM proficiency in story structure, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking skills, and to foster collaboration with teachers. Teach core language arts skills using familiar fairy tales in AASL, IRA/NCTE standards-based, ready-to-use lessons. Use materials standard to every library to teach the curriculum, inspire a love of fairy tales, and include English Language Learners (ELL) in meaningful ways. Involve students in standards-based learning while they enjoy the charm and intrigue of their favorite fairy tales. Librarians and language arts teachers will find the information they need to increase vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking skills in their students, by using the wide appeal of fairy tales. Reproducible templates, worksheets, and planning guides are included.