jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Ways of Learning: Learning Theories and Learning Styles in the Classroom (2nd edition)

Alan Pritchard - Ways of Learning: Learning Theories and Learning Styles in the Classroom (2nd edition)
Published: 2008-12-10 | ISBN: 0415466083 | PDF | 136 pages | 3 MB

Teachers are very good at providing excellent opportunities for children’s learning to progress. Often, without fully understanding the reasons why, teachers encourage learning in their charges which works very well, and is a very good approach at a particular time with a particular child or group of children. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learning preferences, teachers are able to provide even better learning situations which are even more likely to lead to effective learning. This book seeks to provide the detail which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching in order to provide even better opportunities for effective and lasting learning.
The first edition of this book has been used widely and has now been revised to include updated information in the existing chapters as well as a new chapter which covers the area of learning difficulties and special educational needs.

miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

Practise Your Comparatives

Practise Your Comparatives by D'Arcy Adrian-Vallance
English | ISBN: 0582014433 | 60 pages | scan PDF | 30,6 MB

The "Practise your" is a series of workbooks designed to give intermediate students practice in particular areas of English. 
Each book features - contextualised practice to make it easy to see the meanings which determine the choice of a particular form, varied practice, with a mixture of exercise types focusing on both form and meaning, graded practice, from items with simple rules to more complex language uses, a pull-out answer key and material suitable for self-study or classroom use.

English File Intermediate plus 3rd Edition - SB, WB, Entry Checker and Pocket Book

An innovative multi-level English course fo adults and young adults, written by authors with vast international experienceof the EFL clasroom. Nowadays this is the last version we have. English File Intermediate has an emphasis on building language confidence, with maximim opportunity for speaking within higly motivating topic areas.

martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Grammar Matters: Lessons, Tips, & Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6

Grammar Matters: Lessons, Tips, & Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6 by Lynne R. Dorfman, Diane Dougherty
2014 | ISBN: 1571109919 | English | 336 pages | PDF | 4 MB

If you are a teacher of grades K-6, you might be asking, "Shoud I teach grammar in my class on a daily basis? How would I go about doing this? And how can I teach grammar so it isn't boring to my kids?" In Grammar Matters, Lynne Dofman and Diane Dougherty answer these questions and more. Using mentor texts as the cornerstone for how best to teach grammar, this book provides teachers with almost everything they need to get kids not only engaged but excited about learning grammar.

Divided into four parts--Narrative Writing, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, and Grammar Conversations--this hand reference provides practical teaching tips, assessment ideas, grammar definitions, and specific mentor texts to help students learn about parts of speech, idoms, usage issues, and punctuation. Through "Your Turn Lessons," conversations, conferences, and drafting, revising, and editing exercies, students will learn not only specific concepts but also how to reflect upon and transfer what they have learned to other writing tasks, no matter the subject.

The "Treasure Chest of Children's Books" provides an extensive list of both fiction and nonfiction books that fit naturally into grammar instruction. Eight appendices provide even more resources, including information on homophones, using mentor texts to teach grammar and conventions, checklists, comma rules, help for ELL students, and a glossary of ramar terms.

Grammar Matters links instruction to the Common Core State Standards and features quality, classroom-tested tools that help teachers provide their students with the gifts of grammar and literacy.

Listening And Speaking Skills 1 For the Revised Proficiency Exam (Student's Book + Audio)

The book is divided into two parts:
Part A consists of five complete listening tests. The recordings are based on authentic listening material and contain a variety of accents and sound effects.
Part B consists of five speaking tests and covers a wide variety of topics such as the media, the environment, unemployment, etc. Each speaking test is preceded by a speaking practice section. In this section students are familiarised with the essential language and ideas necessary for the test itself. Students are also trained to organise their speech coherently and to display a wide variety of linguistic resources. Both the speaking practice sections and the speaking tests include peer assessment tasks in order to prepare students for Part 3 of the speaking exam.

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.