Develop literacy skills with engaging text types.
A series of activity books for Classes 1 to 6, Active English is firmly based on text types and places special emphasis on critical and visual literacy. The chosen text excerpts are from a variety of mixed text types (including poems, information reports, narratives, expositions, descriptions, fables, personal recounts) and are meaningful, authentic and support learning across the curriculum.
Non-fiction writing for your interactive whiteboard.
i-learn writing is a non-fiction writing resource designed to take the class through the whole writing process from reading to practice and assessment. Each CD-ROM features nine teaching focuses including Model Texts, Reading as a Writer, Talking the Text (speaking and listening and drama activities), Writing Games (word, sentence and text level work), Stimulus and Shared Planning, Demonstration and Shared Writing, Practising Editing, Independent Planning and Writing and Publishing. A 'focus' may last half a lesson or carry over several lessons. Focuses are designed to be flexible and fit in with different styles and methods of teaching writing.
Full-colour workbooks with online interactive practice activities.
Active Spelling is a series of 6 full-colour activity books that aim to develop strong spelling skills and engage students in active learning. The books address both automatic and thinking spelling and offer a range of activities that encourage an interest in the way words are spelt. A free interactive website offers students fun activities for additional practice with weekly dictation, Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check activities for each list word and four self-marking review tests.
Don't just do it by the book!
i-read is an easy-to-use resource for teaching essential reading skills and strategies to the whole class using CD-ROMs designed specifically for the interactive whiteboard. Anthology packs include 4 copies each of the fiction, non-fiction and poetry anthologies included on the CD-ROM.
A story-based approach to phonics practice helping children to read with confidence.
Storybook Phonics is a series of CD-ROMs that use a story-based approach to phonics practice helping children to read with confidence. Each CD-ROM contains a number of engaging stories, which are attractively illustrated and animated to motivate pupils. All stories are supported by fun interactive games which provide practice of crucial phonics skills. Ideal for independent and pair work on computers, Storybook Phonics is also suitable for whole-class work, using an interactive whiteboard.
Develop the language skills and knowledge students need to succeed.
Language Works: Grammar in context provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use language appropriately by ensuring that the grammatical patterns and language rules are linked to the likely contexts for their use.
Teach speaking and listening skills with a unique bank of interactive games and activities.
i-learn speaking & listening is a resource specifically designed for the teaching of speaking and listening skills using a flexible topic-based approach. The DVD-ROMs contain exciting stimulus materials and a unique bank of speaking and listening games. Videos of popular speaking and listening techniques in action will inspire teachers and children alike to try new approaches.
Fun, colourful games for phonics practice that will help children to be confident and successful spellers.
Phonics Focus offers further practice of the spelling strategies you have taught ?C so whatever phonics or spelling programme you use, Phonics Focus will give children support where it's needed most. With Phonics Focus you can record and track children's progress through the activities so that you can quickly identify those who are making good progress and those who are finding the activities more challenging.