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English Language Toolkit Book 1

A structured learning programme for students who have a language background other than English

The English Language Toolkit series is an in-depth resource that teachers can use with all students who arrive in their classroom with a language background other than English. Specifically it offers ideas, activities and materials to help transition these students into an English-speaking classroom and steadily build their skills as English speakers and listeners. Some activities involve both speaking and writing; others are focused on listening, thinking and discussion. Many of them are suitable for whole-class vocabulary extension. All books offer taskboard labels and learning outcome cards plus other supporting resources suited to the learning level - ranging from alphabet and basic word cards in Books 1-3 to maths and literacy language resources in Books 4-6.

Ages: 5-11 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5837 | ISBN: 9781927273548

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Jenny Pyatt

Jenny Pyatt has taught at all levels in primary schools in a variety of classroom and managerial positions. Now retired and living by the sea, Jenny pursues her interests of writing poetry and photography.


Key points to remember4
Some effective teaching strategies4
Using peer tutors5
1. Taskboard labels6
Practical suggestions for classroom organisation6
2. Learning outcome cards8
3. First words in English: Vocabulary cards14
How to use the pictures and words14
Suggested activities14
4. Alphabet knowledge28
Teaching materials28
Suggested activities28
5. Sequence stories36
6. Reading and writing words and sentences40
Teaching materials40
Suggested activities40
7. Using pronouns45
Suggested activities45
8. Asking questions51
Preparing a question cube51
Suggested activities51
Peer tutor certificates59