“Once upon a time there was…” the magic words that start many a fairy tale and transport us back in time to our more or less distant childhoods, and the fantastical world of our imagination, where beautiful, yet fragile, princesses are able to defeat all the obstacles that cross their paths, including big scary and
Lorna Hillman’s father created the iconic Key Words series. Discover her scrapbook method of introducing reading to young learners which was inspired by her childhood.
In this blog post, we will be looking at various directed play opportunities and games that can be used to open students learning gates to reading in English and acquiring language in a natural stress-free manner.
My father, William Murray conducted his own research knowing that thoughtful, efficient and structured teaching is needed when children are learning to read. He researched the English language concentrating on the most used words.
Studies have proven that students who read at least 15 minutes a day see great improvements in their overall academic progress. Yet the same studies also clearly indicate that more than half of our students fail to read the magic 15 minutes per day.
The topic of families is one that comes up every term in school curriculums. Books can help learners focus on a particular topic and bring it to life. Use the International Day of Families as a focal point for vocabulary related to families in your classroom
English is used as a first language in over 100 countries! Celebrate this special day in your classroom and motivate the next generation with the importance of learning a language.
A range of activities to do in the classroom related to transport. Work on adjectives, comparatives and superlatives using realia. Encourage creativity with aeroplane design and use clues to teach about different types of transport.
World Wildlife Day is a fantastic opportunity to explore endangered species and learn about a range of animals from around the world. Explore a range of activities that can be used in the classroom and gain an insight into the BBC Earth Ladybird Readers.
Peppa Pig Ladybird Readers are great books to explore the theme of friendship. They have lovable characters which engage second language learners. These fun activities can be used in the classroom to focus on the importance of friendship and working as a part of a team.