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A history of Key Words

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.

Thu Jun 13 Tony Murray
Making time for reading

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.

Thu Jun 13 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
International Day of Families

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

Tue May 7 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant
English Language Day

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.

Thu Apr 11 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant
Teaching about Transportation

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.

Thu Mar 14 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant
The wonders of wildlife

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.

Thu Feb 21 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant
Focus on friendship with Peppa Pig

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.

Tue Feb 19 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant