So You Really Want to Learn English Book 1 A Textbook for Key Stage 2 and Common Entrance by Susan Elkin

So You Really Want to Learn English Book 1 A Textbook for Key Stage 2 and Common Entrance

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Part of the So You Really Want to Learn Series


So You Really Want to Learn English Book 1 A Textbook for Key Stage 2 and Common Entrance by Susan Elkin

The Galore Park So You Really Want to Learn English course is ideal for any teacher or parent looking for a textbook course to inspire a love of reading whilst also covering the fundamentals of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Packed full of exciting reading passages, suggestions for books to read and exercises to stimulate the imagination, the first textbook in the So You Really Want to Learn English range will enthuse and delight pupils working at Key Stage 3 and towards Common Entrance at 13+. Practice in grammar, spelling and punctuation is provided throughout the book while exercises provide consolidation in the key skills required for a confident use of the English language. Highly praised by teachers, pupils, parents and home schoolers, So You Really Want to Learn English 1 is ideal for use by both the specialist or non-specialist teacher, or by parents and homeschoolers looking for a challenging yet fun English course for their children.


Susan Elkin's new book is an excellent resource for English teachers. Offering a varied range of both fiction and non-fiction passages for study, as well as countless opportunities for pupils to read and write themselves, it promises to prepare pupils in an effective and thorough way for entrance exams at both 11+ and 13+. However, it is perhaps the book's ability to engender an interest in the language we use, as well as the many suggestions for further reading, that excited me most. As well as providing a wealth of activities to make the classrom a vibrant and exciting place, it also seeks to foster a lively and active involvement in literature, encouraging puils to read with enjoyment. Rebecca Connet, ISEB This excellent book has provoked and delighted our Year 6 boys in class and helped them to enjoy seeing how English works. Their creative writing jumped forward as a result of meeting Susan Elkin's first book. Nigel Ramage, Papplewick School

About the Author

Susan Elkin taught English to thousands of pupils for 36 years. Most recently she was a member of the English Department at Benenden from 1993-2004. She has a parallel career as a professional writer and journalist, writing regularly for the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Stage. She lives and writes in Kent.

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96 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2004



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