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Introduce your learners to creative writing and writing for a purpose. They'll write a play scene and an article about a cultural festival, helping build their extended writing skills as they progress through the units. Each unit focuses on a different text type such as dialogue, recounts, reports or instructions. Model texts in each chapter show learners good examples of each writing type and specific activities help them practise grammar typical of the genre. Learners work individually and collaboratively, developing skills such as creative thinking, planning, drafting, peer evaluation and editing.
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Introduce your learners to creative writing and writing for a purpose. They'll rewrite a well-known myth and draft an application letter, helping build their extended writing skills as they progress through the units. Each unit focuses on a different text type such as dialogue, reports or instructions. Model texts in each chapter show learners good examples of each writing type and specific activities help them practise grammar typical of the genre. Learners work individually and collaboratively, developing skills such as creative thinking, planning, drafting, peer evaluation and editing.
Introduce your learners to creative writing and writing for a purpose. They'll write an urban myth and a report of a school play, helping build their extended writing skills as they progress through the units. Each unit focuses on a different text type such as dialogue, reports or instructions. Model texts in each chapter show learners good examples of each writing type and specific activities help them practise grammar typical of the genre. Learners work individually and collaboratively, developing skills such as creative thinking, planning, drafting, peer evaluation and editing.
Updated and fully aligned with the Cambridge International AS & A Level English Language 9093 syllabus for examination 2021. This coursebook helps students take an active approach to developing and applying the key reading and writing skills they need to succeed in their AS & A Level English Language course. In the first part of the book, for AS Level, students will learn to analyse and write different text types, from diaries and blogs to reviews, speeches and narratives. The second part supports A Level study, building on the skills students have learnt at AS level and applying them to four specialist areas of English: Language Change, Child Language Acquisition, English and the World, and Language and the Self.
The third edition of the Collins Cambridge IGCSE (R) English Teacher's Guide supports the Student's Book, giving teachers everything they need to teach the Cambridge IGCSE (R) and IGCSE (R) (9-1) First Language English syllabuses 0500 and 0990. This Teacher's Guide supports the new syllabuses for first examination in 2020. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level & Subject: IGCSE First Language English (0500), IGCSE (9-1) First Language English (0990) First teaching: September 2018 First examination: June 2020 This title has been endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education. * Revised and updated to support the 2020 syllabuses and examination formats. * Support student progress with teaching sequences that follow the structure of the Student Book, moving from building the key reading and writing skills to applying these skills to specific exam questions and coursework tasks. * Save time on planning and preparation with expert support from Julia Burchell, an experienced examiner and trainer. The Teacher Guide includes a two-year scheme of work, differentiated lesson plans, worksheets and PowerPoints for every two- or four-page section of the Student Book, plus extension activities for students aiming for the highest grades. * Adapt the resources to the needs of your classes with printable PDFs and editable Word and PowerPoint files. * Detailed guidance and annotated sample answers in the Teacher Guide help you and your classes to make the most of the practice examination papers in the Student Book.
Boost confidence and encourage results Easy to use, bright and friendly, this engaging guide will support and nurture children's learning as they prepare for their KS2 SATs on grammar, punctuation and spelling and reading. It'll help them build their resilience and stamina, test and track their progress and gently motivate them to achieve their very best. Stay on track and keep focused Use this guide to unlock all the requirements of the KS2 English test papers. Its unique learning and revision features expertly support what children are learning in class so they can quickly get ahead in the vital areas of grammar, punctuation, spelling and reading. Build and test essential skills and knowledge Using an appealing array of SATs-style tests, including a FULL practice paper, combined with fun exercises and activities, children can practise their skills, improve their knowledge and hone their abilities in readiness for the official tests.
Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Develop your students' skills in English Literature and English Language as you study A Christmas Carol. This Student Book offers English Literature lessons to help your classes explore the set text in depth. In parallel, English Language lessons give students the opportunity to respond to fiction and non-fiction extracts that will deepen their understanding of the novel's themes and contexts. This practical resource is designed for in-class study, as well as exam preparation. * Give students a supportive route through the set text, with pre-reading, close reading and whole-text review chapters to help them understand the plot, characters, themes and contexts and to analyse the writer's methods. * Build writing stamina with the longer, passage-based tasks at the end of each chapter. * Support all learners with clear plot summaries and a `Who's who' guide to the main characters. * Prepare for examination success with a final chapter on the Literature exam, including exam-style questions, step-by-step guidance for writing an effective response, and sample answers at different levels. * Practise all the AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2 question formats. Students will learn how to locate information, analyse language and structure, synthesise, critically evaluate and compare as they read texts about life in Victorian London, charity at Christmas, haunting, murder and mysteries. They will also be given the opportunity to produce their own narrative, descriptive and argumentative writing.
Collins Cambridge IGCSE (R) English as a Second Language Second Edition has been fully updated to match the new Cambridge IGCSE (R) English as a Second Language syllabus 0510/0511 (for first examination 2019) Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First teaching: 2017 First examination: 2019 * Written by expert English as a Second Language authors and edited by a senior examiner. * provides in-depth coverage of every aspect of the latest Cambridge IGCSE (R) English as a Second Language 0510/0511 syllabus for examination from 2019 onwards. * Student Book combines a course book full of authentic and engaging topics and texts and exam preparation and skills practice all in one * Support for Core and Extended candidates with Going Further features throughout the Student Book, practice exam-style questions and sample student answers at both Core and Extended in the Student Book, and ideas for differentiation in the Teacher Guide * Engage students with a rich variety of authentic texts and audio (CD-ROM accompanies the Student Book and Teacher Guide) with a global, multicultural focus * Further practice for exam and exam-related skills in the write-in Student Workbook * Additional listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary practice via Collins Connect online platform to further embed the key language from the course. Exercises are auto-marked and are linked to a diagnostic tool which advises on areas for review if needed. This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Prepare for the Cambridge IGCSE in Drama syllabus for first examination 2015 with an approach that helps to create a varied, stimulating and enjoyable learning environment that enables students of different confidence and ability levels to flourish. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First examination: 2015 * Be ready to teach the current syllabus (for first examination in June 2015) with this brand new series which has been fully matched to the Cambridge IGCSE (R) Drama syllabus. * Have full confidence in the content and approach of the series which is written by a team of highly experienced authors, who have over 20 years of teaching experience. * Enable students to learn a range of skills, such as how to build their self-awareness and how to reflect on their performance. This will build their knowledge and self-confidence, which extends beyond the course itself and helps equip them for life. * Know that the series has an international feel in terms of both language used within the text, and plays, scenarios and contexts selected. * Make use of the excellent supporting components of the series which include a range of exciting and engaging scripts from real plays, role plays for warm ups, examples of stimuli for Devised pieces, and still images from productions which show key elements from performances. * Help students monitor their learning using the `Learning Log' and `Check your progress' features, where students review, record and evaluate their work. This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Learn: Tasks and answers on every area of the text to enhance your students' learning and take revision further. Practise: Exercises on spelling, punctuation and grammar, and longer exam-style questions with sample response extracts to practise and perfect key skills for writing top quality answers. Test: Support independent learning and motivate students with quick tests and regular self-assessment to stay on track for success.
The bestselling York Notes for GCSE series now includes new York Notes for GCSE Workbooks. These great new Workbooks offer a wide range of write-in tasks and exercises to boost your knowledge of the text and help you practise for the exam: Learn: Tasks and answers on every area of the text, from Plot and Action and Characters to Key Contexts, Themes, Language and Structure, will help to enhance your learning and take your revision further. Practise: With exercises on spelling, punctuation and grammar, sample paragraphs and exam-style questions, you can practise and perfect all the key skills you need to write top-quality answers. Test yourself: Use the quick tests and longer questions to put your knowledge to the test. Monitor your progress at every stage and stay on track for success! The new York Notes for GCSE Of Mice and Men Workbook is the perfect partner to the bestselling York Notes for GCSE Of Mice and Men Study Guide ISBN 9781408248805. Use them together to help you get the best grade you can in your English Literature GCSE.
Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language (syllabus 9093 for first examination in 2015). The core aim of this Coursebook is to help students to develop and apply the key skills they need to achieve in AS and A Level English Language. They will build the skills needed for assessment through frequent activities. Divided into two distinct parts for AS and A Level studies, the book covers a wide range of reading skills, such as understanding aspects of style, voice and tone. It also addresses the conventions of key kinds of writing and spoken language, from scripted speeches to travel articles, and looks at how they can capture these conventions in their own work.
When a skeleton was found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012, could it be a body that had been missing for 500 years? Could it be the body of an English king? This book tells the story of the archaeologists' amazing discovery, asking who Richard III was and how this new discovery might change our view of him. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with the historical images and contemporary photographs. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book. * Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 9 years and 6 months.
Ignite II is a series of books written specifically for struggling readers. The local town is home to a dusty, abandoned cinema. Dani and her friends love going there to mess about and look at all the old film posters. One day when they visit, an old silent film begins playing and a greyscale actor steps straight out of the screen! Then he invites Dani to take the stage. What does the silent comedian want? Will he teach Dani about his craft? Or take her to a world of silence? II is a series of books written specifically for struggling readers. Crisp white slopes, light skiing and... a snowbeast! Alex and Dylan didn't expect to hear rumours of a terrifying monster on their relaxing holiday. The second they hear the rumour, they are eager to see it with their own eyes. Armed with a camera and snowboards, they set out to get a snapshot of the beast. Will they get close enough or will the snowbeast eat the camera and the boys?
Boost students' understanding of grammar and punctuation to improve their writing and their GCSE results. Each of the thirty-six tutorials explains a key aspect of grammar, spelling or punctuation within a GCSE or IGCSE writing context. By exploring the choices other writers make, students will learn how to strengthen their own writing at a word, sentence, paragraph and whole text level. *Recap the basics of word classes; sentence grammar, including tenses and mood; punctuation and paragraphing in Chapter 1. *Focus on the specifics of writing to inform and explain; writing to summarise; writing to argue and persuade; writing to explore and analyse; and writing to describe and narrate in dedicated chapters. *Explore the sample answers in the final chapter on proofreading and editing to understand how you can check and improve your work in exams and controlled assessments. This explicit, purposeful teaching of grammar, spelling and punctuation in GCSE and IGCSE writing contexts will help students obtain the marks available for accuracy and access the wider range of marks available for effective expression. These one-off tutorials can be used in regular grammar sessions or as an intensive intervention programme as part of your GCSE course or as a preparation for key stage 4 in Year 9.
You've seen the films, you know the stories, but have you got what it really takes to be a spy? Find out more as this book, produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, takes you through the devices, the disguises, the weapons, the codes and the experiences of real-life spies. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. *Support comprehension with photographs that bring these real-life stories to life. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
Are you scared of spiders? Have you heard of the zombie wasp? Do you know which bee has the most painful sting? Place yourself on the `scare scale' and, if you dare, find out all about the world's biggest, weirdest and most fearsome insects in this book produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading. *Support comprehension with the stunning photographs. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
In 1911 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott hoped to be the first person to reach the South Pole. Little did he know an explorer from Norway had had the same idea. It would be a race to the Pole! Produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, this book tells the story of Scott's and Amundsen's epic race and its deadly conclusion. It also explores the scientific legacy of Scott's expedition and looks at the new frontiers of exploration today. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading. *Support comprehension with stunning photographs that bring the Antarctic experience to life. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
To support the move to the new GCSE specification, Edexcel are publishing their own dedicated suite of resources. Tailored to the new specification and building on the free materials already provided, the resources are written in consultation with senior examiners to ensure teachers have all the support needed to deliver the new specification with confidence. Student Book: Practical approach, focusing on skills and processes to help students understand how to improve. Accessible and engaging format, designed to be easy to use in group or independent work throughout the course. Support for written work, helping students understand how to write effectively about practical drama work.
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