- Subject(s):First Language English
- Qualification:Cambridge Primary
- Author(s):Sally Burt, Debbie Ridgard
- Available from: November 2014
Cambridge Primary English is a flexible, endorsed course written specifically to support Cambridge International Examinations' curriculum framework (Stages 1–6).
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This colourful Learner’s Book includes the following features. Nine thematic units on exciting topics to engage young learners. Activities encourage learners to actively explore, use and apply their core listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through individual, pair and group work. Lively international fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts which form the basis for teaching reading and writing skills. Language focus boxes throughout which help to teach and reinforce grammar points.
Nine thematic units on exciting topics to engage young learners.
Structured, cumulative lessons to cover all objectives in the Cambridge Primary English curriculum framework.
Individual, paired and group activities, including role-play and presentations, promote creativity and critical thinking.
Contains a carefully selected range of international fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts suited to the age and Stage of the learners.
Includes spelling activities at the end of the book that can be used for separate or integrated spelling lessons. Icons in the nine units indicate opportunities to use the spelling activities within the main teaching sessions.
Includes a helpful language Toolkit for learners to use for revision and reference. It contains tables, lists and reminders covering both language and literature work.
- Unit 1. Storybook: Developing story talk
- Prediction and inference
- Narrative and dialogue conventions and tenses
- Refining word selection
- Reading aloud
- Writing an introduction
- Unit 2. Going Deep: Alphabetical order
- Key words, sentences and phrases
- Using a contents page
- Non-fiction text features
- Oral presentation
- Unit 3. Mind Pictures: Understanding poetic terms, exploring kennings
- Using a thesaurus, working with rhythm and rhyme, interpreting images, planning with a mind map, writing a colour poem
- Unit 4. Just Imagine: Using apostrophes
- Descriptive adverbs
- Story tenses
- Forming questions
- Working with dialogue
- Formal and informal writing
- Dramatic reading
- Presenting a storyboard
- Unit 5: Making the News: Working with brochures and news articles
- Developing visual literacy
- Understanding instruction
- Summarising information
- Sequencing information
- Identifying fact and opinion
- Writing a news article
- Unit 6. Sensational Poems: Exploring rhythm and rhyme
- Increasing vocabulary
- Using poetic devices for sound and image
- Reading silently and aloud
- Working with punctuation
- Writing a shape poem
- Unit 7. What Would You Do?: Exploring informal language
- Making predictions
- Identifying significant events
- Sentence length and connectives
- Degrees of comparison
- Reading aloud
- Developing and performing a play script
- Unit 8. Food for Thought: Investigating and analysing persuasive texts
- Using fact and opinion
- Using connectives and adjectives persuasively
- Designing an advertisement
- Writing a profile
- Debating and oral presentations
- Unit 9. Poems to Ponder: Practising and performing poems
- Identifying mood
- Prefixes and suffixes
- Using similes and personification
- Developing listening skills
- Developing word selection skills
- Writing a sun poem
- Spelling Activities
- Term 1: Root words
- The y rule
- Compound words
- Letter patterns and sounds
- Silent letters
- Word endings
- Term 2: Adding suffixes
- Working out spelling rules for adding suffixes
- -logy word families
- Build word families
- Vowel sounds
- Homophone scan trip you up!
- Term 3: Comparative spelling
- Root words
- Nifty numbers
- Cardinal and ordinal numbers
- Short and long vowel sounds
- Toolkit: Parts of speech and articles
- Reading skills
- Poet's Corner
- Looking for information
- The writing process
- Reading aloud essentials
- Exercise your listening skills
- Editor's handbook
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