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  • ISBN:9781107628663
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):First Language English
  • Qualification:Cambridge Primary
  • Author(s):Sally Burt, Debbie Ridgard
  • Available from: April 2015

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.

  • Contents
    • Contains nine thematic units on exciting topics to engage young learners./

    • Provides 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.

    • Contains self- and peer-assessment opportunities in every unit, including How did I do? boxes and a final unit round up activity covering key teachings.

    • 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.

    • Contains Language focus boxes to teach and reinforce grammar points, and Did you know? boxes providing interesting information and opportunities for further research.

    • Includes tip boxes and word boxes with helpful advice and vocabulary for completing the activities.

    • A friendly duck mascot appears throughout giving useful examples and advice.

    • Introduction
    • Unit 1. Different Voices - Different Times: Prologues and flashbacks
    • Interpreting details and textual clues, mood and atmosphere
    • Word origins and prefixes
    • Homographs
    • Phrases and sentences
    • Word classes
    • Standard and informal English
    • Sequencing a journey
    • Time connectives
    • Dialogue and punctuation
    • Characterisation and points of view
    • Writing as a character
    • Unit 2. People in the News: Headlines and news reports
    • Discussing issues
    • Language and layout
    • Facts and opinions
    • Writing a lead
    • Linking paragraphs and connectives
    • Sentence types
    • Making notes
    • Proverbs
    • Autobiographies and obituaries
    • First and third person
    • Journalist technique
    • Expressing a view
    • Writing an article
    • Presenting a speech
    • Unit 3. Poems of Old and New: Reading, discussing and comparing poems
    • Using a glossary
    • Extending vocabulary
    • Shades of meaning
    • Word classes
    • Personification and narrative voice
    • Proverbs
    • Figurative language
    • Poetic techniques
    • Writing an opinion paragraph
    • Dramatising, interpreting and performing poems
    • Unit 4. Time Passing: Predicting
    • Language changes over time
    • Punctuation for purpose and effect
    • Active and passive voice
    • Creating suspense
    • If clauses and conditionals
    • Empathising with characters
    • Giving a speech
    • Features of science fiction
    • Working with voices and mood
    • Linking chapters and paragraphs
    • Planning and writing an extended story
    • Reading aloud
    • Unit 5. Poles Apart: Reading, assessing and writing reports
    • Making notes
    • Summarising information
    • Comparative adjectives and connectives
    • Active and passive voice
    • Discussing controversial issues
    • Arguing a case
    • Using formal English
    • Conditional clauses
    • Fact and opinion
    • Varying tenses
    • Literal and figurative language
    • Identifying a biased view
    • Debating a topic
    • Unit 6. Words at Play Reading poems for fun
    • Poetic licence
    • Exploring nonsense verse
    • Changing texts to Standard English
    • Comparing poems
    • Inventing words
    • Revising spelling and punctuation
    • Homophones and homonyms
    • Contractions, compound and portmanteau words
    • Structure and flow
    • Rhyming words and word power
    • Making shape poems
    • Writing limericks
    • Unit 7. A different Medium: Comparing Shakespeare in different formats
    • Features of different written formats and multimedia
    • Book structure
    • Figurative language
    • Semicolons and colons
    • Compound adjectives, suffixes and spelling
    • Complex sentences and connectives
    • Analysing cartoon and graphics
    • Describing characters in a story
    • Giving a presentation
    • Narrative style
    • Planning and writing a story episode
    • Unit 8. Make it Happen: Sharing points of view
    • Comparing text features and style
    • Reading and writing different reports
    • Using punctuation and quotes
    • Following instructions
    • Choosing language to suit purpose
    • Connectives, complex sentences and If clauses
    • Designing instructions
    • Magazine style and second person narrative
    • Making notes and summarising
    • Command verbs
    • Creating a group magazine
    • Unit 9. Snapshot: Creating poetic snapshots
    • Reading, writing and discussing poems
    • Inferring deeper meaning
    • Choosing precise words using a thesaurus
    • Dialogue in poetry
    • Conversational style and narrative voice
    • Analysing and comparing poetic form and features
    • Effects created by poetic devices
    • Using imagery and figurative language
    • Writing a poem using a memory
    • Spelling Activities
    • Term 1: Revise common spelling sounds
    • Recognising unstressed vowels
    • Prefixes can give clues to meaning
    • Suffixes can change the meaning of words
    • Tricky endings
    • Not wrong, just different
    • Term 2: Revise common spelling sounds
    • Soft and hard c and g
    • Forming nouns from verbs
    • Working with opposite prefixes
    • Revise a spelling rule
    • Term 3: Revise common spelling sounds
    • Choose precise words
    • Homophones and homographs
    • The prefix ad
    • Revise a spelling rule
    • Toolkit: Presentation skills
    • Nuts and bolts of writing
    • Keeping a learning journal
    • Using an etymological dictionary
    • Extra unit materials
    • Acknowledgements.
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