Reading for Teachers of English to Young Learners

Great books to read or reference for teaching English to young learners ELTcampus

Reading for Teachers of English to Young Learners

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Great books to read or reference for teaching English to young learners ELTcampus

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Film in Action, by Kieran Donaghy

Forget just putting on a video on a Friday or at the end of the school year! Make it meaningful!

“The book invites teachers to experiment with film, and provides: insights into how learners can engage with film; it includes over 100 activities for teachers to bring film into the language class; and it also includes steps for teachers and learners to create their own moving images.”

By teacher, teacher trainer, international conference presenter and writer Kieren Donaghy, based in Barcelona Spain. Kieran is the founder of the Image Conference and Visual Arts Circle as well as the man behind

www.film-english.com

www.kierendonaghy.com

  • Activities
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Create your own moving images

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Video Telling, by Jamie Keddie

Available from January 20, 2017.

Following on from Jamies talks and videos, a book version of his approach to using short videos in the classroom

http://videotelling.com/

Jamie Keddie Youtube Channel

  • Activities
  • Technology in the classroom

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500 Activities for the Primary Classroom: Immediate Ideas and Solutions, by Carol Read

500 Activities for the Primary Classroom” is the answer to that perennial question of “What on earth am I going to do with my class tomorrow?” Aimed at teachers of children between the ages of 3-12, this is a lively, varied compendium of ideas and classroom activities.

www.carolread.com

  • Activities

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Tell it Again – The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers, by Gail Ellis & Jean Brewster

This new edition, Tell it Again! The New Storytelling Handbook, brings together this accumulated experience as well as recent developments in language teaching, and provides
a completely revised and updated methodology section including new guidelines on how to assess pupils’ story-based work, learning to learn, learning about culture and learning technologies. Part 2 offers detailed story notes written by experienced materials writers and practising teachers on ten stories selected from Puffin’s rich list of children’s literature as well as two photocopiable stories.

This handbook is for any teacher who is – or will be– teaching English to children and is interested in using authentic storybooks.

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Teaching children how to learn, by Gail Ellis & Nayr Ibrahim

A book offering Primary language teachers a new and practical methodology based on the importance, now universally recognized in curricula around the world, of teaching children how to learn.

You’ll have met these authors in our TEYL course, and we can confirm, they are passionate about how to teach “learning to learn”, looking at how we can create the optimum conditions for children to reach their full potential as enthusiastic and motivated language learners. Not just theory, the book offers practical activities,  photocopiable resources, models for teachers, interactive Teacher Development activities, keys and model answers.

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Getting the Buggers to Behave, by Sue Cowley

“This book gives you advice on behaviour management that is easily accessible and equally easy to apply. This book provides plenty of information on the basic of behaviour management, lots of tips and ideas for managing the physical aspects of the classroom environment. The ideas and advice given are based on common sense observations and strategies that have worked for me.”

Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and subject co-ordinator, whose specialisms are in English and Drama. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she taught in a number of different secondary schools in London and Bristol. She has also worked overseas at an international school in Portugal.

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