Very Young Learners

Very Young Learners

Format: Paperback
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Shortlisted for The Frank Bell Prize
Shortlisted for the Ben Warren Prize

This book includes activities with practical ideas and advice for teaching English to very young students.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437209-1
  • Price: $ 28.75

This book includes activities with practical ideas and advice for teaching English to very young students.

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Key features

  • Provides ideas and advice for teachers who are asked to teach English to very young children (3-6 years).
  • Offers a wide variety of activities such as games, songs, drama, stories, and art and craft, all of which follow sound educational principles.
  • Includes numerous photocopiable pages.

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This book includes activities with practical ideas and advice for teaching English to very young students.

Contents

Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the age-group for which each activity is suitable, the aims of each activity (linguistic and other), and the approximate time each activity will take. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.

The author and series editor
Foreword
Introduction
How to use this book

1 The creative classroom
This chapter contains advice on the following topics:
Syllabus and lesson planning
Organization of the classroom
Classroom language
Activity types
The classroom and what it contains
There are 6 suggested activities.

2 Basic language activities
This chapter, together with Chapter 4, is concerned with developing children's conceptual awareness, their eye-hand co-ordination, and their motor skills.
Lively activities (7 activities)
Calming activities (4 activities)

3 All about me
This chapter deals with the identification and description of self, and likes and dislikes.
Songs and rhymes (15 activities)
Games (4 activities)
Stories (3 activities)
Art and craft activities (7 activities)

4 Number, colour, and shape
Songs and rhymes (6 activities)
Games (4 activities)
Story (1 activity)
Art and craft activities (5 activities)

5 The world around us
This chapter extends the children's horizons and includes such topics as the town, traffic, the doctor, the emergency services, animals, and the weather.
Songs and rhymes (10 activities)
Games (5 activities)
Story (1 activity)
Art and craft activities (4 activities)

6 Festivals
This chapter gives examples of festivals that are fun for small children. You can of course add or substitute other festivals as many of the activities are suitable for other occasions.
Christmas (10 activities)
Carnival (2 activities)
Easter (6 activities)

Photocopiable worksheets
Flashcards
Further reading

Reviews

  • '... will help teachers to understand and guide the development of the child at this stage and provide an invaluable support for teachers entering this field.'
    - IATEFL Young Learners SIG Newsletter
  • 'Highly recommended for both the novice and the experienced teacher.'
    - Michael Watts, Network News, Issue 26