Oxford Discover Foundation Level
Creating young thinkers with great futures
Winner – The British Council ELTons 2015 – Excellence in Course Innovation
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First place cover, Ancillary series, School Publishing: Book Industry Guild of New York Design Awards 2014
Using an inquiry-based approach to learning, Oxford Discover develops the communication skills and thinking skills students need for success in the 21st century.
Children learn to communicate right from the start with Oxford Discover Foundation.
The course taps into children’s natural curiosity, asking questions such as ‘who makes you happy?’ or ‘what do our senses tell us?’ as the focus for each unit. Activities encourage children to explore the question while learning the language they need to think and talk about it, and end-of-unit class projects consolidate their learning. Opportunities to ‘Show and Tell’ allow children to present their projects in class or at home, and to talk about what they have learned – in English!
Problem-solving activities encourage children to think critically and creatively and values lessons teach how to behave both inside and outside the classroom. CLIL input allows teachers to integrate subjects such as art, math and science.
Oxford Discover Foundation has been created specifically to suit Grade 1 classes in Turkey, and is the perfect preparation for Oxford Discover Level 1.
- Student Book Pack
- Workbook with Online Practice
- Teacher's Resource Pack
- Class Audio CDs
- iTools DVD-ROM
- Unique methodology which combines a native speaker approach of inquiry-based learning with a controlled grammar and skills syllabus
- Big Questions linked to school subjects form the basis of every unit
- Authentic fiction and non-fiction texts on every topic provide different views on the Big Question
- Video clips provide an introduction to each Big Question, helping students activate prior knowledge
- Teaching tools such as the Big Question Chart support students in the development of critical thinking skills
- Online practice links the class to the home
- Oxford Discover Grammar, and Oxford Discover Writing and Spelling provide additional practice opportunities
- Cambridge Young Learners English Test linked vocabulary syllabus
- Cambridge ESOL style activities
Would you like your students to be more involved in class? Oxford Discover uses inquiry-based learning to tap into students' natural curiosity. This approach enables them to ask their own questions, find their own answers and explore the world around them.
How are seasons different? Why do we need plants? What do different cultures give to the world?
Every pair of units starts with a Big Question like these. Each one is linked to a school subject – social studies, art, science, math, or music.
A big picture and video introduce the topic and the Big Question. Students then answer supporting questions that encourage them to think about the topic and the Big Question more deeply. Next, a Big Question Chart asks students to assess what they know and what they want to know.
As students continue, they discover many answers to the Big Question. They read authentic fiction and nonfiction texts that offer different views on the topic. Summative projects let students gather together what they have learned and present it in a creative way. Finally, students write what they have learned on the Big Question Chart.
A controlled vocabulary and grammar syllabus gives students the language support they need to explore and discuss each topic and Big Question. Oxford Discover builds strong communication skills as students listen, speak, read, and write throughout each unit.
All the way through, students develop the important skills of critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration throughout each unit, preparing them for the demands of the 21st century.
Oxford Discover gives teachers the tools they need to create young thinkers with great futures.
“This school year, we’ve been using the Oxford Discover series in primary and we are positive we made the right decision. Teachers, parents and students love the material.”
Miss Brenda Méndez, Colegio Benedictino, Mexico
“When I have used other coursebooks, it has been very difficult to get my students to talk and write based on the things they learned. It is much easier with Oxford Discover.”
Ms Seojung Kim, Yooseok Elemantary School, Korea
“The videos are a good way to introduce the topic. I have noticed that students in a natural way start talking about what they already know and what they want to know.
My students share their projects with the class. They really enjoy it. At the beginning they would get nervous or shy, but now I can tell they really enjoy sharing their work.”
Miss Martha Grajeda, Colegio Leonardo Da Vinci, Mexico
These are the skills students need for great futures. Oxford Discover gives teachers the tools to develop students':
A lot of schools and teachers want to bring critical thinking into their teaching. How do you do this?
What do students need in order to really communicate and express themselves?
Would you like support in managing pair work and group work in your classroom?
What kinds of projects would make your parents, students, and teachers proud? How do you encourage creativity?
The Integrated Teachers Toolkit and available support from Oxford gives teachers all they need to develop these 21st century skills with confidence. Learn more here.
Big Question DVD – This provides an introduction to each topic, stimulating students to think about the Big Question.
Assessment for Learning CD-ROM – This allows teachers to monitor and evaluate student progress in a range of ways:
- Continuous assessment
- Formal testing
These additional resources ensure that teachers have all the support they need when using Oxford Discover, to create young thinkers with great futures.
Make homework more motivating with Online Practice: an interactive homework system which provides extra activities that link to every lesson in Oxford Discover:
- Students get interactive extra practice in the four key skills.
- Parents can support their children and view their progress online.
- Online homework is scored and recorded automatically.
For a free trial and more information, visit www.odonlinepractice.com/demo