Oxford Discover

Show & Tell

Oxford Discover

Creating young thinkers with great futures

Oxford Discover second edition Level 1 Student's Book cover
Oxford Discover second edition Level 2 Student's Book cover
Oxford Discover second edition Level 3 Student's Book cover
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Oxford Discover second edition Level 5 Student's Book cover
Oxford Discover second edition Level 6 Student's Book cover

  • How can we make music?
  • Why should we take care of the Earth?
  • What do different cultures give the world?

Oxford Discover uses ‘Big Questions’ like these to tap into children's natural curiosity and enable them to ask their own questions, find their own answers, and explore the world around them.

The 2nd edition builds on Oxford Discover's tried and tested methodology, developing 21st Century Skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity to prepare students for future success at primary school and beyond

Find out more about Oxford Discover here

"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
"This school year, we’ve been using the Oxford Discover series in our primary classes and we are positive we made the right decision. Teachers, parents and students all love the material.”
- Miss Brenda Méndez, Colegio Benedictino, Mexico
"The videos are a good way to introduce the topic - students naturally start talking about what they already know and what they want to know. My students share their projects with the class - 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

Have you got new students starting in first grade?

Read these top tips for supporting your Oxford Discover first grade students!

Invite them!

Before classes start, invite them to visit their future classroom and meet you. Walk around the room with them and talk about the things you can see, any similarities to their kindergarten classroom, and the type of activities they will do in first grade.

Practice skills

It is possible that your new students will not be competent in all the skills they need in first grade. Their motor skills are still developing so fine detail work like copying or colouring may be difficult. At the start of the term, make sure you build time into your lessons to practice these skills.

Teach behaviours

First grade is much more organised that kindergarten. Teaching your students to listen to each other, take turns, or raise their hands before answering can help them to settle into their first grade classroom more effectively. Model any expected behaviours, like asking them to wait their turn, or answering their classmates' questions, from the beginning of the year so they settle in quickly.

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Show and Tell

Creating young thinkers with great futures

Show and Tell second edition Level 1 Student's Book cover
Show and Tell second edition Level 2 Student's Book cover
Show and Tell second edition Level 3 Student's Book cover

  • Who's in your family?
  • What do our senses tell us?
  • What’s in your neighborhood?

Show and Tell 2nd edition taps into children’s natural curiosity, encouraging them to ask questions and find their own answers through a series of ‘Big Questions’.

The 2nd edition builds on Show and Tell's tried and tested methodology, developing 21st Century Skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity to prepare students for future success both inside and outside the classroom.

Find out more about Show and Tell here


How can you best prepare your students for Primary school with Show and Tell?

Read these top tips!

Increase their focus

First grade activity times tend to be longer than in kindergarten. A few months before the end of term you can gradually begin to increase the amount of time you spend on each activity, by 30 seconds at a time, and try to build them up from 5 minute to 10 minute blocks.

Get them to try

First graders needs to be more independent learners. When you do a new activity in class let your students figure things out for themselves, and wait as long as possible before helping them. Using encouraging language like "You can do it!" or "Let's try agin!" helps them to build confidence in themselves and learn from mistakes.

Talk to them

It is possible that the children have concerns or worries about first grade. Use a lesson on feelings and emotions to talk about first grade and answer any questions that might come up.

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Fifi the fox

Do you use Fifi the fox puppet in class?


Kathryn Harper, one of the authors from Show and Tell, gives her top ten tips for using a puppet in the classroom

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