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  • 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.

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As an additional to the course we have created Big Question Cards, which support you as you introduce each new module to the class. The Big Question Cards stimulate interest in the topic of the module, helping students to predict, infer, and check the meaning of the main learning points. These can be used as standalone resources or alongside the course as you introduce each topic to your students.

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"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 Elementary 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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