Resource Books for Teachers of Young Learners: Very Young Learners

Paperback | June 1, 1997

byVanessa Reilly, Sheila M. WardEditorAlan Maley

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offers up to 100 ideas, as well as variations that encourage teachers to adapt the activities to suite their individual classrooms.

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offer...

Vanessa Reilly has an M.A. in ELT from the University of Warwick, specializing in young learners. She is currently training primary EFL teachers at Canterbury Christ Church University College. Before that she taught children in Spain for over ten years and also ran courses for teachers. Alan Maley is currently a freelance consultant, a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 6.81 × 0.63 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019437209X

ISBN - 13:9780194372091

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Table of 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 thebook's organization.br / The author and series editor Foreword Introduction How to use this book1. The creative classroomThis chapter contains advice on the following topics:Syllabus and lesson planningOrganization of the classroomClassroom languageActivity typesThe classroom and what it containsThere are 6 suggested activities.2. Basic language activitiesThis 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 meThis 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 shapeSongs and rhymes (6 activities)Games (4 activities)Story (1 activity)Art and craft activities (5 activities)5. The world around usThis 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. FestivalsThis 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)br / Photocopiable worksheets Flashcards Further reading

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'Highly recommended for both the novice and the experienced teacher.' - Michael Watts, Network News, Issue 26