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Beginner/Basic English


1. The English Starter Kit
2. Picture Word Wall Cards
3. The Stickman Reader
4. Reproducible Mini-Books
5. Jimmy's Frog
6. Spring Is Here!
7. Cube Toss Games
8. Find It - Match It - Say It
9. All Done! Bingos
10. Verbs Only Bingos


The English Starter Kit

Classroom and ESL Teachers, All Beginners



The English Starter Kit

Build the English basics of fluency and literacy with this reproducible resource full of ideas, topic sheets to introduce and review/extend vocabulary, and games. This kit is ideal for classroom teachers with newcomers, tutors/volunteers or for new ESL teachers. Topics include: Alphabet Skills, Personal Information, Math, Families, Seasons, Food, Clothing, Colours, Verbs, Prepositions, I like/I don't like, Question Words, Pronouns, and the body.

$39.95
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Picture & Word Wall Cards

Better Than a Word Wall - It's a "Picture-Word" Wall Card
Black & White to Reproduce on Coloured Card Stock



Picture & Word Wall Cards

These cards are perfect for year-round bulletin boards utilizing essential high-frequency vocabulary. They can be colour-coded by topic. The topics include: Verb Cards, Opposite Cards, Weather Cards, Question Cards, Pronoun Cards, Number Cards and Preposition Cards. These cards can be used as student reference for reading writing tasks and as the basis for ESL audio-lingual drills. These cards are the perfect solution to encourage reading, writing and conservation.

$24.95
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The Stickman Reader

Kindergarten & Basic Level ESL - All Ages



The Stickman Reader

Students from non-English speaking homes are not as ready for grade 1 skills.

Human Resources Development Canada, 2003

This book is full of delightful, full page, labeled illustrations of "Stickman" who demonstrates verbs. There are easy instructions for teachers, volunteers or tutors to work with students. The verb pages can be photocopied, enlarged for wall posters or minimized so students can have their own books. Each page has one large, clear verb picture plus present tense word.

The Stickman Reader book is very beneficial for my grade 5 beginning ESL students. The pictures are delightful and the students enjoy learning them. The book is easy to use and can be given to a teacher assistant to use with the students with little supervision or explanation.

Chris Graham, Manitoba

$26.95
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Cut & Staple Reproducible Mini-Books - Primary

Abstract, High Frequency Vocabulary and Basic Verbs



Reproducible Mini-Books

This book teaches high frequency, abstract and verb vocabulary for beginner and reluctant readers/basic level language learners and special needs students. Each page introduces a word (title) and the word is repeated in five more spaces. It is intended as a verbal, contextualized learning activity between teacher/tutor and students. Mini-books can be used for homework or as a language activity. A best seller at the primary level.

$26.95
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Jimmy's Frog

A Big Book to Teach Prepositions and Outdoor Vocabulary
11x17 inches, Black & White



Jimmy's Frog

Your students will know all their prepositions, plus outdoor words, once they finish the exercises that go with this delightful picture story. Jimmy catches a frog and to get back home he must go up, down, across, under, over, through, behind, between and beside. However, just as Jimmy gets close to home, the frog escapes. On Froggie's way home, your class will see and hear all those prepositions again. Reading writing, listening and speaking worksheets extend students language and literacy. Reproducible so Students can write their own version.

$24.95
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Spring is Here!

A Big Book to Teach the Vocabulary and Concepts of Spring
11 x 17 inches, Black & White



Spring is Here!

"Spring is here!" is a reproducible black and white, wordless picture story. Large, simple pictures clearly illustrate the concepts and vocabulary of Spring. Adjust your story-telling to suit the language level of your students. During retelling, add more language details and encourage students to tell the story at their own level of fluency and literacy. A bored little girl makes cardboard binoculars to look out her window. She sees all the signs of spring. When she finally sees her friends skipping, she runs outside to play. The kit includes bulletin board visuals and literacy activities. Reproducible so students can write their own version.

$24.95
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Cube Toss Games

Develops Basic Fluency - Reproducible



Cube Toss Games

Get them speaking fast! Have fun with these easy, face-paced games of basic vocabulary review. In a group, you toss a cube - and the 1st student to call out the top picture gets to toss it again. Combine 2 or even 3 cubes to make a sentence or, use the game point system to 10. The kit comes with reproducible pictures, and 25 cube forms. Pop 'em open and glue on the pictures.

The Cube Toss Game is a huge hit with our students. The students quickly get into the fast pace of tossing the picture cubes and calling out the answers. Even the typically shy and quiet students enthusiastically participate. They forget their inhibitions and willingly take rists. It's great for vocabulary development and review.

Donna Loss, British Columbia, Canada

$29.95
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Find It - Match It - Say It: Language Learning Through Fun and Games

Matching Pairs Card Games - Basic to Intermediate English Levels - Reproducible



Find It - Match It - Say It

Students love this fast-paced game of collecting matching pictures or word cards. These games review Basic English vocabulary in addition to Literacy skills. There is even an activity using Cohesive Devices to "Tell a Story." Students improve their listening, speaking and pronunciation during the game. Teachers or volunteers copy the master sets into different colours of stock card paper, and then cut and "baggie" the sets. Blank card forms are included to use for student assignments which then become new match games. This package includes School Objects and Action pictures, Weather, Transportation, Opposites, and Clothes pcitures, as well as two Verb sets of pictures and Cohesive Devices or Signal Words. Alphabet capitals and small letters may be used in multiple ways.

$24.95
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All Done! Bingos - The Ten Best

For All Ages and Grades - Black & White - Reproducible



All Done! Bingos

Wow! It's all done for you! Bingo provides the necessary practice of high frequency vocabulary and develops active receptive listening skills. When the students call out the words, phrases and sentences, the teacher can assess their pronunciation. Extend language use by putting the words in the context as they are called out. The package contains 10 cards for each of the Bingo themes, plus 5 calling cards and instructions. That's $5.00 per set! You can enlarge the sheets for primary grades. We suggest using poker chips, not bingo chips.

Bingo Themes:
School Items; Days, Months, Seasons and Weather Terms; Basic Verbs Set1, Present and Past; Basic Verbs Set 2, Present and Past; Opposites; Hobbies & Sports; Locations; Clothing; Parts of the Body; Summer.

$44.95
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Verbs Only Bingos

Black & White - Reproducible



Verbs Only Bingos

Includes 2 different sets of pictures verbs, plus another set of 2-word verbs. Calling cards are in both the present & past tense.

3 Sets, 10 Cards per Set $19.95
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