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Targeted Language Skills


1. The English Starter Kit
2. The Stickman Reader
3. Reproducible Mini-Books
4. Audio-Lingual Verb Workbook
5. Primary Verbs
6. Within the Classroom
7. Reproducible Mini-Readers Set 1
8. Reproducible Mini-Readers Set 2
9. Jimmy's Frog
10. Prepositions Made Easy
11. Collections
12. Spring Is Here!
13. Summer
14. Language Buddies
15. Curriculum Speak
16. Talk and Learn NEW


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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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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Audio-Lingual Verb Workbook

Hear-Speak-Read-Write, Basic Verbs, Vocabulary and Literacy



Audio-Lingual Verb Workbook

This reproducible book introduces 48 verbs. Each page illustrates a present tense verb, followed by 10 simple sentences plus space for students to write their own ideas. The teacher identifies the verb picture, reads each entence with intonation, and has the students repeat it. This is a best-practice activity based on supported, shared-reading and say-hear-speak (audio-lingual) methodology. Then re-reading/review creates opportunities to introduce concepts of punctuation, phonetics, tense and grammar skills. Ideal for junior grade ESL beginners, primary readers or special needs literacy.

$24.95
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Primary Verbs



Primary Verbs

2003 research stated students from non-English speaking homes are not as ready for grade 1 skills. "Primary Verbs" has a multitude of ideas and activities to introduce and to practise essential verbs. This reproducible kit includes ready-to-go bulletin board visuals, matching exercises, and lots of ideas to teach verbs to your students. You could also make student picture readers, a class big book, over-write and under-write cards.

$26.95
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Within the Classroom:
Irregular Past Tense Verbs



Within the Classroom

By grade 5 we expect more from students both cognitively and in maturation. Therefore the verbs used in texts and for assessment purposes become more abstract and difficult for language learners to comprehend. This reproducible book is designed to develop knowledge and fluency of verb vocabulary and past tenses. It offers step by step, multiple activities for practising speech, reading and writing. This is a great resource for integrated ESL as well as for regular students.

$26.95
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Reproducible Readers Set 1

Basic Language and Literacy



Reproducible Readers #1

The Family, School Words, School Verbs, In the Gym, The Weather, What's Your Job?, Opposites, Rhymes, Don't!, The Zoo, The Forest, Where?, Packing Clothes, Numbers

14 Little Readers $44.95
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Reproducible Readers Set 2

Past Tenses and Missed Skills



Reproducible Readers #2

What Do You Like to Do?, Where Did You Go?, Holiday Plans, The Fire, Compound Words, Homonyms, What Did You Do on the Weekend?, Where's Your Homework?, More Excuses, Who's Better?, The Best, What's the Matter?, The Year & Special Days, What Did You Do at School Today?

14 Little Readers $44.95
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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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Prepositions Made Easy

A Fun and Easy Grammar Unit



Prepositions Made Easy

This fun and easy reproducible grammar is great for any class. Activities for introducing basic preposition vocabulary include chart work, booklets, a guide sheet for students and translation, drawing, identifying prepositions in sentences, following directions and listening skills. Following that, this active-learning unit presents art, song and movement activities to review and consolidate learning. More challenging and reproducible worksheets include spelling lists, new prepositions, prepositions that tell "when" and prepositional phrase activities. Real language! Real fun! Real easy! Reproducible book.

$14.95
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Collections:
Reproducible ESL Activities



Collections

This collection of language and literacy activities addresses "missed skills" that students should know - but often do not. Perhaps the ESL students were learning Basic English when these skills were taught. The activities include a variety of book reports, multiple grammar activities with a marketing rubric, a short vowels booklet, rhyme, cohesive devices, homonyms, reading and speaking activities.

$39.95
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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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Summer

Activities to Develop Concepts, Vocabulary, Fluency and Literacy



Summer

"Summer" is an integrated skills unit. Students will learn the language and concepts of summer through: Extensive Vocabulary Building Exercises, Sentence Writing, Grammar - Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Prepositions, Medial Sounds (ay/ai, ea, or), Rhyming Words, Compound Words, Syllables, Homonyms, Spelling Assignments, Reading Comprehension, Expressing Likes & Dislikes, Forms of Politeness, Graphing, Surveys etc. Whew! Reproducible.

$24.95
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Language Buddies:
Supporting Language and Literacy in Schools



Language Buddies

Take a gargantuan step up from reading buddies and you will get some idea of the scope of the new "Language Buddies" program. Developed for schools with over 30% ESL clientele, this wonderful, reproducible resource is geared for a "whole school approach" to improving language and literacy across all grades and for improving supports and training in TESL for teachers.

Interactive activities in "Language Buddies" improve fluency, vocabulary and literacy skills for both ESL and non-ESL students alike. In "Language Buddies" an older student conducts an activity with 3 or 4 younger learners. Talking is essential to the task. Teachers can prescribe activities for language learning, skill remediation, or content consolidation. Tracking sheets may be used to provide reporting data. This resource is a must-have for schools with integrated language learners. Great for teacher training too!

$34.95
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Curriculum Speak:
English Speaking for Academic Literacy



Curriculum Speak

Here it is! The Ultimate Teacher's Resource to lead students through speaking activities whcih improve their language proficiency in conttent comprehension, classroom tasks, written assignments, tests and assesssment. Ideas in this resource cross over grades and Curriculum subjects. This reproducible reference makes it all so easy.

Contains loads of reproducible "talk" activities that work for all your students, not just English Language Learners. The book informs teachers about 'Language Conscious Teaching'(LCT). This enables teachers to identify types of difficulties ELL might experience with regular content instruction, and to employ more appropriate and effective learning strategies that will benefit all students.

"If we expect kids to write about what they're learning, they had better learn how to pronounce the new words and how to talk about the topic in a way that makes sense."

Mary Meyers

$39.95
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Talk and Learn

Academic Verb Concepts, Gr. 4-12 for Mixed Level Classes, High Basic ELL and beyond



Talk and Learn

Lesson guides, reproducible English charts and follow-up activities to develop Academic and Test Verb Concepts. This resource was designed for junior grades and up with a focus on speaking and doing. Lesson charts need to be as posters.

Useful as study skills, test preparation and Cognitive Academic Language Learning (CALL).

$24.95
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