Methods for Kids - Primary

American English

Series: Bounce Now

Author: J. Kniveton & A. Llanas

 

Components for the student

1- The Students Book Pack

  • 9 main units, which fit neatly into a nine month academic year.
  • Each unit provides 8 complete lessons.
  • Student’s Books 1 to 6 also contain an additional 3 Home Study pages per unit at the back of the book.

2- Student’s Multi-ROM (Packaged with Students Book)

  • Full student audio from the series.
  • Fully interactive CD-ROM section for additional vocabulary and spelling / writing practice and consolidation.
  • Spelling and dictation activities are delivered in a variety of fun game engines.

3- Activity Resource Pack (Packaged with Student’s Book)

  • Black Line Master activity sheets and Song Activity Sheets.
  • Song Activity Sheets will provide simplified instructions in English to replace the Spanish instructions, and will be there for teacher reference.

Note: Starter Level Student’s Book

There is no writing or reading in the Starter level and the SB pages are purely visual

 

 

Components for the teacher

1- Large format Big Book Builders

  • (Big Books) (x 3, full color, one Big Book per 2 levels).
  • A large illustrated Big Book Builder spread for every unit of each Student’s Book (9 per level).
  • Guidelines on how to use a picture dictionary and poster artwork in the introduction of the Teacher’s Books.
  • Topic specific activities, such as simple dialogue drills to improve communication.
  • Fun chants called Bounce Beats to improve pronunciation.
  • Games and activities to stimulate memory and consolidate learning.

2- Teacher’s Edition

  • Integrated answers.
  • English and Spanish versions available.
  • Step-by-step guidance on how and when to use the Student and Teacher components.
  • Information on what language and learning competencies are being developed in each unit, in line with international standards.
  • The Starter TE will be English and includes an Evaluation Section (as there is no separate Assessment Pack).

3- Teacher’s Multi-ROM (x 7, packaged separately).

  • A full projectable version of the SB pages with interactive tools and click-on answers.
  • Full Class Audio files for all of the listening activities in the Student’s Book, which can be played on CD players as well as computers.
  • The Big Book Builders (Big Books) as projectable PDFs with interactive functionality.

4- Assessment Pack  (x 1 for all 6 levels, photocopiable, 72 pp)

  • Photocopiable Unit Tests drawn from the existing Bounce Teacher’s Editions.
  • Test answers, and information about how and when to evaluate children’s progress.
  • Tests will be delivered in a single volume pack for the whole series and will be photocopiable.

5- Methodology

  • The syllabus and methodology is designed for average English teachers (who have often received little training beyond a general teaching diploma).
  • Conventional approach but still lively and fun.
  • Adopts a (PPP) methodology which is transparent and extremely easy to follow.
  • Easy introduction to learning competencies through the Teacher’s Edition.

 

Components for the student:

1- Student Book with integrated Home Study Worksheets

  • Student’s Books integrate the Homework Book pages to create a single volume Student’s Book.
  • Integrated Home Study Worksheets which can be used as extension practice in the classroom or as homework to reinforce language.

2- Student’s Multi-ROM

  • Full student audio from the original series, plus the audio from the Big Book Builder.
  • Fully interactive Spelling and Writing CD-ROM section for additional vocabulary and spelling / writing practice and consolidation.
  • Spelling and Dictation activities are delivered in a variety of fun game engines.
  • The Starter level Student’s Multi-Rom reflects the objectives of the Starter SB and practice listening.
  • There is no reading or writing at Starter level.
  • Interactive interface with information for parents (in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese), as well as the section for students.

3-  Activity Resource Book

  • Black Line Master activity sheets and the Song Activity Sheets corresponding to each level.
  • Song Activity Sheets provide simplified instructions in English to replace the Spanish instructions, and are there for teacher reference.
  • The BLMs for the Starter level are at the back of the Student’s Book.

4- Large format Big Book Builder 

  • The beautiful artwork used in the Bounce posters and the Talk about... lessons has been reformatted and incorporated into large format Big Book Builders.
  • The concept is to provide “poster” material in an original and more manageable format, incorporating a picture dictionary and further activities for language development.
  • There are general guidelines on how to use a picture dictionary and poster artwork in the introduction of the Teacher’s Edition providing topic specific activities, such as simple dialogue drills to improve communication skills, fun chants called Bounce Beats to improve pronunciation, games and activities to stimulate memory and consolidate learning.
  • The Big Book Builder for the Starter level has 9 stories told through pictures and audio. It uses a variety of stunning artwork styles and a join-in audio feature designed to encourage the children to participate in the narrative.

6- Teacher’s Edition

  • The Teacher’s edition continues to be interleaved and there is an English language version as well as a Spanish version.
  • The Starter level TE will only be available in English.
  • Step-by-step guidance on how and when to use the student and teacher components.
  • Information on what language and learning competencies are being developed in each unit, in line with international standards.

7- Teacher’s Multi-ROM

  • Fully projectable IWB version of the SB pages with in-built answers, zoom in, integrated audio, typing functionality for student’s answers, erase, underline, highlight, block out and scroll down functions.
  • Full class audio files for all of the listening activities in the Student’s Book and Big Book Builder.

8- Assessment Pack

  • Photocopiable Unit Tests drawn from the existing Bounce Teacher’s Editions, test answers, and information about how and when to evaluate children’s progress.
  • Tests are delivered in a single volume pack for the whole series and are photocopiable. The Evaluations for the Starter level are in the Teacher Edition.

British English

Series: Big English

Author: Mario Herrera & Christopher Sol Cruz 

 

Big English gives you the most complete English course combined with the very best of technology. It gives you everything you need for your lessons so that you have time to focus on what you do best - teach.

  • Big English is perfect for a well-balanced approach to teaching English. Ready-made Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) lessons and those all important 21st Century Skills help you to challenge students to be creative, think critically and collaborate.
  • Big English is the only primary level course that uses ground-breaking Assessment for Learning techniques. These techniques help you pinpoint where students need help. It's a great way to get students more involved in the learning process to become more effective learners.
  • Big English takes the pain out of preparing for your class as it gives you all the materials you need to run each lesson. Track individual student progress so you can personalise your teaching for them.
  • Big English is the first primary programme to integrate with MyEnglishLab, which includes fun games, videos and puzzles that are great at capturing the attention of energetic young learners. Personalise tests and assessments for each student and check their progress quickly and easily.

American English

 

Hats On Top builds on the success of Hats On, giving pre-school learners even more opportunity to explore the world around them.

This digitally enhanced edition comes with new digital components for both teachers and students, and a new Nursery level to introduce English to the very youngest learners.

 

About Nursery Level
Exposes very young children to simple English through structured play.

Hats On Top Nursery Level exposes very young children to simple English through playful activities, songs, rhymes, and hands-on exploration.

It is children’s first step in English language learning, which can then be built on as they progress through Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Nursery Level Components:

  • Student Book with Take Home CD
  • Teacher’s Edition
  • Class Audio 
  • Big Book

Plus:

  • Hats On Top Teacher Resource Website
  • Hats On Top Finger Puppets


About Level 1
Integrates real-world content learning with English language and literacy

Hats On Top Level 1 develops children’s early print and phonemic awareness, and promotes the learning of English through all content areas.

While exploring each unit theme and developing English language skills, children simultaneously develop science, math, social studies, art, and physical development skills.

Level 1 Components:

  • Student Book with Discovery Disc
  • Activity Book
  • Teacher’s Edition
  • Interactive Classroom Pack with CD-ROM and Class Audio
  • Big Book
  • Early Letters and Early Numbers

Plus:

  • Hats On Top Teacher Resource Website
  • Hats On Top Finger Puppets
  • Hats On Top Concept Mats
  • Macmillan Early Learners Photo Cards

 

 

About Level 2

Provides practice and independent exploration of new language and concepts. 

Hats On Top Level 2 develops children’s early print and phonemic awareness, and promotes the learning of English through all content areas.

While exploring each unit theme and developing English language skills, children simultaneously develop science, math, social studies, art, and physical development skills.

Level 2 Components:

  • Student Book with Discovery Disc
  • Activity Book
  • Teacher’s Edition
  • Interactive Classroom Pack with CD-ROM and Class Audio
  • Big Book
  • Early Letters and Early Numbers

Plus:

  • Hats On Top Teacher Resource Website
  • Hats On Top Finger Puppets
  • Hats On Top Concept Mats
  • Macmillan Early Learners Photo Cards


About Level 3
Develops key knowledge and skills to prepare children for school.

Hats On Top Level 3 develops children’s early print and phonemic awareness, while they learn English through different content areas.

While exploring each unit theme and developing English language skills, children also develop science, math, social studies, art, and physical development skills to help prepare them for the transition to primary school.

Level 3 Components:

  • Student Book with Discovery Disc
  • Activity Book
  • Teacher’s Edition
  • Interactive Classroom Pack with CD-ROM and Class Audio
  • Big Book
  • Early Letters and Early Numbers

Plus:

  • Hats On Top Teacher Resource Website
  • Hats On Top Finger Puppets
  • Hats On Top Concept Mats
  • Macmillan Early Learners Photo Cards

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