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Serious Fun in English Book 1 - 9780170448826
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Serious Fun in English Book 1

By | Copyright Year:2020 | ISBN-13: 9780170448826

Publishing:16/12/2019
Serious Fun in English is primarily written as a supplementary English skills workbook filled with short, student-centred activities which focus on learning core skills and using vocab, language and punctuation skills as well as activities which draw upon comprehension skills.

Each of the sections focuses on a particular skill (such as close reading or making connections) and has a wide range of activities: puzzles, spelling activities, word finds, punctuation activities, crosswords and dictionary skills as well as opportunities for original art and original stories via scaffolding. The level of difficulty of the tasks in each section range from very simple/straightforward all the way through to challenging/extension. A lot of the vocab used in the tasks comes from the first 1000 words of the Academic Word list.

Students can work through the book on their own, via set class work but the book can also be used as in-class study as there is opportunity for teachers to extend on the tasks included as there is scope for pair and group work to enhance the learning and enjoyment.

CONTENTS

Note to teachers & students
1 Ko wai au? Who am I? Identity
2 Our Beginnings – creation stories
3 Fairy Tales
4 I have something to say – the language of opinion and persuasion
5 Feeling Frightened – learning about the codes and conventions of horror stories
Glossary
Answers
Index

FEATURES

The five sections are each based around an overarching theme and the vocabulary used in the activities has been selected to compliment that theme:

1. Ko wai au? Who am I? Identity Looks at name, place in the world, pepeha, visual image and poetry writing based on scaffolding and modelling.

2. Our Beginnings – creation stories Includes a poem analysis, learning about tone, making connections.

3. Fairy Tales Looks at codes and conventions; comparisons between Fairy Tales, Fables, and Nursery Rhymes; close study work comparing two versions of a famous fairy tale; learning about different perspectives in narrative.

4. I have something to say – the language of opinion and persuasion Looks closer at the language in letters of complaint, for example, and the way visual images are used to promote an idea.

5. Feeling Frightened – learning about the codes and conventions of horror stories Through close reading a well-known ‘horror story’, students are given a chance to analyse how the story ‘works’ as a horror. Students are guided to create their own horror story as well as reading an exemplar of one which follows the same guide.

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