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Simple Reading Activities (book)‏‎

Author: Jill Hadfield; Charles Hadfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Details: Paperback; 80 pages; Pub. 1999
ISBN: 0194421732

This book contains 30 activities at elementary level, complete with ideas for boardwork and pictures teachers can copy. All the activities are simple and adaptable. They are particularly well-suited to teachers who teach privately and have few resources apart from a board, paper, and pens.

The book sets out clearly the steps needed to teach the lessons. Good ideas can be quickly found without poring over long wordy chapters for the appropriate area of language learning.

This book is part of the Oxford Basics series featuring Simple Writing Activities, Simple Speaking Activities, Simple Listening Activities. Each book focuses on a different skill and all four together complement each other.

The books are organized into 30 useful topic areas:

1 Greetings and introductions; 2 The alphabet; 3 Numbers; 4 Telling the time; 5 Personal information;

6 Countries; 7 Nationalities; 8 Locating objects; 9 Feelings; 10 Families

11 Colours; 12 Shapes; 13 Parts of the body; 14 Describing people; 15 Clothes

16 Rooms; 17 Furniture; 18 In town; 19 Directions; 20 In the market;

21 Shopping; 22 Food and drink; 23 Leisure activities; 24 Daily routines; 25 Jobs;

26 Housework; 27 Abilities; 28 Rules; 29 Describing actions 1; 30 Describing actions 2

Each book has the same format with units clearly laid out in the form of an actual lesson plan giving ideas for activities, checking comprehension, pronunciation points and follow-up activities. They have easy to copy pictures and a variety of exercises for each unit.

A useful book for the newly qualified teacher working with elementary learners.

External Links

Simple Reading Activities (amazon.com)

Simple Reading Activities (amazon.co.uk)

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