Author(s): Michaela Blackledge
Passwords to English is an innovative English course for students aged 11-14. Many students without specific special needs underattain in English, with problems caused by lack of motivation, lack of interest, or more general ability problems. Passwords to English provides bright, motivating materials focusing on the basics of the curriculum to help students catch up and achieve at an average or above level. Critical for many students is their preferred style of learning, and Passwords to English includes materials for visual, audio and kinaesthetic learners. It covers all text types required by the Framework for Teaching English, offering texts expecially chosen to be of interest to even the most reluctant student, and targets those objectives identified by the government as critical indicators of success. It offers clearly structured lessons, building from short activities to extended tasks. Key literary and grammar terms are explained clearly in handy Passwords panels on the page, and an appealing and varied visual presentation of information and tasks - including many specially commissioned cartoons - will help with motivation.
Teacher's Book: a practical guide to using Passwords to English 1, the full colour students' book. For every unit in the students' book, it provides: * a summary of aims and objectives * a page of short, lively 'lesson starter' type activities in a range of learning styles including visual, audio, and kinaesthetic * an easy to use 'walk through the unit' with suggestions for intervention where needed * annotated copies of texts used in the students' book, a handy reference to language and grammatical features * a CD of resource sheets for support, extension, additional activities etc., all fully customizable word files * also on the CD, answers to all questions in the students' book to aid assessment. The Teacher's Book will enable teachers to plan, deliver, and assess lessons using Passwords to English 1 with a minimum of preparation time. Ideal for all teachers, including the less experienced and non-subject specialists. Passwords to English e-Resource Pack 1 contains: * 1 x Passwords to English Teacher's Book (& CD) 1 * 15 x Passwords to English Students' Book 1