Simple Writing Activities (book)‏‎

Teaching Materials

Author:Jill Hadfield; Charles Hadfield
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Details:Paperback; 72 pages; Pub. 2001

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.

This book is part of the Oxford Basics series featuring Simple Listening Activities, Simple Speaking Activities, Simple Reading 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.

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