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The English Workbook

Each book in The English Workbook programme focuses on 5 main writing genres:

  • Procedure
  • Recount
  • Exposition (Persuasive)
  • Narratives
  • Reports
There are 10 units of work in each book and each unit deals with 11 main elements:
  • Reading passages written in one of the five writing genre
  • Speaking and listening activities based on the genre. Focusing on activities for the whole class and activities for working in pairs.
  • Analysis of the structure of the writing genre.
  • Reading activities focus on developing comprehension at 3 different levels: reading for information, reading for understanding and application of understanding.
  • Vocabulary activities focus on extending word meaning, word building and activities include dictionary work, antonyms/synonyms, alphabetical order, anagrams, word searches, crosswords and word worms.
  • Grammar activities which focus on parts of speech or punctuation.
  • Spelling pages focus on specific spelling rules e.g. plurals.
  • Writing Framework/Template to guide the children in perfecting the specific genre. This allows the children to be creative and imaginative while still providing the children with a structure needed to enable them write in a genre.
  • Writing activities.
  • Editing and Proofreading activities.
  • Two page assessment of the entire unit.

Teacher Resource Book available for each level and is provided free when a school adopts the programme.

Books in this series: