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New Wave English in Practice: 4th Class
New Wave English in Practice: 4th Class

New Wave English in Practice: 4th Class

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New Wave English in Practice focuses on practice, repetition and revision of English language learning, which in turn will help pupils acquire and strengthen the skills they need to be competent and confident in their use of English.

In this daily practice pupil book for 4th Class, there are questions to answer in the areas of spelling, word study, punctuation and grammar. The 150 days of questions are broken into 15 units of 10 days. Each unit has a focus, which will help pupils to improve their English skills as well as their knowledge about how language works.

    This is my first year using English in Practice and it is an amazing book. It draws attention to grammar as the building blocks of sentences, and language, and focuses on what children need to know in order to understand the nuances of texts rather than prescriptive, repetitive exercises on one topic at a time. We are adding the Mental Maths version next year to help us improve mental maths strategies as part of SSE.

    Alan Ó' Ceallaigh

    I am sure that many teachers out there have used Prim-Ed’s New Wave Mental Maths books. If so, you might be interested in the New Wave English in practice books from Prim-Ed that basically use a very similar approach. The books cover different areas of the English curriculum and are a basic practice book. They start off in 1st Class and run all the way up to 6th Class, again in a similar way to the Mental Maths books. The areas that children can test themselves on are spelling, vocab and grammar. The daily tests are designed for each child to complete in a set amount of time. This approach will suit teachers that enjoy using repetition as a teaching methodology but might not suit the teacher who is more focused on active learning. However, a teacher can pick and choose which areas they would like to focus on as the books are designed using a numbered format as opposed to a “Day one/Monday” format. Pupil record sheets have been included in each book to help children keep note and monitor their own progress by using self-assessment.

    Anseo.net

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