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 5th 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.
New Wave English in Practice is a daily practice workbook to develop children’s literacy skills. We used the 5th class book in our class this year. There are 20 questions each day based on the areas of spelling, word study, punctuation and grammar. There is a pupil record sheet that children can use to record their scores. Summary of the 5th Class Book 20 daily questions Focus on spelling, vocabulary and word building (prefixes, suffixes, singular, plural, synonyms, antonyms and homophones.) Confusing words and common errors are repeated to enable children to avoid them in their own writing. There is also a revision section at the end of the book which can be used for class tests. The books challenge children and provide repetition to support children in their learning. They are a steal at €6.99 for the amount of work provided in them. They have improved children’s spelling, punctuation and grammar through daily repetition in our class. The series comes with a series manual which comes free of charge when you adopt the scheme in your school. This manual is invaluable. A must for every booklist!Elaine Joy
The New Wave English in Practice Book has proven to have many benefits for the children in our school. It is a graduated approach to punctuation and grammar. It deals with age appropriate lessons. I have found these to stick with the children better than isolated mini-lessons and this is evident in their written work. The children have the chance the practice each day and are challenged with different examples in the following days. There is a assessment based on each unit at the end. I cannot recommend this book enough.Gail Cashin
This is my first year using English in Practice. I find it to be very easy to follow but very challenging especially at the start of the year. I feel a glossary of terms and some examples would be very beneficial to the pupils. The format and repetitiveness of the exercises has been of great benefit to my class this year.Anne Casey
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