In the last two posts, I talked about Stories For Young Readers and the Phonics & Spelling series from Kinney Brothers Publishing. In this post, I’ll focus on supplementary materials and provide links for a closer look at each resource.
A solid textbook series is worth its weight in gold. On the other hand, no textbook can give you everything you need in the classroom. Classes are as different as the students who come to study. Differentiation, age levels, extra and special activities, homework, and assessments are some of the myriad ways supplementary materials serve a teacher in the classroom. Personal and school libraries should have resources that are congruent in content and readily available to meet the dynamic needs of your curriculum.
You’ll find an abundance of supplementary materials that work in tandem with our textbook series. They are available as digital download files in our online store, Donald’s English Classroom, or as printed textbooks from Kinney Brothers Publishing.
Phonics Challenge, Book 1, drills young ESL students in identifying and spelling three-letter (CVC) words through basic exercises, puzzles, and games. Phonics Challenge, Book 2, offers worksheets for identifying and spelling silent ‘e’ (CVCe) words. Each textbook works with a base vocabulary of 80 words. With review pages, game boards, reading, and writing exercises, The two-book Phonics Challenge series will give your students hours of engaging and enjoyable English practice. Check out the previews for Book 1 and Book 2!
Easy Sight Words 1, 2, & 3 drill students in a vocabulary of twenty-five sight words in each textbook. The textbooks offer differentiated exercises for easy writing, word identification, and reading practice. Review pages include primary word building activities, word-order exercises, graphing, word search, game boards, and more! With a focus on contextual language building, the Easy Sight Words series is complementary to any phonics and reading curriculum. Download previews for Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3!
Q&A can be used as a teacher’s resource or as a textbook to provide students with over 200 pages of primary question and answer practice. Students are drilled in basic question forms using do, can, are, is, what, when, how, where, which, and who. The worksheets cover simple present, present continuous, and simple past tenses with language appropriate for beginning ESL students. This is an invaluable resource for every language teacher and school library! Be sure to check out the preview for Q&A!
Clock Work exercises ESL students in the primary skill of reading and understanding analog clocks. Simple, step-by-step worksheets guide students from easy practice to more complex concepts of telling time and language. These basic worksheets are useful for children who are just learning to read clocks thru adults brushing up their language skills. Download the preview for Clock Work here!
Cursive Writing! exercises young ESL students in the primary skill of cursive handwriting. Step-by-step lessons lead students from easy ABC practice to writing longer passages. While building students’ dexterity and recognition skills, Cursive Writing! also introduces students to the pleasure of expressive handwriting. Be sure to check out the preview for Cursive Writing!
If you’d like to learn more about all Kinney Brothers Publishing has to offer, please download our catalogues! Peruse the complete lineup of our Global Edition ESL Textbooks or check out our ESL Store right from your desktop! Sign up for our newsletter and download a free CVC I Have/Who Has Activity Set!
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As always, best of luck in your classes!
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