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UFR’s English teaching and learning resources are focused on listening, reading and viewing, and speaking, writing and creating. The UFR English collection also includes a comprehensive Shakespeare series. These supplementary materials are photocopiable and written by teachers for teachers. Activities are challenging and innovative and can be used flexibly with individual students for independent learning or for group work.
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Teacher Ruth Mitchell's latest resource is a must for teachers working with learners who are new to the English language. Ruth has developed these activities for her own ESOL students to promote their oral language skills. Students are taken through games, structured conversations and engaging language activities that they can practice with each other and at home. Blend with your own programme.

This is a collection of activities that help to promote oral language in older learners who are very new to English. Students are taken through games, structured conversations and engaging language activities that they can practice with each other and at

Using active learning methods ‘Getting Started in Reading’ focuses on teaching early reading skills and uses 20 basic emergent words from Levels 1-3, PM Readers. A brilliant programme for students who have difficulty in beginning the reading process, who are slow to progress, who have short attention spans, and who are learning English as a second language.

‘Getting Started in Reading’ uses an active learning method and targets early reading skills. Uses 20 basic emergent words from Levels PM Readers.

Jenny Dove's best seller - English Writing Skills aims to help teachers provide scaffolding tasks, exemplars and step-by-step guidelines for  students who need support with writing texts. Also suitable for ESOL students. Numerous photocopiable activities help students develop the skills they need to write a range of essays, prepared speeches, pamphlets.

This resource aims to help teachers provide scaffolding tasks and step-by-step guidelines for those students struggling to understand concepts and procedures in English literacy. The many photocopiable activities are designed to give students the skills t

Following the success of his Thinking Shakespeare series, author Jeff Lilly brings the same reflective guided reading approach to three popularly studied novels. Based on Bloom's Taxonomy students work with text to: remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create.

Thinking Literature - John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Teacher Louise Eglesfield brings her 20 years of successful writing teaching experience into this brand new release: Recipes for Writing - Reports, Instructions, and Explanations. Packed with great little frameworks this resource will scaffold juniors into experiencing success and confidence in their writing.

Based on 20 years of successful writing teaching, this literacy resource sets out ways to create simple formulas for juniors that become the ‘recipes’ for writing a particular genre. The component parts of the ‘recipe’ become the ‘ingredients’. Each ‘reci

Teacher Hayley Dennis-Wolf's brand new release The Inquiry Journey equips students with a range of tools and strategies that support their inquiries and encourage critical thinking. The flexible theme-based units in this new bestseller are designed for students to work independently, in pairs or in groups. Inquiry themes cover journeys to: the rocky shore, space, the castle, and the rainforest.

This resource focuses on the role of thinking and inquiry skills, and aims to promote more meaningful student-centred learning. Its thematic-based activities will encourage students to question, think deeply, and are designed for students to work independ

By teacher Selma Owbridge - Read and Respond contains a wide range of engaging activities that support independent and reciprocal reading. The activities can be photocopied, laminated, and made available for readers during library time or reading in the classroom.  Activities help readers to look more closely at texts and encourage them to respond to what they are reading in a variety of creative and personalised ways.

By teacher Selma Owbridge, Read and Respond contains a wide range of engaging activities that support independent and reciprocal reading. The activities can be photocopied, laminated, and made available for readers during library time or reading in the cl

Rachel Goodchild's Let's Learn Letters is packed with a wide range of creative and purposeful activities for all letters of the alphabet, across a range of learning areas. Each letter comes with a cross curricular overview and five supporting activities: an animal template with an original poem; a creative fine motor skills activity; a recipe; and a technology challenge. Great for new entrants who have very little experience with letters when they arrive at school, and new learners of…

This photocopiable book provides a range of creative and meaningful alphabet activities for all letters of the alphabet across a range of learning areas. Each letter comes with five supporting pages - a cross curricular overview; an animal templa

Developed by author and educator Betty Chamberlain this resource is a collection of songs and activities that will enhance the learning of literacy skills for emergent readers and writers. With nine units and a song for each unit, the resource provides effective kinesthetic learning techniques and adds a fun point of difference to your literacy programme.

Sing your way to reading & writing is a book and CD toolkit packed with songs and activities to enhance the teaching of reading and writing with students at a primary age group. There are 9 units, each consists of a song and instructions to use the song.

Best selling author Peter Clutterbuck's Spelling Toolkit is a two-book series containing range of strategies and approaches for teaching spelling. The series includes fun spelling challenges and games for learners as well as guidance for teachers. Answers, assessment activities and student spelling profile tools for all activities are provided.

This two-book toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will provide teachers with a range of strategies for teaching spelling. A range of approaches are used, and with this in mind the toolkit includes a variety of spelling challenges and knowledge which

Teacher Sarah Nightingale's best selling title is packed with comprehension activities that encourage a hands-on approach to engaging with texts. Get your students drawing, cutting, pasting, manipulating and physically organising their responses to texts in ways that promote their understanding. Over 20 activities in 64 photocopiable pages.

Active Comprehension is a collection of comprehension activities that encourages a hands-on approach to engaging with texts. As the name implies, the activities get students doing; drawing, cutting, pasting, manipulating and physically organising their re

This innovative, photocopiable resource forms a great introduction for juniors to Shakespeare and his plays. Getting to Know Shakespeare is packed with activities that provide tasters of the language, humour, characters and excitement of the plays, and sets the stage for getting to grips with his plays.

At school, many of us can recall slogging through a seemingly impenetrable Shakespearian play! Students shouldn’t have to have bad experiences when they work with Shakespearian texts. Often it is difficult for students to retain their interest and focus

Teacher Annette Meyer's  Linking the Learning - Traditional Stories takes integrated planning approach with 8 units based around some  favourite traditional stories for young learners: The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Teacher Annette Meyer's Linking the Learning - Traditional Stories takes integrated planning approach with 8 units based around some favourite traditional stories for young learners: The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

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