Teacher's Guide for Children Learning English (ESL), Stage 1-3

Teacher's Guide + photocopymaster


Oxford University Press

Product Description

The ORT can be adapted to the needs of young English learners so that they acquire not only reading skills but also the other skills necessary for effective language learning; listening, speaking, writing, spelling and grammar. 

This flexible new guide provides clear and detailed teaching notes, catering for the needs of teachers in a wide range of teaching situations.

Photocopy masters save valuable preparation time and include word and picture cards for all 24 stories in this guide. Teaching activities provide for whole class teaching and groupwork. The worksheets can be adapted to support children learning at different levels in the same class.

Photocopiable resources and word banks save time in preparing class displays.


Clear charts with learning outcomes for each story enable systematic assessment.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Re-enactment of the stories
  • Functional language in the present tense so children can express their needs and talk about themselves
  • Narrative language in the past so children can talk about their experiences 
  • Word acquisition that is meaningful and relevant to their lives and experience
  • Strategies for reading; word recognition, initial letters, rhyme, final letters, segmenting, using pictures and knowledge of the story
  • Writing activities including sentence construction, sentence frames, book making and spelling activities
  • Simple grammar presented in the context of the story language


Detailed teaching notes for 24 stories from stages 1, 1+, 2 and 3 that include:

  • A Teacher Reading of the story, appropriate for second language learners 
  • Roleplays for re-enacting the stories
  • Suggestions for adapting the worksheets to support children learning at different levels in the same class
  • Phonics level work supporting vocabulary acquisition and built in vocabulary recycling
  • Spelling activities and grammar work

Photocopiable sheets including:

  • Word and picture cards for all the stories in this guide
  • Photocopy masters for each story including worksheets and playing cards 
  • Bingo boards for recycling high frequency words at each stage.

Teaching resources:

  • A bank of activities with clear instructions, at the levels of Text, Sentence, Word recognition, and Phonics and Vocabulary
  • Word and picture cards for teaching the language of instruction, the aim being to support independent working in young learners of English.
HK$ 480.00