User Friendly Resources is an educational publisher based in New Zealand. The publisher specialises in creating and developing high-quality supplementary curriculum and teacher support materials. They are designed with diverse learners in mind and provide engaging and innovative ideas to supplement teaching programmes.

Outside the Box Learning Resources began collaborating with User Friendly Resources in 2008 and have continued to offer their superb publicatios since then to educators in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

75 Positive Behaviour Activities

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This book contains practical and easy to implement strategies and ideas that can be mixed and matched according to individual student needs or classroom situations.

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Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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The aim of this topical resource is to provide teachers of senior primary and junior secondary students with material about “saving the environment” in a practical way, suitable for the students to actually use.

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Active Comprehension

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Active Comprehension is a collection of comprehension activities that encourages a hands-on approach to engaging with texts.

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Advanced Research Skills

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This follow-up by Naomi Roche to her popular resource ‘Research Wise’ is designed to teach students progressive research skills they can take to the “real” world.

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Art Eyes

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Atlas Challenges

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The first section of this resource covers essential background terms and skills related to atlas maps. This is followed by questions and activities related to aspects of the whole world.

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Awesome Atlas Activities

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Awesome Atlas Activities provides engaging high interest challenges, quizzes and puzzles that support students in using the atlas.

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Awesome Auditory Activities

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This book is composed of over twenty detailed, varied and easy-to-use exercises designed to improve auditory memory skills.

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Beating the Blues!

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Rob Long’s Beating The Blues !is designed to help students to better understand the emotions that can overwhelm them in their teenage years, take ownership and look for ways to resolve their own emotional problems.

Blends Book, The

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The Blends Book is aimed at those children who already have confidence with initial sounds. Each of the consonant blends featured is accompanied by a creative activity and two fun reading activities designed both to consolidate blend recognition and use and to extend children’s knowledge in a stimulating way.

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Book for All Seasons, A

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This practical photocopiable resource provides exciting ideas and activities for early childhood practitioners. It includes display ideas and poems as well as art, language, cultural and physical activities. All the activities in this book have been developed with young children in mind. This resource offers early childhood educators broad themes based around times of the year.

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Brain Benders for Beginners!

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Brain Benders for Beginners! has been developed to enrich higher-order thinking skills in young children and build on their natural excitement for learning. Underpinned by the work of Bloom, Gardner, Dalton and Vygotsky, this lively book has been designed for children who are in their first years of school, although the open-ended nature of most of the problems makes them suitable for use with a wide variety of ages.
There are 30 topics each with 3 types of task:
  1. Sit and Think
  2. Go and Find Out
  3. Make and Create

This resource helps children develop skills in critical and higher-level thinking, inquiry process, communication and presentation.

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Building Resilience

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This comprehensive resource offers a proactive, preventative approach within an educational paradigm that is based on the premise that resilience can be taught and that factors can be altered to facilitate resiliency among at-risk students.

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Classroom Quiz Time

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Classroom Quiz Time is a two-book series containing a wide-ranging array of quizzes designed to develop and assess students’ general and subject-specific knowledge. Choose a single-book option from the dropdown menu to look inside.

Computer Word Puzzles

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The computer-focused puzzles in this photocopiable book are ideal for students who are fascinated by how computers work and have a passion for the hardware aspect of information technology.

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Cool Kids!

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Developed for the first three years of school, Cool Kids provides junior teachers with practical guidance and strategies for ways to work with children on anger issues.

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Creative Frameworks

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Creative Frameworks is a two-book series which focuses on creative thinking, problem-solving and creative writing.

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Darcy the Brave

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This children’s book is a story of bravery and of believing in who you are – Darcy the Brave shows that sometimes to show the greatest courage you need to forget about battling dragons and monsters and face the fears that no one else can see.
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Design and Technology in Process

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This Design and Technology in Process series consists of six comprehensive units of work across two books. Each unit is prefaced by teacher support material, ideas for classroom organisation, equipment notes, starter activities and assessment suggestions. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Developing a Positive Sense of Self

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– Teaching and Learning about Personal Well-Being at Middle Primary Level

The two books in this series are full of ideas and activities that teachers can use to help students feel good about themselves while, at the same time, create a classroom environment where mutual support and caring are an everyday occurrence.

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Digital Pencil, The

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The Digital Pencil describes the emergence and use of one-to-one computing programs within education.

Drama 7-11

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This book is a practical guide to teaching drama and provides a clear and coherent framework together with a theoretical underpinning that will allow teachers to create their own drama lessons from an informed standpoint and maximise their learning potential.

Drama Ideas Bank, The

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This photocopiable resource book provides teachers who are non-specialists with an accessible introduction to using improvisation and mime with students.

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Drama Themes

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Drama Themes is a two-book series focusing on eight high-interest areas that will help students to develop skills in choral dramatisation, communication skills, group participation, movement, interpretation and much more. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE.

Dramatic Events

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Through the use of process drama, students are provided with a safe environment to learn about human behaviour and develop an understanding of how and why people react in particular ways to given situations.
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Dramatic Shorts: An Anthology of Plays

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Written by playwright, Susan Battye, the Dramatic Shorts: An Anthology of Plays series focuses on a collection of short stage plays that can be easily staged in a school or drama club setting. This progressive series is packed with activities that will encourage teenage students of English and Drama to read, present and respond to plays

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Dúcheisteanna Mata

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Is féidir fótachóipeanna a dhéanamh den dá leabhar iontacha seo a fhorbróidh scileanna réitigh fadhbanna agus foghlaim chomhoibríoch daltaí sa tomhas, san uimhreas, sa chéimseata, san ailgéabar agus sa staitistic.

ECE Drama: Are You Invited To Ms. Ladybird’s Afternoon Tea Party?

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This follow-up to Felicity Williams’ previous ECE drama book contains ten splendid drama games, each with its own song on the accompanying CD.
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ECE Drama: Who is Hiding Under The Bridge and are you Afraid to Look?

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These enchanting 15-minute drama games allow children and teachers to visit and explore imaginary worlds, while at the same time providing robust and energetic physical activities as a complement to the existing academic classroom programme.
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English A to Z

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– Language Worksheets to Support Skill-Building

In these two books, English A to Z provides teachers with over 100 self-contained language worksheets that can be used in class or for homework to support language practice and reinforcement.

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Essential Sight Vocabulary

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Each day students learn new words as part of their classroom programme, recognise words from their increasing vocabulary or encounter words that will help them read fluently. This three-book Essential Sight Vocabulary photocopiable series supports these processes by providing high-interest activities with instructions that can be followed quickly and easily.

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Essentially Fit!

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Essentially Fit! is a two-book physical education series providing comprehensive ideas and directions for daily fitness activities that can be used throughout the school.
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Explore Design Make

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This resource contains fun and humorous challenges presenting opportunities for problem-solving, ingenuity, cooperative work, making links and coming up with workable solutions. It aims to introduce children to Design and Technology.

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Fair Play!

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– Classroom Games
Fair Play! Classroom Games is an essential two-book photocopiable resource series for classroom teachers and teacher aides. See also: More Fair Play! (the follow-on series)
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Finding Your Way around Maps

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Find your Way Around Maps contains a wealth of fun and challenging activities that will help your students to become expert map readers!
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Finding your Way with Information

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Finding Your Way With Information is aimed at supporting students to develop and use effective information literacy skills.
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Finding Your Way with……. (English Series)

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The extremely popular ‘Finding Your Way’ series provides students and teachers with activity-based resource books on a number of English topics. The focus in all books is to provide practical, activity-based challenges that encourage problem-solving, independent learning and cooperative work. There are six books in total in the series.

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Getting Started with Reading & Moving on with Reading

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This fabulous two-book beginning reading series is based on basic emergent words from Levels 1-3, PM Readers (Getting Started with Reading) and the most frequently used words from Levels 3-14, PM Readers (Moving on with Reading). Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Handy Worksheets For Busy Teachers

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The Handy Worksheets for Busy Teachers! two-book series for lower primary students contains easy-to-use worksheets that will help establish homework routines and provide reinforcement activities for a range of literacy and numeracy skills.
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Historical Challenges

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These two photocopiable resource books provide information and engaging activity-based challenges that will enable students to develop an understanding of a range of key historical topics, movements and events. Each topic is presented as a question. Choose a single book option below to LOOK INSIDE.

Inspiring Success

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The Inspiring Success! series has been developed as support material for teachers who are working with students on improving self-esteem and motivation as a pathway to improving learning. Choose an individual book to LOOK INSIDE.

Introducing Drama

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This two-book series provides the first steps into drama for young primary school students at the junior and middle primary levels.

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Introducing English for Speakers of Other Languages

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This ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) resource provides both written and oral exercises that are designed to provide natural learning experiences to expand and extend English vocabulary.

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Just Being Me

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Just Being Me is a two book resource series that provides support material for teachers and students in the area of mental health and well-being.

Keep Cool!

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Keep Cool provides teachers with practical guidance and strategies for helping students to understand what anger is, where it comes from and how to deal with it.

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Lift-Off

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Managing Anxiety at School

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This book contains a series of 18 topics that can be used to support students in developing a repertoire of responses for managing feelings of anxiety and fear before they get out of control.

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More Fair Play!

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– Even More Classroom Games

Following the success of the top-selling Fair Play! the series has been expanded to include even more photocopiable games with this new title More Fair Paly – Even More Classroom Games. This follow-on series includes a further forty engaging and purposeful games across two books.
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My Multicultural Classroom

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– Learning About and Understanding our Multicultural Society
My Multicultural Classroom is an essential tool in helping children work through their own belief systems and recognise their classmates from different cultures have something to offer.
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My World

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Quiet Times: A Safety Valve for Student Stress

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Quiet Times will not only get students thinking about what is important to them but will also allow them a welcome chance to recharge and refresh in the midst of busy and often stressful day-to-day classroom learning.

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Quirky Quizzes for Lively Libraries

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Quizzes & Puzzles for use by Teachers in Library Time. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Rainbow of Colour

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Rainbow of Colour is a theme-based resource that provides easy to pick up and use activities.

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Reading Dialogues

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Each book in the Reading Dialogues series contains a series of ‘dialogues’ or short plays which are intended to be read aloud in small groups, and then discussed. The dialogues are tailored to different language levels in both books and are interesting, challenging and above all, fun.

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Science Matters Series

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The Science Matters series provides a wealth of photocopiable stimulating worksheets that will liven up any science lesson. There are two books in the series: The Astronomer Investigator and The Biology Investigator.

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Show Me the Words

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This book provides a supportive narrative programme to students between the ages of 8 to 11+.

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Sing Your Way to Reading & Writing

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The Sing your way to Reading and Writing Kit is comprised of a book and a Digital Companion Page (previously a CD) of songs and activities that enhance the teaching of reading and writing.

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Smart Programme: The Birth to 2 Years Handbook

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This resource is designed to assist practitioners to establish a workable programme for children from birth to 2 years.
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Smart Reading Programme

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This programme for building literacy skills is a ‘What – Why – How’ resource to encourage and develop a love for oral language for stories and games for young children.
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Speak Easy

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This is a collection of activities that help to promote oral language in students who are very new to English.

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Spell Well

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This two-book series will enable teachers to identify spelling difficulties experienced by individual students and then act as a toolkit to guide teachers in the relevant steps needed to assist each learner.
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Studentspeak

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Studentspeak is a New Zealand resource and draws on the stories of 8 teenage international students to provide a basis for a range of ESOL learning activities.

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Super Quick Science

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– Enriching the Science Programme through Puzzles & Quizzes
Super Quick Science is designed to reinforce scientific principles and to extend super quick workers.
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Super Starters

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This two-book photocopiable series from the experienced and popular author Peter Clutterbuck is designed to support teachers in situations where they find themselves having to focus or ‘ground’ students at the start of lessons before meaningful learning can occur.
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Talking In Pictures

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Counselling Techniques for Children and Adolescents who find it Difficulty to Talk

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Teaching Health in the Junior School

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Teaching Health in the Junior School is a flexible two-book resource series intended for use in the first two years of school.
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Teaching Students with ADHD

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This comprehensive photocopiable book provides users with comprehensive in-class support materials for working with students who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Thinking Fitness

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This photocopiable book provides a complete learning module on fitness for Physical Education students.
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Thinking Shakespeare: Using Higher Order Thinking Skills

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The Thinking Shakespeare – Using Higher Order Thinking Skills series is a collection of learning activities that encourages understanding through a logical progression of thinking skills – from remembering who, what, and when, to knowing how and why. This progression is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.

Thinking Themes

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The Thinking Themes Series provides flexible, theme-based activities that support the development of thinking skills.
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What Every Teacher Should Know About Grammar Toolkit

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Following What Every Teacher Should Know About Spelling Toolkit by the same author, this two-book series, What Every Teacher Should Know About Grammar Toolkit, is an in-depth resource that aims to provide teachers with a wide range of strategies for teaching grammar. The series contains hundreds of exercises designed to foster an appreciation of the subject in students.
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What Every Teacher Should Know about Spelling Toolkit

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What Every Teacher Should Know about Spelling Toolkit is a two-book comprehensive photocopiable resource that will provide teachers with a range of strategies for teaching spelling.
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Where I Belong

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Where I Belong is a well-organised resource to promote a sense of belonging for children and their families.

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Word Puzzles for Speakers of Other Languages

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The 50 crosswords and word searches in this photocopiable book provide new speakers of English with opportunities to practise and reinforce new words and phrases.

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Work it Out!

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– Activities to Stimulate Creative Thinking
Get your students working with this two-book series aimed at promoting higher-level thinking skills and creative thinking.
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Writing Frameworks

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– Helping Students to Get to Grips with Writing
The Writing Frameworks series has been designed to assist teachers in their teaching of writing. In two photocopiable books, Writing Frameworks provides easy-to-use prewriting strategies, guides and model writing exemplars across seven writing genres.
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Writing Ideas Bank, The

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– Starters and Strategies for Writing in the Classroom
The Writing Ideas Bank is a mad and funny book about teaching and learning writing. Written in a quick and witty style that will appeal to young writers, it has been designed to give both students and teachers a range of practical (and nutty) writing strategies that will support all writing genres.
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Writing Reports

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Writing Reports will take the grind out of end-of-term or end-of-year report writing.

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Writing Workbook for Speakers of Other Languages

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For many students, presenting their own ideas and discussing issues have not been significant in their first language education. This workbook has been developed to help teachers address this challenge.

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