A section wholly devoted to teaching English to pre-school and primary-school children. These pages are packed with ideas, games, lesson plans and other downloadable resources written by our experts with young learners in mind. You will find resources for listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as informative articles on young learner development.
For more Young Learner resources, why not visit the brand-new Macmillan Young Learners website? You will find all your Macmillan pre-primary and primary courses here, for British and American English, and there are dedicated resource websites for each course which are packed with sample worksheets, audio and video for you to download and try in class.
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Science Museum Experiments
Students complete exercises on related vocabulary, sentence order and where to use the infinitive / gerund, and design a poster. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.
In this experiment, pupils observe how dirty water can become clean using a few simple pieces of equipment. Students complete gap-fill exercises to practise related vocabulary and identify mistakes in a series of images relating to the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.
Baby animals is a cute, fun and friendly Top Trumps game with text adapted by Carol Read for primary and lower secondary children learning English. You can download the full pack of cards in our special cut-out-and-keep format now and take a look at FOUR accompanying lesson plans by Carol Read, designed to fully exploit the classroom and language potential of the cards.
Top Trumps is much more than an exciting card game: teachers all over the world use Top Trumps to develop children’s numeracy and literacy. It’s packed with language learning opportunities for EFL or ESL students as children absorb the facts and figures on their cards and compare and contrast the categories. Once your young learners start playing Top Trumps, we guarantee they won’t be able to stop!
Build up learners’ language skills and knowledge with Carol Read’s colourful resources
The Amazing world of food, by Carol Read, is a project for Young Learners designed to simultaneously build up learners’ language skills and knowledge of food. The project is divided into six lessons and leads to a final outcome of children creating a group e-zine/magazine with the title ‘Amazing world of food’.
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The Onestopenglish Phonics series for young learners, by Rachel Finnie, will provide teachers with comprehensive support for their phonics teaching, including tips for structuring phonics lessons, as well as teacher's notes, worksheets, audio and flashcards to use in class.
Stories, poems and drama are a great way to engage your Young Learners in the classroom. This section includes a series of lesson plans based on original stories and poems from the Selections anthology, and advice from Carol Read on how to integrate storytelling and drama into your language lessons.
A section featuring a host of downloadable games and topic-based lesson ideas perfect for your Young Learners.
A section containing a wealth of tips and lesson ideas for teaching the skills. Check out our experts' advice on beginning to teach reading, writing and vocabulary and choose from our archive of songs to download and use in class.
This lively section contains a variety of arts and crafts lesson plans and creative ideas to use with young learners.
A bank of almost 400 downloadable flashcards covering over 40 lexical groups.
Our Young Learner experts give advice on classroom management and children's development.