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  • Brainwave is a truly blended learning solution with a rich variety of print and digital components.
  • A content and media-rich technology pack for the teacher includes page faithful interactive books.
  • Newly developed strands of ESL content challenge children with literacy development, lines of enquiry and differentiated instructions.
  • The online homework zone for students contains reading mazes, language games and child-focused listening material, as well as a customizable gradebook.
  • A strong CLIL content strand is further enhanced with supporting videos, simulations and projectable posters.
  • An online professional development suite provides teachers with practical methodology modules and webinars by recognized ELT experts.
  • A comprehensive assessment program includes progress journals for the student, a test compiler, and Transition Packs for each level, with diagnostic tests and an assessment checklist.
Unit objectives show the areas covered, to encourage children to take an active role in their learning.
Questions and personalization at the beginning of each unit activate children’s passive knowledge and generate interest in the topic.
A Thinking Point opens up the lines of enquiry strand that continues throughout each unit.
Clear links to other subject areas and transversal themes are provided, giving children an opportunity to learn about their world in English.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of competencies in every lesson.
Reading strategies are developed throughout, enabling children to access texts and motivating them.
Transferrable reading strategies instill good practice, helping children become good readers outside the classroom.
Each Student Book page has a corresponding Language Activity Book page which is clearly signposted. Both books work together in every class.
The Language Activity Book works together with the Student Book to introduce or consolidate learning of the key language and skills in each lesson.
Grammar on the Brain boxes, in the Language Activity Book, present grammar inductively.
The Homeschool Connection feature encourages children to notice things outside of their classroom. This often involves children drawing a picture, with a small amount of writing.
Setting unit objectives and exploring them with children, gives them a clear idea of what to expect and what is expected of them
Each unit in earlier levels opens with a song, to introduce the topic in a fun, motivating way.
A fun Treasure Hunt at the beginning of each unit activates children's passive knowledge and generates interest in the topic.
Each Thinking Point encourages exploration of unit themes. These are developed further throughout the unit.
In lessons 2-3 (and 6-7), new vocabulary and language structures are introduced. They are formally presented in the LAB.
Each Student Book page has a corresponding Language Activity Book page, which is clearly signposted. Both books work together in every class.
There are clear references for teachers of the content areas being studied.
Activities are personalized, making the language focus relevant to children's lives.
The Guess What! feature provides an extension into real life. It helps children make educated guesses and develop their knowledge, and always relates to the the topic focus.
CLIL pages link to other subject areas in the curriculum and give children the opportunity to learn more about their world in English.
Create lessons develop children's creative thinking skills. They include a clear list of materials to make preparation easy.
Reading texts are supported with clear models on the audio.
A focus on reading skills provides stepping stones for children when approaching different texts. They learn to apply different strategies to achieve different outcomes.
A Skill Builder section for every reading lesson introduces children to reading strategies, enabling them to access texts more quickly and encouraging them to read on.
Sounds Like English lessons cover phonics and pronunciation.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of competencies in every lesson.
New sounds are presented through fun characters who run throughout the Sounds Like English pages.
A Review page at the end of each unit provides further practice and consolidation.
The Talking Point allows children to personalize what they have learnt about the topic, expressing their feelings or connecting the topic to a particular experience in their life.
Assessment pages can be found at the end of the Student Book and the Language Activity Book, and are completed after every other unit to help consolidate, refresh and measure each child's progress.
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