Delta Publishing Catalogue

Teaching children how to learn

Plan, Do, Review

From the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series.

Authors: Gail Ellis, Nayr Ibrahim

ISBN: 9783125013629

Series:Delta Teacher Development Series

Teaching children how to learn is a groundbreaking book offering Primary language teachers a new and practical methodology based on the importance, now universally recognized in curricula around the world, of teaching children how to learn.

Three distinctive parts take teachers through a step-by-step approach to understanding, implementing and reflecting on learning to learn. It shows how learning to learn can be achieved through a “Plan, Do, Do More, Review and Share” routine.

Teaching children how to learn is a rich Teacher Development resource book, combining theory, practical classroom-ready activities, models for teachers, interactive Teacher Development activities, keys and model answers:

Part A

  • presents the theoretical and methodological concepts of learning to learn
  • elaborates a framework of teaching principles for planning and implementing learning to learn systemically and explicitly

Part B

  • provides teachers with 30 models which enable them to help children learn to learn
  • includes ‘Wilbur’s Toolkit’ with over 60 ready to use activity worksheets and record pages. These resources are available online to download and photocopy.

Part C

  • contains a range of interactive activities to assist teachers in their personal and professional development
  • includes a Teacher’s Toolkit with keys, model answers, lesson plans and interactive dialogue with the authors
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2Sample Unit.pdf810.02
3Sample Unit.pdf674.02

Gail Ellis

Gail Ellis is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the British Council and based in Paris.
She has over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching and has taught children,
teenagers and adults and trained teachers in many different countries including England,
China, Mexico, Brazil and Turkey. She was winner of the first Frank Bell prize in 1991 for
Learning to Learn English co-authored with Barbara Sinclair and published by Cambridge
University Press, and The Primary English Teacher’s Guide New Edition, co-authored with
Jean Brewster and Denis Girard published by Penguin Longman was short-listed for the
2003 Ben Warren Prize. Tell it Again! co-authored with Jean Brewster and first published in
1991 as The Storytelling Handbook for Primary Teachers, was republished in its third edition
by the British Council in 2014. Teaching children how to learn won a prize in the 2016
English Speaking Union English Language Awards. Her main interests include children’s
literature, young learner ELT management and inclusive education.

Nayr Ibrahim

Dr Nayr Ibrahim is Head of Young Learners and Bilingual Section and Child Protection Focal Point at British Council in France. She has been involved in ELT for over 20 years in Portugal, Hong Kong, Cairo and Paris, as teacher, trainer, materials writer, manager and now, researcher. Nayr has just completed a PhD in trilingualism, triliteracy and identity at the University of Reading. She has written various articles on bi/multilingualism and enjoys blogging and presenting on the topic. She contributed to a project on the EU’s policy on multilingualism and has been invited to be an Associate Partner for an ELL project at the ECML in Graz. Nayr is also passionate about children’s educational wellbeing and believes in giving children a voice in their learning and in their language classroom. Her publication, Teaching Children how to learn, Delta Publishing, with Gail Ellis, won an award at the 2016 ESU English Language Awards in the category, Resources for Teachers. Nayr’s interests include early language learning, bi/multilingualism, language education, multiple literacies, language and identity, learning to learn and eliciting children’s voices.

This is a very thorough review by Robert J. Werner of Ryutsu Keizai University, Japan.

TESL-EJ Review of Teaching children how to learn

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