English Stars - Blended teaching and learning program

Teaching Tools

The set of resources in each English Stars module gives you the perfect platform to explicitly teach a given concept.

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With English Stars all the hard work and preparation has been done for you. Every module includes:

  • A teaching plan – a pedagogically-sound teaching sequence complete with helpful teacher tips
  • Concept notes – a mini-refresher course on the English concepts you’ll teach.
Save time and be classroom ready
Explore an abundance of text types
Explore an abundance of text types

English Stars includes a range of text types including short stories, news articles, poems, videos and much more! Each text is accompanied by literal, inferential and applied comprehension activities to help students improve their literacy skills.

Watch engaging videos

Our fun and informative videos explain complex English concepts in a straightforward and friendly way. Project these videos onto your interactive whiteboard to introduce a concept or ask students to watch them at home for revision.

Watch sample videos:

Use slideshows to explicitly teach concepts
Use slideshows to explicitly teach concepts

Our slideshows support the teaching of key concepts in a carefully planned sequence that flows with other resources. The slideshows also allow you to teach concepts at a pace matched to the needs of your class.

Refer to the handy reference pages

A useful go-to guide for key information or concept definitions, each reference page is written in student-friendly language. Reference pages are ready-made to print and keep.

Refer to the handy reference pages
Model concepts with the practice activity
Model concepts with the practice activity

After teaching a concept, project the practice activity and tackle it as a class. These guided practice activities give students invaluable opportunities to explore their understanding of concepts prior to moving on to independent practice in the activities that follow.