When children are involved in thinking and also in talking about their thinking with others, they reach higher levels of achievement in the future as well as developing superior thinking skills. The Thinking Train stories will encourage a love of reading and promote thoughtful interaction with books while developing children’s thinking skills. The activities, in carefully graded English, will automatically develop and practise their language skills, too.
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Typeset using leggimi! an open type font specially developed to promote easy reading. Copyright Sinnos.
The Thinking Train Big Books make reading a fun experience while being a powerful tool for language learning. Maxi-format illustrations will captivate any class or group and enlarged text will allow children to see and follow words as they are pointed to and read by the teacher.
They are an ideal way to make reading a shared experience and fun group situations will then help develop confident and motivated individual readers.
Log in to e-zone and download the Thinking Train Big Books Guide for lots of ideas of ideas on making the most out of your Thinking Train Big Books in class.
A practical free resource packed with information on individual thinking skills plus a selection of expansion activities and games in order to make the most of each title with the class. The guide also includes photocopiable worksheets and a handy checklist for the teacher in order to track students’ progress.
Teacher's Guide available both in print and as a downloadable pdf (log in to e-zone to download this and worksheets)
by H. Puchta and M. Williams
If you’re interested in developing thinking skills with your class our photocopiable resource book offers 80 activities with extensive notes and expansion ideas.