My English Book and Me 4 (the green texts) to be re-named My English Book and Me: Elementary 2
1. About the Texts
My English Book and Me 4 teach CVC phonics, longer words and conversational English.
Teachers will fold pages in half and write the date on them. This is the homework.
My English Book and Me 3 Classbook and Homebook are ABC phonics texts. Children will learn many new words as they learn their phonics. There is constant review and re-enforcement with mini - tests. Students also learn conversational questions and answers.
We use MEB3 with ANY beginning elementary student (be they 5th graders or 1st graders). And with high level kindergarten students who have finished My English Book and Me 1 and 2.
Why don’t ALL students begin with My English Bo
When students enter our kindergarten lesson, they play Look 'n Match in groups of 3 - 4. Look 'n Match is a matching game. Students must LOOK at the card and MATCH to the picture on the BOARD.
Each Look 'n Match game consists of:
1. 4 A4 sized boards
2. 6 colorful pictures/ board
3. 24 double sided
My English Book and Me 1 and 2 are black and white picture dictionaries. They can be used with ANY beginners, but we use them with our kindergarten students. Ideally, students will come to our school as 4 year olds and begin My English Book and Me 1. After 1 year on My English Book and Me 1, most students progress to My English Book and Me 2. Why MEB1 and 2? We want the students learning lots of vocabulary and simple questions and answers, BEFORE reading and writing (we do lots of phonics IN...
At Dave and Amy English School, we had very popular, effective Mommy and Baby lessons for 7 years. And then stopped. Why? Hint: It WASN’T because our own children had grown. Although it was great having Alfie and Leon in the class.
The real reason we STOPPED Mommy and Baby lessons is we found
At Dave and Amy English School, we used to have popular, effective Mommy and Baby lessons. 14 - 18 Moms and young children would come to the weekly lessons. Before kindergarten, students could usually say their name and age, answer basic questions and knew a lot of vocabulary.
Let’s go through the basics:
1, Who: Any child from the age of 6 months to pre-kindergarten. Of course if a mother had a 3 year old and a 2 month old, both children were welcome.
Students who have never lived abroad CAN become bi-lingual, but they need to put in a lot of effort.
At Dave and Amy English School, we teach students that have never left Japan, but are able to join our returnee lessons (with children who have lived abroad for 3 or more years). Let’s go through what is necessary.
*** These tips are for our Japanese students in Japan---but of course, can be used by ANYONE to learn a 2nd language.
Tip # 1: READ.