English

English should be the focus of your academic programme.  I have a vast range of material to ensure your children are not just competent at, but excel in English.  Easy to use, concise to prevent boredom, comprehensive – Ant Books has everything you need to teach or tutor English.  I also have daily timetables to help you in your planning – drop me an email.

English Workbooks

These are arranged alphabetically – email me for an order form which lists the books according to recommended grade. I have suggested grades here, but that is subject to your children’s ability.

English Reading Programmes

I believe in teaching reading right up to grade 5 – and even beyond, if necessary.  There is no ‘cut-off’ age by which a child should be a competent reader; it’s up to the child.  Be sure to include reading in your daily English programme until you have covered all the Ant Books Reader Programmes.

Reading Programmes

G1. Teach your little one to read from grade 1. A complete PACK containing some of the Ant Books (the 4 Consonant and Vowel workbooks; Handwriting bk 2) and 10 sets of worksheets, with detailed instructions for the parent.

G1. Follows on from the Beginner Reading Programme. 8 readers and 2 workbooks, plus a detailed guide for the parent. Each green reader has 12 pages, with delightful line diagrams. In Level 0, your children are introduced to the main character, “Naughty Henry” and his family. There is one sentence per page.

G2. Set of 8 readers and 2 workbooks, plus a detailed guide for the parent. More amusing “Naughty Henry” stories, all set in the home – up to 25 words per page, with comprehension questions at the back of each story.

G2/3. More amusing stories about “Naughty Henry” on the farm. Set of 8 readers and 2 workbooks, plus a detailed guide for the parent. Each page has about 35 words, and there are comprehension questions at the back of each reader.

G3/4. More amusing stories about “Naughty Henry” and his family and friends. A set of 8 readers and 4 workbooks, plus a detailed guide for the parent. There are now up to 50 words per page, and comprehension questions at the back of each reader.

G4/5. More amusing stories about “Naughty Henry” at school. A set of 8 readers of up to 65 words per page. There are now 4 workbooks, plus a detailed guide for the parent.

"Sounds Wild" Phonics Readers

G2-4. These delightful and amusing little stories are all set in the Kruger Game Reserve, with the animals as the main characters. Each book covers a phonics sound in the context of a story, and are intended to be used in conjunction with the formal PHONICS workbooks. 12 books in the set (10 covering sounds, 2 revision readers covering a mix of sounds).

PIPA Stories & Plays

I’m often asked how to stimulate creative writing.  Here is a wonderful aid I’ve been using for decades: PIPA.  That stands for the subjects: Person, Item, Place and Animal.  For each subject there are 20 small picture discs, and, for example, your child/ren take one from each subject at random and use those seemingly unrelated pictures to form a story.  So she may have picked out a GRANNY, a RING, a VOLCANO and a SPIDER.  Now comes the fun part: making a story that involves all four!  The results are often hilarious!  The point is, because one is not able to make a ‘sensible’ story, the imagination is set free – and really creative thinking can take place.  Use them to develop little skits to act out, too.  Can be used in the teaching of any language.  I have found that with repeated ‘playing’, children become more and more adept at creating and writing good stories. The set comes in its own container with a guide giving plenty of ideas for usage.

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