Contents

Over 60 books, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Each book below has been written by Ellie Hallett over many years, combining classroom experience with her wide research.

The aim is to bring to the busy (and overworked) teacher ideas and resources that are easy to use, are effective and most importantly, enjoyable.

Please browse through the titles below to the big energetic world of teaching English Literacy by exploring and experiencing words, creative thinking, vocabulary, spelling , visualisation, comprehension, speaking, listening, writing, communicating and more.

Written for home, school and all students of English.

All books are generously illustrated in full colour.

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you know, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Early Childhood

  • What Am I? – Naming objects in colour groups to expand vocabulary and develop left to right eye movement.
  • Oral Language in Action – For Pre-Schoolers and Pre-Readers
  • Rhymes for Younger Children – A Pocket Full of Nursery Rhymes; Vintage Pictures and Rhymes; Time to Rhyme; A Pocket Full of Nursery Rhymes Song Book

Phonics

Listening and Storytime

Beginner Readers

Oral Language

  • What am I? – Naming objects in colour groups to expand vocabulary and develop left to right eye movement
  • Wonder Words – creating improvised sentences about favourite words
  • Oral Language in Action Books 1, 2 and 3 (Pre-Schoolers; Beginner Readers; Budding Actors)
  • How to Draw the Sun – social conversation with a partner; learning cooperation; sharing ideas; pleasure of friendship

Confident Readers

  • Shared Reading Read-Out-Loud Plays – 15 titles; favourite children’s stories brought to life and formatted in rows for take-it-in-turn reading for partners and small groups. Everyone has equal reading time.
  • Plays for Two or a Few – 5 titles (Echo and Narcissus; The Fox and the Crow; King Midas and the Golden Touch …)
  • Slick Limericks –  35 limericks in all, each one new in content but written in the traditional limerick style
  • Toad – a vocabulary-rich poem written for readers and listeners who love descriptions that are highly visual and a bit gory!

Advanced Readers

Word Knowledge, Spelling and Vocabulary

  • Reading Works Series: Silent Letters – 200+ in this unique collection; word lists and sentence examples, fully illustrated
  • Reading Works Series: Contractions – 70 examples with more advanced sentences, fully illustrated
  • Reading Works Series: Uncountables – 195 plural nouns without s on the end; word examples and advanced sentences, fully illustrated
  • Reading Works Series: Homophones (180) and Heteronyms (40+) – word samples with sentence examples, fully illustrated
  • Reading Works Series: A to Z Letters – their sounds and silences; set out in lists, fully illustrated
  • Reading Works Series: IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) – Every sound in English, its IPA symbol and representative words (6 examples for each); a unique collection, fully illustrated
  • My Book of Charts – off the wall and on the desk – summarises the Reading Works series books 1 to 8
  • Forwards and Backwards – 3 books; 3 letter words (e.g. was, saw); 4 letter words; 5+ letter words
  • Mighty Mouth Movers Bundle – 20 A3 posters with short story rhymes that alternate with words that emphasise the variety of vowel sounds and their letters in English. Highly appealing illustrations prompt oral language discussions, spelling, vocabulary and much more. A multitude of teaching ideas are set out in the Mighty Movers Teaching Manual. Unique. Voted Best Book by teachers and students.

Performance Plays and Poetry

  • CaptainGoing on a cruise told in rhyme by the Captain; includes glossary of nautical terms; entertaining illustrations
  • Storm! – a story poem – includes a video with sound track.
  • Alphabet Swing! (Action song or poem that enables each letter name to be clear and unrushed.) Easy to learn; AUDIO FILE included.
  • Toad – a vocabulary-rich poem written for readers and listeners who love descriptions that are highly visual and emotionally dramatic
  • Loud Poems for Noisy Kids – these all-original poems are built for performing, reciting or reading alone for fun

Teacher Reference

  • Reading Works Series: Nuts and Bolts English Literacy Teaching Manual – How to be a brilliant teacher – over 90 pages of no-prep ideas that really work in teaching children how to read
  • Teaching Manual for Mighty Mouth Movers – hundreds of ideas covering all aspects of literacy. Something for all abilities.
  • Super Teacher Series – How to love Mondays and not be frazzled by Friday – Learning Problems; Bullying; Bad Behaviour. Easy to read, practical suggestions, comforting advice.