Teaching tips for teachers
Your pupils will be on the edge of their seats!
Teachers lead busy lives and it can be difficult to find the time to plan exciting lessons in all subjects. To make your English lesson planning easier, we have created a package of books and resources that provide an authentic and enjoyable English experience for both you and your pupils alike. Our package enables you to create engaging English lessons and reduce the time you spend on planning.
Our Brown Owl teaching resources are ready to be used in class without any additional preparation. You can choose which and how many materials you want to use and adapt the activities to the needs of your pupils and your chosen learning objective.
We have created some video tutorials to help you understand our approach and methodology. Follow us on Instagram for regular ideas and input!
This is what teachers have said about Read and Rhyme with Brown Owl:
“Picture books with short texts and simple grammar are hard to find. But these even focus on a specific topic. JACKPOT!”
“The language level is just right and doesn’t intimidate the children as some other books do.”
“The additional teaching resources are really practical!”
“Suitable for beginners.”
“A brilliant book series with authentic language and engaging rhymes.”
How to pronounce "OWL":
How to practise vocabulary with word dice:
How to play "I spy, with my little eye ...":
Tip: Our books are also available as big books so the children can see the illustrations when sitting further away in the classroom.
How to read "Brown Owl's Birthday Tea" in an English lesson:
How to retell "Brown Owl" with actions:
How to read a book together:
How to play with a picture dictionary:
Children identify with the topics (animals, friends, family outings) in our stories. The simple, age-appropriate language and the lovingly illustrated pictures in the books and teaching resources help children understand the content, even in English. Reading books aloud helps children connect learning English with positive experiences. It inspires them to listen, speak and later to read independently in English.
Tip: If you would like Rachel to come to your school and do a book reading or introduce your pupils to new vocabulary, check out our workshops and readings.
How to play a vocabulary game – Repeat if Correct:
How to teach new vocabulary with flashcard games:
How to practise key words with Bee-Bots:
More ideas with the Bee-Bot mat:
Tip: Recommend our books to parents and encourage them to use English at home. A new language isn’t rocket science; it just takes a bit of practice. The rhymes in our stories help parents gain confidence in their own pronunciation.