English Alive

English Alive is a multi-skill course in English that uses innovative teaching and learning methods. The series teaches communicative English through interactive exchanges using a cross-curricular approach. It offers high-quality English language materials for CBSE schools with clearly defined learning objectives. The series strictly adheres to the guidelines laid down in the latest National Curriculum Framework.

Additional information

Class

Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8

Level

Middle, Primary

Course Package

Coursebook 1-8

Workbook 1-8

Literature Reader 3-8

Teachers Manuals 1-8

Key Features

• Warm-up: A wide variety of picture-based fun activities or probing questions at the beginning of chapters initiate the learner into the subject and ensure his/her active engagement in the lesson.

• Reading: Each grade book has well-chosen selections from a wide range of literary genres that are also useful in cross-curricular teaching. The books include picture stories/comic strips and a play each.

• Comprehension: This section includes plenty of exercises including factual, inferential, extrapolative questions, as well as value-based questions.

• Cross-curricular boxes: This series specially covers topics that are interrelated with other subjects taught in the same grade.

• Glossary: All new words in the text are highlighted and their meanings are given in simple language using the easiest possible words. Literary devices are also taught along with a glossary of literary terms.

• Life Skills and Values: In addition to the value-based questions in the comprehension section, there is a separate thematic section on life skills and values aimed at developing good character in students and equipping them with skills needed to cope with different challenges in life. NCF 2005 guidelines have been followed in selecting life skills and values for the course.

• Vocabulary: Each chapter has boxed explanations of new vocabulary words and topics followed by a variety of exercises. Spelling is also taught in this section with proper rules and explanations. Moreover, dictionary skills are taught in books 3 to 5.

• Grammar: Grade-appropriate grammar is taught with detailed explanations and rules in simple language. The examples given are easy and from the young learner’s immediate world. Plenty of varied exercises follow them to ensure the learner has learnt the concept well.

• Listening and Speaking: This section aims at developing students’ listening and speaking skills through a wide variety of tasks and communicative activities. Pronunciation is also covered in this section in books 3 to 5.

• Writing: This well-graded section has a variety of creative-writing exercises including informal and formal letters, diary entries, flow charts, posters, stories, biographies, notices, reports, travelogues, character sketches, book reviews, recipes, acrostic poems, articles and picture-based compositions.

• Activities: There is a fun activity accompanying each poem as well as some prose pieces. Most of the activities require working collaboratively in groups or pairs and aim at making learning a fun experience for the young learner.

• Projects: 3 cross-curricular projects are linked to topics taught in the particular grade in other subjects.

• Cross-curricular Vocabulary: A word bank teaching cross-curricular vocabulary is included at the end of books 3 to 5. Words are classified according to different subjects and categories.

Authors/Series Editor

• Warm-up: A wide variety of picture-based fun activities or probing questions at the beginning of chapters initiate the learner into the subject and ensure his/her active engagement in the lesson.

• Reading: Each grade book has well-chosen selections from a wide range of literary genres that are also useful in cross-curricular teaching. The books include picture stories/comic strips and a play each.

• Comprehension: This section includes plenty of exercises including factual, inferential, extrapolative questions, as well as value-based questions.

• Cross-curricular boxes: This series specially covers topics that are interrelated with other subjects taught in the same grade.

• Glossary: All new words in the text are highlighted and their meanings are given in simple language using the easiest possible words. Literary devices are also taught along with a glossary of literary terms.

• Life Skills and Values: In addition to the value-based questions in the comprehension section, there is a separate thematic section on life skills and values aimed at developing good character in students and equipping them with skills needed to cope with different challenges in life. NCF 2005 guidelines have been followed in selecting life skills and values for the course.

• Vocabulary: Each chapter has boxed explanations of new vocabulary words and topics followed by a variety of exercises. Spelling is also taught in this section with proper rules and explanations. Moreover, dictionary skills are taught in books 3 to 5.

• Grammar: Grade-appropriate grammar is taught with detailed explanations and rules in simple language. The examples given are easy and from the young learner’s immediate world. Plenty of varied exercises follow them to ensure the learner has learnt the concept well.

• Listening and Speaking: This section aims at developing students’ listening and speaking skills through a wide variety of tasks and communicative activities. Pronunciation is also covered in this section in books 3 to 5.

• Writing: This well-graded section has a variety of creative-writing exercises including informal and formal letters, diary entries, flow charts, posters, stories, biographies, notices, reports, travelogues, character sketches, book reviews, recipes, acrostic poems, articles and picture-based compositions.

• Activities: There is a fun activity accompanying each poem as well as some prose pieces. Most of the activities require working collaboratively in groups or pairs and aim at making learning a fun experience for the young learner.

• Projects: 3 cross-curricular projects are linked to topics taught in the particular grade in other subjects.

• Cross-curricular Vocabulary: A word bank teaching cross-curricular vocabulary is included at the end of books 3 to 5. Words are classified according to different subjects and categories.

Books of the Series