Thinking Books
Primary School
166 Items found
Finding Your Way with Drama

By Susan Battye Finding Your Way with Drama provides students with an introduction to working with drama in a way that will encourage personal growth as well as teach a range of dramatic skills. It has been designed to build the confidence of students who are just starting out in drama. The focus of this book is on nine fun workshop activities that cover: making friends, telling stories, building characters in drama, and working with movement and music. Much of the methodology in this resource...

£13.80
Finding Your Way with Listening

By Jennifer Loughton Listening is an often neglected area of language study and exploration. Because it is seen primarily as a receptive mode there can seem to be little ‘mileage’ in making it a focus of dynamic teaching and learning in the English classroom. However this book and the accompaniment Finding Your Way with Speaking dispel this idea. Jennifer Loughton has gathered ideas and developed activities which have been designed to support teaching and learning about listening as a language...

£13.80
Finding Your Way with Plays

By Susan Battye This photocopiable resource book provides a structured and informative approach to teaching and learning about the reading, writing and workshopping of plays. It has a particular emphasis on the process of playwriting. Sections include: Reading plays effectively and presenting a moved reading The conventions of playwriting and theatre conventions Using journals for scripting, reflecting and evaluating Text, sub-text and creating frameworks Style and genre Approaches to staging...

£13.80
Finding Your Way with Poetry

By Elody Rathgen Finding Your Way With Poetry has been written in two distinct parts. The first part focuses on building students’ confidence in the reading of poetry through process-based work. The second part focuses on students writing their own poems. Featured poems have accompanying illustrations and each page is well-structured, with a ‘write-on’ format. Students are guided through a series of language activities designed to develop skill and increase self-confidence. Language activities...

£13.80
Finding Your Way with Speaking

By Jennifer Loughton In Finding Your Way with Speaking teacher, Jennifer Loughton, has gathered ideas and activities which have been designed to support teaching and learning about oral language - its structure, its power, its development, its inconsistencies and its idiosyncrasies. As English teachers, we have a special responsibility to create a language environment within which our students can develop effective and creative oral communication skills. Finding Your Way with Speaking frames an...

£13.80
Finding Your Way with Writing

By Pauline Scanlan Finding Your Way with Writing is a structured but flexible resource book that provides teachers with strategies for teaching writing more effectively. Activities focus particularly on building students’ confidence in writing as well as helping them to become competent responders in writing groups. Finding Your Way with Writing contains both teacher support and student activity pages that have been designed to help create a successful writing environment. It can be used to fit...

£13.80
First Steps to Social Success

Teaching Children Critical Social Skills By Diane Senn It is critically important that children learn fundamental social skills during their elementary school years. This book and CD provides a unique set of lessons for helping children learn skills and insights they need for creating and maintaining positive relationships with others. Direct teaching and reinforcement of these lessons helps provide children with information and practice that will help bolster their positive social-emotional...

£28.60
Four Posters for the Classroom and Treatment Room

By Michelle Garcia Winner NEW designs and content promote greater learning! The idea for our Social Thinking posters came from repeated requests by educators for explicit visual information they could use in the classroom to reinforce some of our core Social Thinking concepts. Teaching in a classroom requires that students not only attend to what they are learning but also be actively engaged in appropriate social behavior for that environment. These posters help keep that learning on track by...

£48.96
Friendship Skills

Discussion cards that will help children focus on all the essential issues surrounding friendship

By E A Morris



Being able to make and maintain friendships are both vital social skills for children. They help them become strong and successful in their relationships for the rest of their lives.

Taking the approach of ‘me and my friends’, this card resource gives you a series of prompts to begin important discussions with children about:

Friends
Friendships
Falling out
Making up...

£29.95
From Your Point of View

Activities that Help to Develop Empathy By Naomi Roche This photocopiable resource supports students to understand complex situations through other people’s eyes. Having good relationships and empathy with others are founded on this important skill. This book encourages students to think about events from other perspectives, look at people’s motivations and consider the consequences of actions. The book is focused around five themes. Each theme contains a story told from three points of view....

£16.40
Great Motivational Quotations Posters

Featuring the sharpest business minds of the 20th and 21st centuries, these inspirational quotations will engage students of all ages in entrepreneurial thinking and spur them on to achieve their personal goals and ambitions.


Set of 12 posters

Size: A3

All ages

ISBN 978-1-907370-23-6

£29.95
Handbook for Helping Kids with Anxiety and Stress

Featuring tips for grown-ups who work with kids & 34 practical strategies and activities for the kids themselves By Kim (Tip) Frank This book provides a collection of practical easy-to-follow tips and activities to help kids with various types of fears, anxieties and phobias. The first section of the book includes insights, hints and suggestions for helping professionals and parents who are working to help kids learn to cope with their anxiety and stress. The second section is for kids...

£16.40
Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation - with CD

By Brad Chapin Lessons, Activities and Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making and Self-Control Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource you will be able to address children's anger problems, academic performance challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills and much more. From the creator of the popular web-based Challenge...

£28.60
High on the  Spectrum

High on the Spectrum: Asperger's, High Functioning Autism, and Related Personalities By Mike Paget, M.Ed., and Kim "Tip" Frank, Ed.S., LPC A Guidebook for educators helping young people maximise strengths and manage weaknessesThere has been a "failure to launch" youth with Asperger's into functional adult living. Consider the facts that only 3% of adults with Asperger's Syndrome live independently and only 12% are gainfully employed. This guidebook is for educators helping...

£18.80
How Do I Stand In Your Shoes?

A Story and Worksheets About Empathy By Brad Chapin Miranda Peabody had no patience for the other students in class and just didn't understand why they couldn't be as smart and talented as she was. Her teacher Mrs Klemp suggested that she try to understand other people by 'standing in their shoes.' After much searching she learns the true meaning of 'standing in someone else's shoes' and having empathy for others. This full-colour illustrated storybook for ages 4-10 includes discussion questions...

£12.20
How to Calm Your Class

Guided meditations and visualisations to relax busy little minds

By Juliet Firstbrook




In today’s busy world children are being constantly stimulated and entertained, thus leaving them little opportunity to clear and calm their minds. These meditations encourage children to stop and reflect in a relaxing and enjoyable way, making them eager for more opportunities to seek calming activities. They also help children to fully understand the meaning of ‘calmness’ and to realise the benefits of...

£29.95
I Feel Expressions Fan Set of 10

Help children identify expressions and what feelings they represent


10 x Social Communication Fans

Use this visual communication symbols fan to help children identify their own and others' feelings.

Useful to use after incidents, during social stories or when discussing emotions in circle times.

Fans are double laminated for extra strength and are 125mm tall by 45mm at their widest point.

This item is not a toy and should be used under supervision.

https://youtu.be/pP9f-I3w-t0

£37.95
I Get It!

Building Social Thinking® and Reading Comprehension Through Book Chats By Audra Jensen Reading comprehension is more than being able to read words and sentences... How many parents and classroom teachers have experienced the child who can read, often at an early age, but can't seem to grasp the meaning behind a sentence, or struggles to interpret story lines or the characters' perspectives or emotions? Author Audra Jensen brilliantly illuminates the synergistic relationship between social...

£19.60
Impulse Control Activities & Worksheets for Elementary School Students with CD

By Tonia Caselman This book provides activities and reproducible worksheets to help students think about and practice strategies to become more reflective (vs. impulsive). Using cognitive-behavioural theory and techniques it is intended to provide school personnel with tools to teach students how to stop and think before acting. The games role-plays and worksheets are presented in a playful but thoughtful manner to help engage children while they learn invaluable lessons about how to use...

£28.60
In Full Bloom

A Thinking Approach to Teaching Literature by Tina McDougall In Full Bloom gives teachers the tools to help students become thoughtful, strategic and independent readers. It outlines a literacy program based on Benjamin Bloom’s six levels of cognitive thinking, and contains interactive literacy tasks to capture students’ interest and develop in them a lifelong love of reading. Designed to engage even the reluctant or disinterested reader, this flexible resource explores story structure through...

£17.20

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