Essential Resources believes in learning. We help teachers teach and students learn.
Our resources are strongly grounded in what works in the classroom, giving teachers lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. They support students’ learning through every stage of their schooling, ensuring students excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.
Engaging and of high interest, they are developed to provide students with the skills necessary to become analytical thinkers, problem solvers and idea generators, and to succeed in a multinational work environment.
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Inform and inspire. This series provides a powerful springboard to writing skills’ development with its collection of short, engaging texts specifically designed to exemplify descriptive language. Students get to explore and discuss the language features – ranging from imagery and metaphors to effective sentence starters and structures – and think critically about each text. Photocopiable resources to encourage goal-setting, sharing, reflection, and self and peer evaluation are included.
An experienced and passionate teacher, Selma Owbridge has enjoyed teaching at all primary levels for the last 18 years, as well as working as a literacy leader/facilitator for an initiative with the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Selma is always thinking up new ideas and resources to help children learn. After completing a Computer and Business Administration Diploma, she wanted to use the computer knowledge she had gained to write inquiry learning books to support and teach children to use the computer skills they need to present all their wonderful ideas to an audience.