Children love asking questions
Now I Know! builds on children’s natural curiosity, in an exciting learning environment centred around big questions. Each new challenge takes learners through a staged process of inquiry, supported by varied real-world content from BBC video.
New language, new knowledge and new skills are learnt through exciting real-world tasks bringing measurable results at every stage.
What makes Now I Know special?
- Authentic BBC video (using CBBC clips) in openers and throughout every unit. Each level contains around 48 video clips (4 per Unit).
- Big Questions provided as unit titles give meaningful context for conversation and language tasks.
- 21st Century Skills embedded throughout the course help students develop essential skills for life and support classroom management.
- Mapped to the Global Scale of English. GSE descriptors are used as objectives and for self-assessment in every unit, so it’s easy to track progress.
- 2 reading texts per unit: 1 fictional (presenting values) and 1 factual (helping students learn about the world)
- Speaking strategies from Level 1 help students develop all aspects of communication from the earliest stages of learning English.
- Now I Know! page provides tasks to consolidate information gathered on the Big Question as well review language objectives.
- Exam practice for PTE YL, CYL, Key and Preliminary exams. Can also be used with Benchmark English.
'Inquiry-based learning helps to nurture the individual passions, sparks and interests of children, as such, in an ELT setting, inquiry-based learning helps children to understand the benefits and relevance of English in both their lives and the wider world.'
- Mary Roulston, author of Now I Know1
Skills for life
'Possessing content knowledge is important, but putting that knowledge to work through 21st century skills such as effective communication, creation and innovation, problem solving, perseverance, and flexibility is essential. The driving force for this century is the intellectual capital of citizens. Political, social and economic advances during this millennium will be possible only if the intellectual potential of the younger generations is developed from the early stages of education.'
- Annie Altamirano, author of Now I Know
Assessment for learning
'Some benefits of assessment for learning with primary students are that itbroadens our view of assessment and promotes learner empowerment. Do we want our students to be active participants in their own learning throughgoal setting? Should they demand to know what is expected of them throughthe use of rubrics? Are they capable of monitoring their achievement through self-assessment? I think we should give them the tools to do these things.'
- Annette Flavel, author of Now I Know