Islands

By Susannah Malpas, Sagrario Salaberri, Magdalena Custodio and Oscar Ruiz MarotoSeries Consultants: David Nunan and Jeanne Perrett 

A groundbreaking course, which combines ELT methodologies with games-based learning to yield ambitious learning outcomes and to offer solid preparation for Cambridge Young Learners English Testing (CYLET), KET and Trinity Exams.

Learners go on fascinating quests, follow clues, and sing and interact with quirky and funky Poptropican characters in a safe and unique virtual world. Islands offers a streamlined and gently paced syllabus with lots of recycling.

Downloadable Sample Units

The Online World offers children online games where their avatars interact and solve exciting and original missions. Games-based learning is based on the principles of…

  • Immersion: Students are immersed in a coherent context that maintains students’ enthusiasm and participation.
  • Stealth learning: In The Online World learning takes place without students being aware of it.
  • Mastery: The Online World encourages exploration and hypotheses-making and testing.
  • Control: Students love immersive worlds because they can fail without censure or observation.


Extremely easy to teach, Islands focuses on making things simple, straight-forward but extremely memorable:

  • Poptropica™ characters set the theme and present new language through a visually appealing scene and a catchy chant, games, and listening tasks.
  • Catchy songs and chants (at least two per unit) present and practise language, promoting a sense of confidence and achievement and building group synergy.
  • Games and quizzes systematize language in relevant contexts.
  • Language repetition in meaningful interactions make language easy to remember and easy to transfer to normal everyday communication.
  • Integrated skills practice with rich-text input guarantees a strong basis for CYLET exam preparation.
  • Funny stories integrate language and lead into a CLIL lesson, a fun hands-on activity and a simple project to build a Student Portfolio.
  • A special Synthetic Phonics programme teaches pronunciation and spelling and helps develop pupils’ reading and writing.
  • Extensive Reading practice in higher levels.
    In Islands 1, Values sections introduce children to social responsibility.

 

A complete range of learning and teaching resources to fit all your students’ needs:

  • A thoroughly drawn Workbook offers language practice in fun contexts, and skills training in exam-type exercises.
  • A Reading and Writing Booklet provides extra exam preparation for specific coaching in CYLET and KET formats.
  • A Grammar Booklet offers focused systematic grammar practice for mixed-ability classes.
  • Access code to The Online World where students have their own avatar.
  • Teacher’s Book with access code to the Online World and a Test Booklet to assess with course-specific and exam contents.

For pupils

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Pupil’s Book with Online World and CLIL Reader

Islands off ers a streamlined and gently paced syllabus with lots of recycling. Learners go on fascinating quests, follow clues, and sing and interact with quirky and funky Poptropica characters in a safe virtual world. With the reader your pupils will enjoy and learn by reading about interesting topics related to the world that surrounds them.

Also available for all levels:
- eText Premium

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Activity Book with Digital Activity Book

The Activity Book provides reinforcement and consolidation of the language presented in the Pupil’s Book. It contains controlled and more open practice plus personalization and futher listening and reading texts. The Digital Activity Book helps pupils to practise the language presented in the units through interactive activities and games.

For the teacher

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Teacher’s Book

The Teacher’s Book is a complete guide to using all of the components in the classroom with step-bystep lesson plans showing how the key competences are integrated.

Islands Digital Active Teach

Digital Active Teach for IWB

The complete interactive version of the Pupil’s Book with video clips and interactive activities. The perfect way to make the most of the digital flashcards, word cards, story cards and posters. Includes extra photocopiable resources and tests.

Islands Online Teacher's Resources Materials

Online Teacher’s Resource Materials

Digital teacher resources to accompany and supplement your teaching. Includes full Teacher’s book content, Test-masters and Photocopiables. Access your resources online anywhere, any time and print off the pages you need for your day’s lesson.

Also available:

- Test Booklet
- Flashcards
- Word Cards
- Story Cards
- Posters
- Audio CDs
- Waldo Puppet

For pupils

Levels 1 & 2:
• Pupil's Pack includes:
- Pupil's Book + Access Online World
- Reading & Writing Booklet
- Grammar Booklet
- New CLIL Pearson English Reader
Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6:
• Pupil's Pack includes:
- Pupil's Book + Access Online World
+ CLIL Pearson English Reader
- Extra Booklet to download from
pearsonELT.es/islands
Also available for all levels:
eText + & eText Premium

•  Activity Pack includes:
- Activity Book + Access Digital AB- Reading, Writing, Grammar booklets
•  Activity Pack includes:
- Activity Book + Access Digital AB- Reading, Writing, Grammar booklets
• Also available for all levels:
- eText + & eText Premium

For the teacher

Teacher's Test Pack includes:
• Teacher' Book + Access Online
World
• Test Booklet
Teacher's Pack includes:
• Flashcards + Phonics Cards for
levels 1-4
• Word cards, story cards, posters
• Audio CDs
• Active Teach for IWB
• Website with exclusive teacher
zone
• Waldo Puppet for levels 1 + 2