At Buckingham Palace receiving the Award

500 Activities for the Primary Classroom

Highly commended in the ESU Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards in 2007, 500 Activities has become a classic compendium of immediate ideas and solutions for teachers of pre-primary, primary and early secondary children.


“This rich compendium of activities will surely become required reading
for those teaching in the primary classroom.”

                EL Gazette, Book of the Month, September 2007


“We are lucky that Read has put all her experience into one book and shared it with us. I urge you all to make sure it is on your bookshelf.”

                ELTJ Vol 62/3 2008 – Click here to read the full review

 “Carol Read combines many years’ experience with sound theoretical understanding and that rare ability to inform, support and inspire teachers through her writing. Within each chapter, she brings her expertise and experience as a teacher trainer to the main areas in primary EFL. Recognising that teachers are busy people, she provides concise summaries of the most important issues, without falling into the dangers of over-simplification or being patronising.”

                IATEFL Young Learner Publication 2007-2 – Click here to read the full review

“The value of 500 Activities lies not only in the wealth of practical and useful suggestions but also in the way the activities have been categorised into the ten sections and the clear guidance provided … with variations and educational objectives derived from the author’s wide experience of teaching both children and their teachers.”

               MET Vol 17, No.1, 2007

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