Step Up! is a First Year English programme written for the 2014 Junior Cycle English specification. It addresses the requirements of Junior Cycle English in an innovative way that will develop students’ appreciation of English and lay the groundwork for Second and Third Year assessment.
Key features of the Step Up! Textbook:
• Specification-based learning goals that teachers and students can select, work towards and evaluate
• Clear strategies for developing oral language, reading, writing and numeracy skills
• A mix of individual and group activities that promote active learning
• Integrated teaching of grammar and vocabulary
• Exciting, engaging texts that meet specification criteria
• Encourages the use of digital media for research and expression
• A unique ‘How To’ chapter that teaches best practices for writing, researching and presenting.