Touchstones 1 (e-book: 3 Academic Year Licence)

By Clare Madden

All 22 First Year Learning Outcomes are covered with emphasis on the three strands of the Junior Cycle English specification: oral language, reading and writing.

  • The clear, simple design helps to focus students and prevent cognitive overload
  • Fresh, exciting and engaging text extracts, both traditional and contemporary, are used throughout from novels, plays, films, digital texts and multi-modal texts
  • Units are carefully structured around the recommended genre-based approach and cover the following genres: fiction, poetry, film, drama, Shakespeare and non-fiction
  • These sequenced units of learning begin by building a strong knowledge base for each genre, develop oral communication, reading and writing skills, and end with a project
  • They are designed to be either covered in sequence or to be dipped into and out of, for ease of use
  • A stand-alone Shakespeare unit, a first with this programme, introduces students to the world of Shakespeare and builds knowledge and understanding of the grammar and punctuation of a Shakespearean text
  • Each unit begins with a knowledge organiser of genre-based critical vocabulary and ends with a Test Your Knowledge quiz
  • Highly scaffolded tasks effectively support mixed-ability teaching in the English classroom
  • Retrieval practice opportunities that build on prior learning on prior learning appear throughout
  • Oral language supports include a strong focus on using structured and meaningful group discussion
Class: 1st Year 
Format: Edco e-book
Price: €20.70
Further Information
Class:1st Year 
Exam:Junior Cert
Suitable Levels:Higher Level, Ordinary Level
Publisher:The Educational Company of Ireland (Edco)
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