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Reading Programs & Resources

Scholastic Active English

Category: Learning Resources


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With an emphasis on literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and an integrated teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking, Active English is the ideal program to equip students with those academic skills critical for 21st century learning.


Scholastic ACTIVE English has been developed by a global team of authors and editors in close consultation with, and feedback from Heads of Department and teachers. Drawing expertise from a diversity of contexts has resulted in a rich programme that is practical, useful and inspiring.



Find out more details and download brochure here.

Listen to Active English's audio sample here.


Easy to teach and learn

Literacy acquisition is most effective through the integrated teaching of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and the active engagement of students. Scholastic Active English advocates this integrated approach to learning and literacy development through a systematic and consistent instructional design and scope and sequence.


Engages students with diversity of context and text

Comprehensive curriculum that engages students with diverse contexts, varying text types, and a systematic instructional design that leads to active learner engagement.



Uses the Show-Explain-Apply methodology to teach

A Show-Explain-Apply methodology meets the needs and abilities of first generation English learners making lessons more achievable and boosting motivation.



Provides activities for continuous and comprehensive assessment

Each lesson delivers ample opportunities for modeling the processes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking to facilitate students’ acquisition.



Co-relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

An internationally recognized benchmark. Scholastic Active English takes beginner to Intermediate English language learners from A1 to B1 of the CEFR levels.



Scholastic ACTIVE English offers extensive support for teachers to prepare and deliver lessons easily and effectively with a detailed Teacher’s Manual that has been designed to assist teachers to deliver effective lesson plans while reducing their planning time.



ACTIVE English is an English programme that builds the foundation for literacy and makes the teaching and learning of English simple and enjoyable. Each level of the programme consists of: Coursebooks, Workbooks, Literature Readers, Teacher's Manuals (flipbook format) and Audio files for listening.