Kingdom 1 - Junior Cycle English PLUS Portfolio/Grammar Primer book


Kingdom 1 is part of the only series produced for Junior Cycle English since the course was first examined. Includes FREE accompanying Portfolio/Grammar Primer book. 

Units on: Writing With Purpose, Poetry and Song, Fiction, Media and Advertising, Stage and Screen, Relationships: A thematic approach

  • Each unit opens with a set of learning intentions and a discussion task to lead students to their own understanding of the genre
  • Material is carefully sequenced from basic building blocks to more complex concepts, with particular focus on the subset of 22 Learning Outcomes for First Year
  • Packed with fiction and non-fiction extracts, short stories, audio and video material, drama, graphic novels, media and infographics, and poems to offer plenty of variety and choice
  • Tasks are organised under five key headings: Discuss, Understand, Explore, Create, Investigate
  • Focus on’ feature highlights new poetic and literary devices, and new concepts are immediately reinforced with a range of integrated tasks
  • Work Together icon highlights opportunities for pair and group work
  • 3 Up answer technique (Start Up, Back Up, Sum Up) gives students a simple, effective strategy for answering questions
  • New grammar and language points are presented on clearly identifiable pages with practice tasks immediately after, integrated grammar assessment following texts and further activities in the dedicated Grammar Primer
  • Regularly signposted Portfolio links offer students a chance to create their own texts and put their learning into practice
  • Units end with a Revision section featuring summative written and oral assessments, language skills tasks and an opportunity to reflect on the unit
  • Kingdom 1 ends with an optional mini theme on relationships to give students a flavour of what they will study in Second and Third Year

Kingdom 1 double-sided Portfolio and Grammar Primer book provides:

  • space and templates to guide creative tasks, redraft space and success checklists
  • practice tasks for every grammar and language lesson in Kingdom 1

View sample pages by using the arrow keys on your keyboard, or drag the top right hand corner of the page with your mouse.