Scholastic English Skills


Help children master core English skills with this acclaimed series of teacher resources and pupil workbooks.

  • An ideal English toolkit for the primary years
  • Gets children speaking, reading and writing confidently
  • Tackles common problems that hold back progress
  • Covers grammar and punctuation, spelling and vocabulary, handwriting and comprehension
  • Helps teachers deliver inspiring lessons with a minimum of planning

Our teacher’s books are packed with inspiring ready-made lesson ideas, planning resources, activities and posters. They also include detailed background knowledge and teacher notes, plus a whiteboard CD-ROM.

Our linked pupil workbooks can be used in school or at home to reinforce children’s learning and build their confidence with an exciting range of targeted activities.

In this series


Leonie Bennett

Leonie Bennett is a freelance educational writer. She has had her work published by Ginn, Heinemann and Hodder & Stoughton. She is also the author of Scholastic Writing Guides: Instructions (pub 01/02) and she co-authored SLC: Red Fiction: Stories That Raise Issues.

Pam Dowson

Pam Dowson is a retired primary school teacher and PGCE tutor in Primary English. Pam is currently an independent literacy consultant who now writes.

Elspeth Graham

Elspeth Graham is a freelance educational writer. She has written for many different publishers, including Longman, OUP and PCET.

Gillian Howell

Qualified as a teacher in 1971. 3 children, break from work to bring them up. Returned to teaching in 1985. Joined Educational Publishing 1991-2000. Reading and Language consultant for Heinemann, Ginn and Rigby 1997-2000. Freelance writer from 2000.

Alison Milford

Alison Milford is a primary school teacher who now works as an educational writer.

Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas is headteacher of a Sheffield primary school. He is the series editor of Scholastic Literacy Centres and Writing Guides. His previous publications include Writing Guides: Scary Stories 7-9 and Pocket Guides: Understanding Texts.

Donna Thomson

Donna Thomson is a primary literacy specialist, researcher and educational writer.