Welcome to the Wonderful World of Words (WOW). This 20-part series of books aims to help children learn English grammar systematically and progressively, in a fun and meaningful way, through stories. Children will be able to understand how grammar works through the exciting tales of the characters from WOW Kingdom and Forest. The stories also help children learn vocabulary that is integrated with grammar, so they can use words accurately in sentences and help improve their writing.
Volumes 1–10 are suitable for children who are just starting to learn English, with topics that cover basic grammar skills, from nouns and verbs to pronouns and adverbs.
Volumes 11–20 are suitable for children who have completed Volumes 1–10 and have grasped the basics of grammar. They are now prepared to learn more concepts such as the past tense, action verbs, phrasal verbs and subject-verb-agreement.
- Imaginative stories that engage children, and help develop an interest in learning grammar
- Adventures that encourage children to learn and understand grammar, and not just memorise rules
- Games and activities to reinforce learning and check for understanding
Volume 13 – The Queen Goes to the Rescue
In this volume, children learn about the past tense and its uses in talking about the past. What is particularly important is that the past tense is taught in relation to narratives (stories) which help children improve their use of tenses in writing. Children also learn about the many different ways the past tense is formed, as well as the irregular past tenses.
Dr Lubna Alsagoff is a language educator who is especially known for her work in improving the teaching of grammar in schools and in teacher education. She was Head of English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and has published a number of grammar resources used by teachers and students. She has a PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University, USA, and has been teaching and researching English grammar for over 30 years.
- The Wonderful World of Words
- Lubna Alsagoff