Series Name

ActiveLearn Digital Service

ActiveLearn Digial Service combines front-of-class teaching resources, planning materials and homework, practice and support to assist teachers and improve learner outcomes.

The service is backed up with support throughout your subscription (plus, in-house training is also available) to ensure you and your learners get the most out of the course. An ALDS subscription also includes the Teacher Guide, mentioned below.

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Front-of-class teaching and planning resources

ActiveLearn Digital Service supports teachers in embedding the core principles of Grammar for Writing in their front-of-class teaching.AT Witches screen shot 300113

 supports teachers in embedding the core principles of in their front-of-class teaching.
  • Provides the Student Book on screen with a wealth of resources, including videos, digital grammar activities, weblinks, PowerPoints and worksheets.
  • Includes powerful functionality enabling you to add your own resources, make annotations and customise the ActiveTeach space.

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Homework Practice and Support Service

The Homework Practice and Support Service for Skills for Writing provides students with online access to the Student Books with ActiveBook and a range of online homework activities through ActiveCourse.

for provides students with online access to the Student Books with ActiveBook and a range of online homework activities through ActiveCourse.
  • AL screenshot 300113Digital homework activities allow students to consolidate and test their understanding of the grammar features that have been focused on in class.
  • Independent writing activities encourage students to practise writing and then reflect on the language choices they have made.

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Teacher Guide (included in ALDS)

This digital, fully-editable Teacher Guide contains detailed lesson plans which guide teachers through all the units, showing how to use the resources and embed the pedagogy effectively. It also helps teachers to develop their own grammatical knowledge by providing content from Cybergrammar (comes free with the Teacher Guide) to support learning and understanding of the grammatical focus of the lessons.


Try these free lesson plans:

Unit 2: Writing the world, lesson 4

Unit 4: Spy fiction, lesson 5



Created by Debra Myhill and her team at Exeter University to help teachers develop their own grammatical knowledge, Cybergrammar is hosted on ActiveTeach and comes free with purchases of the Skills for Writing ActiveTeach Presentation and Teacher Guide products. It provides information on a range of grammatical features to support understanding and interactive self-tests to put this learning into practice and test grammatical knowledge.  






Series includes

1 x Student Book Pack (contains all 3 Student Books)
Student Books also sold digitally as ActiveBooks.
1 x ActiveLearn Digital Service (subscription)
The full annual subscription includes:
- Homework, practice and support
- Front-of-class teaching resources
- Teacher planning materials


1 x ActiveBooks (subscription) 

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