Building Blocks for English provides teachers with a systematic approach to the development of study skills and language in 9-11 year olds. The book has three main aims : to help young learners of English become more independent and autonomous through the development of good learning skills and strategies ? to make English language learning more meaningful, memorable and accessible ? to help make the learning experience fun, by using engaging activities which children associate with enjoyment. The book contains 39 activities with interleaved Teacher?s Notes, covering three study skills areas : Alphabet skills, discovering patterns with words and making and using word records. Clear guidance is given on how to use the material, including the main skills aim of the activity, the key vocabulary covered and the linguistic areas dealt with.