Adventures: Primary Language Arts - Book 2

ISBN: 9789766382063

For Ages: 7-8 years

  • Marcia Thomas-Powell
  • Marlene Golding
  • Alecia Sawyers
  • Donna Werdenie

Adventures: Primary Language Arts – Book 2 (APLA – Book 2) is a comprehensive language arts and literacy textbook with an accompanying audio CD that covers the latest Grade 2/Class 1/Standard 1/Primary 1 curricula for Caribbean students (ages 7 to 8). 

In Book 2, the topics are taught through the play, discover and learn method where children are encouraged to learn by exploring their surroundings and playing with each other. Its activities, projects and lessons utilize the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend/Elaborate, Evaluate) in keeping with the approach of the new curriculum.

The assessment exercises are also structured according to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

  • Level 1 - Recall and reproduce
  • Level 2 - Demonstrate knowledge of skills and concepts
  • Level 3 - Think and reason strategically
  • Level 4 - Demonstrate extended thinking

The material strongly caters to children’s active imagination with the main characters - monkeys Max, Mikey and Mindy - that introduce the children to the various concepts through adventures/activities. There is a strong focus on critical thinking, speaking clearly and confidently, phonics, listening keenly, reasoning and problem-solving, as well as values and attitudes throughout the book. 

BONUS: Students are exposed to different Caribbean accents through the accompanying audio CD) and to cultures and animals through stories, poems and images.


Key Features:

  • 12 core language arts units (on topics such as Linking Verbs, Consonants, Homophones, Synonyms, Punctuation Marks, Nouns, Adjectives, Syllables
  • Practice units to ensure students have a full understanding of the concepts and improve their reading and critical thinking skills
  • Integrated content with real-life scenarios
  • Numerous comprehension passages, stories and poems


Look Out For:

  • It’s a Jungle Out There – focuses on building vocabulary and improving phonetic skills
  • Sound Cheer – students are asked to listen to words and letters of words, then shout what they hear
  • Reading Fun – develops students’ reading, listening and comprehension skills, mainly through stories
  • Word Trail – provides fun word games that will improve students’ vocabulary


The Authors
Marcia Thomas-Powell is the principal of Cascade Primary School and is a curriculum and instruction specialist with over 26 years’ experience at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Marlene Golding is a Grade 4 teacher at Christiana Leased Primary and Infant School and is an accomplished primary level specialist with over 16 years’ experience.

Alecia Sawyers is a successful teacher with over 25 years’ experience at Vaz Preparatory School.

Donna Werdenie, a graduate of Shortwood Teachers’ College, has been a classroom teacher for over 14 years, with experience at both the early childhood and primary levels.


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