Garnet Education

Level 3
Student's Book with Song CD

By Marta Graciela Garcia Lorea and Elida Beatriz Messina Illustrated by Doug Nash

Mixed media product - Student's Book with Song CD, 96 pages £14.00
Published: 10th June 2011
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ISBN: 9781859645918
Format: 210mm x 270mm
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Category: Pre-school
Level: Pre-school

Series: Sunshine

Sunshine Level 3 Student's Book

The Garnet Education Sunshine series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in the category 'Best Entry for Children' in 2011.

Sunshine is a three-level introductory series for kindergarten children studying English. It is both teacher- and student-friendly and provides balanced activities that address all intelligences and learning styles. Sunshine helps to develop students' curiosity, imagination, creativity and gross and fine motor skills.

Key Features

  • Sunshine is content-based. It develops listening and speaking skills through pictures, art and music.
  • Language is taught through the characters of Emma, Paul and Vicky, who create humor and build confidence.
  • Varied activities encourage 'whole-brain learning' and maintain childrens' interest.
  • Brightly illustrated songs, rhymes and chants develop phonemic awareness.
  • Sunshine includes tear-out worksheets, stickers and an end-of-course diploma.
  • The Resource Bank includes teaching tips as well as detailed suggestions for additional games, crafts, drama activities and songs.

Accompanying Activity Book, Resource Pack, Teacher's Book and Big Book also available.


Unit 1: My School
Unit 2: Toys
Unit 3: Animal World
Unit 4: Our Families
Review 1
Unit 5: Food
Unit 6: Happy Birthday Party
Unit 7: Seasons and Clothes
Unit 8: In the City!
Review 2
Rebus Sentences

"The Sunshine series is designed to help kindergarten students improve their listening and speaking skills in English. Level 3 is the third of three levels in this series. The four components of level 3 include the Student’s Book, the Activity Book, the Teacher’s Resource Pack, and the Big Book.

The Student’s Book is a lively, spiral-bound paperback with colorful pictures on every page. The illustrations introduce the characters for the series: Kim, Tony, Dan, and Jane (the children) and Miss White (the teacher), along with Emma the Elephant, Paul the Parrot, and Vicky the Snail. There are eight units in the Student’s Book including “My School,” “Toys,” “Animal World,” “Our Families,” “Food,” “HappyBirthday Party,” “Seasons & Clothes,” and “In the City.” Each unit has eight lessons.

At the end of the book, there are finger puppets of Emma, Paul, and Vicky, which can be cut out and used to enhance the lessons. Each Student’s Book also includes a copy of the CD Songs.

While the Student’s Book offers brightly colored illustrations, the pages in the Activity Book are black and white so that children can color the pictures themselves. The activity pages correspond to the units and lessons from the Student’s Book and offer opportunities to color, match, count, and trace the items on the page.

The Teacher’s Resource Pack has six main components: Class and Songs CDs, a birthday chart, a height chart, a resource book, and a set of word cards. Class contains 83 tracks, providing audio samples for each of the lessons in the Student’s Book. The Songs features 19 songs and rhymes such as “If You’re Happy,” “Head and Shoulders,” and “Here are Grandma’s Glasses.” The resource book provides printed lyrics for the tracks on Songs. It also offers teaching ideas and guidelines, suggestions for developing classroom routines, and games and crafts. The word cards are 8½” x 11” laminated cards highlighting letters and vocabulary words from the lessons.

The Big Book contains selected pages from the Student’s Book in a larger format (18.9» x 26.8»). The Big Book allows teachers to lead the class in wholegroup activities for two of the lessons in each unit.

Overall, the series seems well organized and age appropriate for young learners. The components in the series are nicely correlated to each other and provide the type of flexibility that would allow individual teachers to adapt the materials according to their needs."

- Aubrey Olsen Bronson for TESL Reporter, 45, (2), 2012

Publication Details:

 Mixed media product - Student's Book with Song CD, 96 pages
 210mm x 270mm
Contains full colour illustrations

BIC Code:
 Garnet Education


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