My English Words book cover
72 pages
15.24  x 22.86 cm (6 x 9 in)
saddle stitch binding
ISBN 978-0-9949664-1-4

My English Words - student handbook

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  • Junior high to adult
  • Builds English vocabulary, conversation, spelling, and writing fluency
  • A uniquely Canadian student resource used in schools across Canada

This ESL/ELL resource builds fluency 

New English speakers and writers need words at their fingertips to feel confident, independent, and fluent. My English Words offers a rich word resource that is small and handy to use in a classroom, at home, or on the go. Students can refer to their own personalized book, which includes extensive vocabulary along with extra spaces for students to add more words.

Growing language confidence, building vocabulary

Created by an experienced Canadian teacher, writer, and editor, My English Words helps students to find the precise word they need, easily and independently. My English Words is a personal word book that contains exactly what language learners want:

  • illustrated words for clothing and parts of the body
  • spelling variations (such as “favour” and “favor”)
  • spaces for students to add new words
  • explanations for confusing words (such as “breath” and “breathe”)
  • synonyms for words such as “happy”
  • contractions and longer equivalents (such as “I'm” for “I am”)
  • basic writing tips (such as how to reduce the use of “and”)
  • how to find words with challenging spelling (such as “phone” and “pneumonia”)
  • how to boost descriptions of colours
  • special word lists (days of the week, months, seasons, weather, numbers, time, money, job hunting, digital topics, health, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, sports and fitness, animals, food, the five senses, feelings and behaviour, and Canadian place names)
  • parts of speech, capitalization, more about pronouns (such as first person singular), conjunctions, prepositions, the verbs "to be" and "to have," and punctuation
  • the lyrics for "O Canada"
  • a map of Canada