Welcome to Happy Campers!

Successful learners are happy campers!

 
Happy Campers is a seven-level American English series that provides memorable and positive learning experiences that leave students feeling successful and confident.
 
 
Key features include:
 
  • A practical flipbook design for the Student Book and The Language Lodge.
  • Student-centered lessons to build communication and collaborative skills.
  • Vocabulary echoes, Grammar cheers, and songs  to present and practice new language.
  • A Presentation Kit with flashcard and animation videos to bring language to life.
  • A Skills Book for Grades 1−6 with original reading texts, pronunciation sound-outs, and word games.
  • An Assessment Pack and Test Generator providing pre-written and editable tests.
 
The Happy Campers course methodology is centered on front-loading language presentations and using musical imagery repetition to help students learn and, most importantly, remember new language. Vocabulary echoes, grammar cheers, pronunciation sound-outs, and songs are all part of this unique, class-building musical program.
 
Activities are scaffolded to enable students to succeed. As they successfully complete each activity, their confidence grows. They become happy campers.
 
 

About Happy Campers

Happy Campers is designed to provide a learning environment in which teachers and students feel a continuous sense of achievement and satisfaction. Lessons and activities are focused on simple, achievable goals that build confidence and encourage a positive attitude toward English Language learning. By doing the activities in Happy Campers, students become part of a child-centred community–they work together to meet goals, sing, cheer, and echo while doing tasks and, above all, have fun.

 

American English. Levels Starter to 6.

 
Student Book authors: Patricia Acosta, Angela Padrón, Angela Llanas, Libby Williams, Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli, Lesley Painter-Farrell.
 
Skills Book authors: Angela Llanas, Libby Williams, Katie Foufouti, Angela Padrón, Jill McEnery.
 
 

Components

For Teachers
 
  • Teacher’s Edition
  • Class Audio CD
  • Presentation Kit 
  • Assessment Pack and Test Generator
  • Methodology Handbook
  • Visuals Pack
  • Happy Actors Pack
  • Planners
 

Happy Campers provides a wealth of additional resources to support busy teachers.

With the Assessment Pack, teachers will be able to evaluate students through classwork and written tests. By using both Teamwork Assessments and Language Assessments, teachers can record scores and gain a more complete understanding of each child's progress.

The Visuals Pack contains printable flashcards, posters, and activity ideas for practicing and reviewing the key language in Happy Campers. Posters can be printed in A3 and A1 size.

The Happy Actors Pack includes plays, poems, and songs for students to perform on open days, plus helpful notes on props, costumes, and putting on a performance.

The Planners are designed to help teachers organize their lessons to get the maximum out of the Happy Campers resources.

The Methodology Handbook explains the pedagogy behind the Happy Campers course and provides useful workshop ideas on giving encouragement and feedback, focusing attention, collaboration, and participation.

 

The Presentation Kit is a fully interactive presentation tool that can be used to project all Student Book and The Language Lodge pages. Interactive activities may be completed as a class or used to check answers. Language presentations are supported by lively vocabulary echo and grammar cheer videos.

 
For Students
 
  • Skills Book
  • Happy Campers app
  • Flipbook - Student Book
  • Flipbook - The Language Lodge

In the Student Book, songs, reading texts, and comic strips are featured in two consecutive lessons to give students an opportunity to work with the same content in different ways. Students consolidate and review language while developing listening and fluency skills. In Starter Level and Levels 1 and 2Make and Play! lessons provide the opportunity for students to collaborate as they create and play a game together while using the unit's target language. In Levels 3,4,5 & 6 Team Up! lessons allow students to collaborate as they prepare and present a teamwork activity using the unit's target language.

 

The Language Lodge features workbook-style pages that link directly to the vocabulary and grammar lessons in the Student Book. Activities provide extensive practice to help students remember and assimilate new language.

 

The Skills Book is designed to support students in the development of limited, but specific, speakinglisteningreading, and writing skills.  At Level 1 and 2 , Word Work lessons provide spelling and phonics activities, using the unit vocabulary.  At Levels 3,4,5 & 6 , Word Work lessons provide spelling, reading, and thinking activities, using the unit vocabulary.

 

The Student App practices and consolidates vocabulary for each level through highly motivating games.

 
Find out how to download the Happy Campers apps.

Content samples

Take a look at the Student Book Contents and sample materials.

You will need Adobe Flash Player to view video content.

Level 1

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 1.

Skills Book 1 Class Audio Sample Say It!
Student Book 1 Class Audio Sample Song: Nature Walk
Skills Book 1 Sample Unit
Student Book 1 Sample Unit
Student Book 1 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 1 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 1 Sample Unit

Level 2

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 2.

Skills Book 2 Class Audio Sample Say It!
Student Book 2 Class Audio Sample Song: Rock Around the Town!
Skills book 2 Sample Unit
Student Book 2 Sample Unit
Student Book 2 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 2 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 2 Sample Unit

Level 3

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 3.

Skills Book 3 Class Audio Sample Happy Reader: Sandcastles
Student Book 3 Class Audio Sample Song: My Clothes
Skills book 3 Sample Unit
Student Book 3 Sample Unit
Student Book 3 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 3 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 3 Sample Unit

Level 4

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 4.

Skills Book 4 Class Audio Sample Happy Reader: What's That Sound?
Student Book 4 Class Audio Sample Song: Animal Friends
Skills Book 4 Sample Unit
Student Book 4 Sample Unit
Student Book 4 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 4 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 4 Sample Unit

Level 5

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 5.

Skills Book 5 Class Audio Sample Happy Reader: Howie's Adventure
Student Book 5 Class Audio Sample Song: On the Go!
Skills Book 5 Sample Unit
Student Book 5 Sample Unit
Student Book 5 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 5 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 5 Sample Unit

Level 6

Use the links below to access the content samples for Level 6.

Skills Book 6 Class Audio Sample Happy Reader: A Letter to the Editor
Student Book 6 Class Audio Sample Song: Movie Fans
Skills Book 6 Sample Unit
Student Book 6 Sample Unit
Student Book 6 Scope and Sequence
Teacher's Edition 6 Sample Unit
The Language Lodge 6 Sample Unit

Further information

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