Minecraft English Ages 7-8: Official Workbook (Minecraft Education) Paperback – 4 Nov. 2021
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The only official Minecraft English book for children aged 7-8!
Children embark on a Minecraft adventure in each English topic, using their skills and knowledge to complete the tasks and earn rewards.
This is a write-in English practice workbook which uses the Minecraft game as a mechanism for practising the key English skills covered in Year 3.
- Accomplish English activities to help Minecraft characters on their missions
- Explore different biomes in each topic
- Earn emeralds as you work through the book, and choose how you spend them
- Go hardcore with challenging questions
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Minecraft English and maths official workbooks
Children aged 5-11 embark on a Minecraft adventure in English and maths topics.
- Write-in practice workbooks
- Practice key skills covered in Year 3
- Earn rewards by completing activities
My son has gone from really disliking English topic to thoroughly enjoying it and looking forward to his topic each day now. This is all down to using your Minecraft books as part of our English work. So we cannot thank you enough.
Review from Becky, home educator
- Publisher : Collins (4 Nov. 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 80 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008462828
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008462826
- Reading age : 7 - 8 years, from customers
- Dimensions : 21 x 0.4 x 29.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 3,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2022
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By eire on 28 July 2022
He absolutely loves this book and has consistently completed a page a day without losing interest, he even asks to do more!
The content is great and covers everything in the Year 3 curriculum from what I can see. The tasks are manageable and interesting enough to keep him engaged and he likes collecting the emeralds for each task completed.
I would highly recommend for any reluctant readers/writers who need some extra motivation.
The layout is nice and clear, and each double-page spread is reasonably packed with different activities and steps, but laid out clearly so it doesn’t seem messy or over-intensive. There’s enough going on on each spread for even just a couple of pages to be a worthwhile exercise, a bite-sized bit of learning a child could do before their dinner is ready etc.
It is possible some 7-year-olds are going to find aspects of this too scary. If your 7-year-old prefers Creative mode to Survival mode, and jumps whenever they see a spider or a zombie that could actually harm them in Survival, there are some short story elements in here which could potentially make them nervous. This is definitely the caves and creepers side of Minecraft, rather than the rainbow bridges and fun safe home-making side.
Unlike some themed and branded workbooks, I was pleased to see that there isn’t too much Minecraft-specific vocabulary crowbarred in here. I tried a Star Wars workbook a while back and didn’t like how kids were spending too much time spelling the character names from the franchise rather than generally useful vocab. While Minecraft does have its own made-up words, they’re mostly avoided here in favour of words that exist both inside Minecraft and outside it. The obvious and frequent exception is “mobs” but at least that’s a simple one.
Like the equivalent Maths book, there’s a loose story running through the entire book that should help encourage kids to push on through it. It’s not the most exciting of stories let’s be honest, but it helps.
As branded and themed workbooks go, this is definitely one of the better examples I’ve seen, and my kids were keen to give it a go, which is a good sign.
This series is ideal for fans of Minecraft to give a boost at Year 3 English skills. Answers are provided at the back and they are clear to follow. The paper in this workbook is good quality and pens don’t tend to bleed through.
At the start of the workbook there is a clear explanation for parents and it indicates that parental support may be required for explaining. The book follows the characters of Kim and Sami on an adventure where you collect emeralds for correct answers. These can be ‘exchanged’ on the final page at a market. I like that harder questions on the pages are indicated with a heart, as this provides a visual prompt for children that they will find it more challenging. Collecting emeralds are based on correct answers, so parents need to mark the work quite regularly so children can see how much they are accumulating.
Topics covered include: proof-reading, pre fixes and suffixes, creative writing and word classes.
There are lots of bright pictures that will appeal to children however, some pages have a lot of writing, especially as the ‘story’ develops.
This is a nice idea: it’s a Minecraft story and a workbook. It’s an engaging workbook that covers a range of skills that are appropriately challenging.