Have you ever thought about becoming a materials writer? If so, this new resource book is a good place to start. The seven main sections contain a wealth of ideas, from useful information for first-time writers to ideas for self-editing and development aimed at experienced writers.
The book provides a comprehensive list of different exercise types, such as gap-fill, categorisation, re-ordering and multiple-choice. It includes ideas for writing a wide range of language teaching material, including worksheets, supplementary materials, song-based lessons and teachers’ notes – even board games. I especially like the tips for writing effective rubrics. The unit on digital and online material is rather short, but essential. This 184-page wire-bound book is a great introduction to materials writing – and a cure for writer’s block! Recommended.