Posts Tagged ‘English’

EAL in the classroom

Today we had an excellent lecture from the Somerset education department for EAL (English as an Additional Language). It was interesting to hear about how we, as new teachers, can help any pupil with their learning of English when it is a 2nd language. The resources provided from EMAS are fantastic to! Do you have experience from training with EAL? What is being done on your school?

Here is a tip for resources in EAL – http://www.mantralingua.com

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Phonics – y-e-s or n-o

phonicsHad a session today on phonics as part of our English module. I have had little experience in phonics, perhaps witnessing as little as an hour in total within the schools I have visited. It was such a relief to be able to put a meaning and understanding to the terms phonemes and graphemes, di-graphs and trigraphs! It was a busy session with the opportunity to try out a few classroom games using phonics and also come up with lists for confusing words found in the english language that do not work with phonics. What a surprise!
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Professional Storytelling

This is a good example of a professional storyteller.  It is a wonderful way to engage children in the fun and understanding of stories and reading.  Would you agree?

Whiteboard Literacy ICT

Teachers TVA good video here from our friends at Teachers TV!  A few great ideas to start literacy discussion and ideas in any class from year 1 to year 6.