February 05, 2012

Reviewing Emily Simpson's EAL Task

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It was nice to see that Emily used the same book as me for this task. It was very interesting to see her take on how she'd use it with a different age group and what focus she'd have for her teaching sequence. I loved her idea for starting with a drama-based activity as it takes the pressure to use language away for EAL pupils and allows them to engage with the task and the story. The second activity shows a nice progression onto connecting the words with the images and the final activity shows good links with science.

Overall I think this was an excellent teaching sequence and it really shows that Emily has given a lot of thought to issues surrounding EAL pupils and literacy.


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