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February 07, 2012

EAL

Teaching EAL in Literacy

Book: Rabbit Pie

Author: Penny Ives, 2007.

I have chosen this book as a suitable book to support children with EAL for several reasons. Firstly the book has simplistic words in a large print which will help the learner to break down the words phonetically and not get an overload of words on one page.

Secondly within the book there are vast amounts of pictures which link directly to the text. This should help EAL students understand the words and again will aid their reading and word recognition and association.

In addition there is limited punctuation within the book just full stops and capital letters. This will aid the EAL learner again as it will not be overloading the child with information too quickly.

I believe the book would be useful for children of all years depending on the level at which the EAL is at.


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