Combined resources from the Big Bear Banter and P4-7 Induction Packs. Now including lots of links for each topic to online resources eg. online flashcards, animated stories, YouTube videos, songs and interactive games. This document is a live document which will be updated with new online resources.
These strategies have been developed to support pupils to use strategies in their classes to help them to develop and acquire English. They can be downloaded individually or as a zip folder. They were originally developed and sent out to pupils over the year so that they had a weekly strategy to try out.
- Mind Maps
- Learning New Words
- Vocab cards Quizlet
- Use the people around you
- Graphic Organisers
- Translation and Dictionaries
- Action Tree
- Speech to text, readers and support on Chromebook
- Analysis – making the same mistakes
- Keeping your home language (L1)
- Idiomatic sayings
Little by Little zip folder
Great little book looking at worries and Covid 19 creating practical things to do to help and promoting discussion and links.
This is another good site for reading books – to read or have read to you. Lots of different subjects for fiction, non fiction and graphic novels.
Attached are some websites to support children at home and also a list of different activities that could be done with parents and by themselves developed by Glasgow EAL.
Resources for EAL Learners at Home_Glasgow EAL
Below find links to the flyer and application forms to the SATEAL Conference on Saturday 21st March in Edinburgh University. This conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, PSAs and ASN teachers who are interested in developing good practice with EAL learners.
SATEAL20 Conference flyer (1)
SATEAL application Form 2020
- provide visual stimuli for pupils to write from g. photos, video, artefacts eg Literacy Shed
- talk about the structure of English and possible similarities and differences with other languages eg. different word order, articles etc. (Omniglot details some common challenges speakers of other languages have)
- provide opportunities to rehearse before writing
- encourage paired work and peer evaluation
- Use activities such as Dictogloss to practice note taking and use to develop writing
- play games / provide activities to help understanding and use of prepositions, match nouns and pronouns, teach articles
- DARTS activities including;–
- provide support for pupils to match simple sentence starters to sentence endings, then ask pupil to copy complete sentences
- ask pupil to sort/sequence simple jumbled sentences
- clearly organise information on the board using graphic organisers and provide simple grids or tables for pupils to complete
- use gap fill exercises or cloze procedure
- model writing for the pupil and providing good examples
- use writing frames to scaffold questions leading to how / why question
- introduce different connectives/conjunctions Connectives and starters word list – basic or Connectives and starters word list – advanced eg because, so, then, but, however etc
- encourage students to learn from their mistakes and use Correction Code
- encourage pupils to punctuate while writing
- ask pupil to read back the sentences to see if they ’sound right’, use Clicker 6 to do this
- pre teach new words through providing interactive display g. of new or key words
- encourage the ongoing use of dual language/English to English dictionary as appropriate
Back to Strategies Overview